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Windows 7: Windows Live Messenger Will Not Open


31 Jul 2010   #31

Windows 7
 
 

From talking to friends it seems that XP is not having this problem. It definitely has to do with this new Hotmail, that's for sure, but how to fix it is beyond me. I tried uninstalling and reintalling, it does nothing. I thought of a system restore but that would retore the old Hotmail, that got done without my knowledge. I never knowingly installed any 'new' Hotmail, it just happened. Have you tried anything at all to fix it?

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31 Jul 2010   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Hello,

Do you have any add-ons for Windows Live Messenger like Smileys, Games etc. If you have any uninstall them go to Programs and Features and check and see if you have any. Check this article for more assistance Windows Live Messenger is not Responding - Windows Live

Hope this helps,
Captain
No dice on this, either I'm doing a third clean installation, however, so maybe that will last. I will update in the morning and see if WLM is still working.
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31 Jul 2010   #33

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by inch View Post
From talking to friends it seems that XP is not having this problem. It definitely has to do with this new Hotmail, that's for sure, but how to fix it is beyond me. I tried uninstalling and reintalling, it does nothing. I thought of a system restore but that would retore the old Hotmail, that got done without my knowledge. I never knowingly installed any 'new' Hotmail, it just happened. Have you tried anything at all to fix it?
Come to think of it, it did seem to stop working right around when Hotmail changed. It may have something to do with the fact that you are able to access your contact list and chat with people through the Hotmail webpage? I've done a system restore and that didn't fix WLM for long.
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31 Jul 2010   #34

windows 7
 
 

i've found out if you dont have the (remember me, and remember my password) options clicked on you can sign in and out without any problem, its when just 1 or both options are clicked that WLM FU**'s up. but that means you have to type your sign in name in and password everytime you want to log on
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31 Jul 2010   #35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maben00 View Post
i've found out if you dont have the (remember me, and remember my password) options clicked on you can sign in and out without any problem, its when just 1 or both options are clicked that WLM FU**'s up. but that means you have to type your sign in name in and password everytime you want to log on
I'll try this, although it's not a case of not being able to sign in or out... it's a case of not actually being able to open the program.
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31 Jul 2010   #36

windows 7
 
 

got to hottmail.com it self and sign out completely and when you go to sign back in it should let you unclick those options, atleast it did for me.

hope it works for you too
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31 Jul 2010   #37

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

After clean install try this version. It's the Beta Windows Live Messenger beta if nothing works then create a new Windows user profile and test it under that account and see if that works. If that fails then i would say you can go for an Alternative messenger like Digsby = IM + Email + Social Networks

- Captain
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31 Jul 2010   #38

Windows 7
 
 
windows live messenger stopped working

I just checked my Norton scan history and I see repeatedly the same thing. I have no idea if this is relevant or not. It says...

unused port blocking has blocked communications. Inbound TCP connection from remote address local service port.

Does this make sense to anyone?
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31 Jul 2010   #39

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Hello,

After clean install try this version. It's the Beta Windows Live Messenger beta if nothing works then create a new Windows user profile and test it under that account and see if that works. If that fails then i would say you can go for an Alternative messenger like Digsby = IM + Email + Social Networks

- Captain
It looks like Beta is functioning properly. It has been installed for over an hour and is still working. I was able to exit and re-open it with no problems. It's ugly as hell, but it works Thank you so much for all of your help. I'll post back if something goes wrong.
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31 Jul 2010   #40

Windows 7
 
 
windows live messenger fixed

I have finally got messenger fixed although I did several things and am not quite sure which one did the trick.

I went to the control panel and right clicked on each separate windows live program....Essentials, Sign-in Assistant, Live Sync and Windows live Upload Tool, clicked 'repair' and/or 'change'. I had previously only tried repairing Windows Live Essentials.

I then ran my Norton Utilities scan, reg cleaner etc. rebooted and Messenger is working and hopefully will continue to do so.

Not sure which was the fix but I tend to think it's the repairs in the control panel.
Hope this helps someone.
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