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Windows 7: Connection Issues with MSN

22 Dec 2009   #11
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

See if ipconfig /flushdns than ipconfig /renew works.

Those commands to be type into CMD btw.

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22 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Check registry (isDotNetProvider) for value of O = disabled, 1=enabled.

I think i had to enable mine due to work restrictions inorder to install Live Messenger.
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22 Dec 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hheat View Post
Hey guys

So i tried everything that you guys suggested with no luck at all. Just for fun i went over my neighbors house and he let me use his internet. MSN worked perfectly with no connection issues at all. So now i know it has to be a problem with my internet connection, router, or firewall. Any suggestions on what to do ?
There are some more things to check, since we've ruled out the easy stuff.

If the problem is a firewall, it either works or it doesn't (closed or open) and your internet works correctly too. There could be an intermittent failing in the router or cabling, you could always reset the router and replace the cables but I'd try a couple of things first:

1. bring a friend with a laptop to your house, using your network and the same cables and router ports, use their PC and log in to MSN. If all works, the problem is on your PC.
2. Create a new user on your PC, log in with this user and see if MSN works, if it does, your local user files for MSN are corrupted.

Also I am wondering if your windows vault is corrupted, so you might want to delete your credentials and try to log on again.
control panel
manage your credentials
remove any credentials related to MSN

A complete virus scan might be on the cards too.

Check that windows protected files are in their original condition by opening an elevated command prompt and running SFC /SCANNOW.

Lastly, I'm wondering if your hosts file has some dodgy entries and the site is being redirected.
1. Right click on notepad and run as administrator
2. On the file menu select OPEN
3. When the search box opens, change the file type (bottom right) from text documents to all files
4. Navigate to %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc
5. open the file called 'hosts'
6. Unless you have spybot or something similar installed it should look exactly like mine attached. If it's not the same, you may want to post it up so we can have a look at it.
7. Delete any entries that should not be there (this was why we opened in Admin mode).

If all fails, there is always the messenger support team, instructions here

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23 Dec 2009   #14

Windows 7

Thank you everyone for your help. I really appreciate it. I have tried literally everything that you guys have suggested and have spent the last hour doing so. I am having no luck at all. I have tried running it with my firewall completly off and it still disconnects after 30 seconds. All other instant messaging programs that i have work brilliantly. I am hooked up through the internet through a wired connection.

My neighbor gave me his password to his wireless connection, as soon as i connect to his internet, the messenger works brilliantly with no connection issues whatsoever. It has to be something with my router, but here is the interesting part, the msn messenger works no problem with all other PC's in my home. Just not mine!

I checked everything even the "host file" and it matches exactly. This computer is brand new, about 5 days old haha. I think im going to give up hahah

Thanks again for all your input! This forum is wonderful
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