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Windows 7: Windows Live Messenger Error : 81000306

05 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Rc (build 7100)
Windows Live Messenger Error : 81000306


today i installed windows 7 RC on my pc, everything is working fine, infact am luving it!
just one problem, i downloaded the live essentials,
now when i try to sign-in to live messenger, it gives me "error : 81000306"
i uninstalled & intalled it several times, but still it doesnt work!

guys PLZ help me out with this!!!

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05 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

see if any of these steps will help.

Error: 81000306

1. Make sure that you are connected to the Internet. Start Microsoft Internet Explorer, and then try to visit the following Web sites:
Messenger service status
Microsoft web site
If you cannot visit these sites, contact your Internet service provider (ISP) for information about how to set up your Internet connection so that you can visit both secure (https) and non-secure (http) sites.

2. If you are able to visit the Messenger service status page and notice that there is a service issue, please visit the site later to determine when the service is available so that you can sign into Messenger. If the site indicates that the all systems are stable and running, go to the next step.

3. Clear the proxy settings in MSN Messenger.
3.a. Start Messenger.
3.b. On the Tools menu, click Options.
3.c. Click Connection in the left navigation pane.
3.d. Click Advanced Settings in the Connection Settings section.
3.e. Delete the content of the SOCKS field.
3.f. Click OK two times to save the settings.
3.g. After you clear the proxy settings, verify if you are able to sign into Messenger. If you are still not able to sign into Messenger then please go to the next step.

4. If you are using Windows Vista, disable the Auto Tuning Networking feature:
4.a. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then right-click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
4.b. Click Continue when Windows requests permission to continue.
4.c. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
Note: This command disables the Window Auto Tuning feature.

4.d. After you disable the Auto Tuning Networking feature, verify if you are able to sign into Messenger.

5. If you are still not able to sign into Messenger then please re-enable this feature using the information below and then go to the next step.
5.a. Re-enable the Auto Tuning Networking feature by typing the following command at the command prompt, and then pressing ENTER:

netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal

Note: This command enables Window Auto Tuning again so that you can take advantage of the network throughput performance increase it provides.

6. If you are using Windows Vista and you also use a router (eg. Linksys, D-Link, Netgear) on your home network to connect to the internet please visit the router manufacturer’s website to update to the latest firmware for that product.
Error: 81000306 - Windows Live
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Rc (build 7100)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
see if any of these steps will help.

Error: 81000306

Error: 81000306 - Windows Live

i tried the links ur asked, and they are working fine,
but the tutorail u suggested is for windows vista,
i would have tried it, but windows 7 doest have a windows messenger. and thus i cant try that!!

still in search of a proper solution!!!
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05 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

umm, Windows 7 is related to Vista, the steps still apply in 7. It may or may not work but it's not going to hurt to try them.
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07 May 2009   #5

Windows 7

It worked out for me perfectly on the same error.It's important to run CMD.EXE as admin - else it wont apply.Thanks for solution.
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27 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 RC

I installed windows 7 RC yesterday and I had same problem, I searched a lot of "help" documentation finally applied abbove mentioned Command Prompt option an reach the solution at last :) Thank you very much..
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01 Nov 2011   #7

Widows 7 Home Premium x64

One of your solutions to solve that issue dosnt make sense, ie, the 81000306 error that we get stops you signing into messenger, but one of your solutions is to sign into messenger & go to tools, how exactly do you do that if you cant sign in due to the error lol.
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