i searched internet and tried everything from firewall - router - reinstalling windows but NOTHING helped..
i don't know if this will solve problems of all other people.. but try this..
the short version >>>> i created a new msn live id.. and it worked from there...
long version >>>>> i registered for the msn id back in 2001 and my country was set to "Pakistan"
u can see (if u have the same problem) u can't view as many
advertisements in the main Msn Messenger window and Msn Chat window..
i.e. a multi-tabbed bar sitting in the left side of main msn window and
one big advertisment banner below..
now as you are trying to have a
Video chat.... ur window will say "Webcam Sponsored By.. " but as ur
location is set to a country or area for which there are no
advertisments or sponsors... You Are Stuck!
Stupid... isn't it?
just login to your hotmail/msn live id online >> goto options
>> under "manage your account" click on "View and edit your
personal information" ..... then on the right side under "Common Tasks"
click on "Edit Your Registered Information"
change your country's location to the current one.. OR even if it's right.. just use uk, america, australia
(also give other information like state/postal code/city etc) >>
because they won't allow u to view the webcam without advertisements...
(which by the way, are from your region)
now... wonder why msn gives you Free 5 GB space ?