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Windows live messenger error code 8e5e0408

I have just loaded the new wlm and now iam unable to sign in to it of my desktop i have tried web messenger and i can sign into that i have also tried turing of my fire wall that didnt work my wireless router hasnt got a fire wall. iam not very good with computer can you help please

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  • Jota2k
    Jota2k Jan 16, 2009

    I have the same problem after installing WLM 2009.

    I deleted the folder from windows registry exactly as "r_farooqui" said, but (for me) it's not enough. I'm still getting the same message: "Signing in to Windows Live Messenger failed because the service is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later." Error code: 8e5e0408



    Anyone with another solutions?



    []'s,

    Jota



    PS.: I'm using Vista (32-bit)

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    i did tht nd it still dunt work :(

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    Same isse here. Though I do notice that if I sign in using web messenger and then try live messenegr, it actually signs me off the web messenger. I am using Norton 360 v2 beta. I have removed all the disallow rules and added a rule for msnmsgr and for port 1863 and still no luck.



    Going to try uninstalling Norton 360 and see if that resolves the issue. Completely disabling it and windows firewall didnt help. Live messeneger works on another machine so i know it's not router or switch related

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    its when i started using new msn and it signes in other msn adresses >:(

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    i think it has somethign to do with downloading movies or simalar, maybs by terminating bitspirit or bittorrent it may work

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I upgraded my msn to a windows live 8, but then it says error : 8e5e0408 every time i try to sign in....please help me

  • Raioh Apr 02, 2009

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF WHY IS THIS HAPPENING!

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    I tried solution 2, i tried deleting my cache, i tried goin into regedit.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    error code

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    #2 didnt work for me

  • xx-ami-babes Apr 29, 2009

    wont let me signe in to msn messenger however i am connected to a wireless route connection

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    it' the same problem

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    how do u backup your user directory under c:Users%username% ?


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Check your event logs running C:\Windows\System32\eventvwr.exe
If you see lots of wlcomm errors under Windows Logs/Application, that means wlcomm has no access to your user directory.

To solve the problem:

1. Back up your user directory under c:\Users\%username% just in case
2. right-click on x:\users\%username% and go to properties
3. go to security tab and click advanced
4. Change the permission set to the following:
Type Name Permission Inhefited from Apply To
Allow %username% Full Control <not inherited> This folder, subfolders and files
Allow SYSTEM Full Control <not inherited> This folder, subfolders and files
Allow Administrators Full Control <not inherited> This folder, subfolders and files

Make sure you uncheck the "include the inheritable..." and "replace.." checkboxes.

Click OK and let it run.

Now you should be able to log on to Messenger.

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TRIED ALL THESE ON HERE WITH NO LUCK SO I JUST WENT TO
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\WINDOWSLIVECONTACTS
AND DELETED ALL KEYS FROM DATABASE AND ME FOLDERS BUT NOT THE TOP DEFAULT ONES. WORKED FOR ME ANYWAY

Posted on Dec 17, 2009

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    TRIED ALL THESE ON HERE WITH NO LUCK SO I JUST WENT TO
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\WINDOWSLIVECONTACTS
    AND DELETED ALL KEYS FROM DATABASE AND ME FOLDERS BUT NOT THE TOP DEFAULT ONES. WORKED FOR ME ANYWAY

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Hi,

1. Hit "run" in the start menu
2. Type "regedit"
3. Open "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MSNMessenger"
4. Delete the folder called MSN Messenger
5. After this MSN Messenger Live will login as normal.

or...

If you're not comfortable editing the registry, you can run this small reg. file which does the same thing as posted above:
Remove Messenger Settings

Hope this helps

Chris (ziraffa)

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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    rachel10 Jan 29, 2012

    Wow! Thanks for that! It's the best answer for that question I did! ...In other seaching on the other site!!!

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ASK YOUR MOM !

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Hi umm question about solution #2.. how do I open the user directory and how do I back it up? Sorry, I'm kinda confused I'm a newbie..

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None of these work help !

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Solution #2

Thank you very much

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Solution #2

The second is true, thank you very much

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The reason of the problem is unknown but the only solution is the restoring (Bo-Back) the Windows. To do this, go to Control panel and choose the Restore Windows.

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Yes SOLUTION # 2 is work

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Solution 2 worked 4 me. many thanx =))

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Solution #2 Wow thanks finaly I can log

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Error code 8e5e0408


try to use a different browser and check if Live is working there. possible options : internet explorer, google chrome, mozilla firefox. or clear your cache and browsing history.

Mar 29, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

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I cant open my msn due to the error code 8e5e05f6 Alain.crabos@hotmail.com


This should be able to solve your problem - hi

=? try this
close MSN
than go to
start
control panel
add&remove programs
‘windows live essentials’(if using WLM 2009)
‘windows live messenger’(if using WLM 8.5)
click on 'remove'
and then on 'repair'
wait til the wizard finishes
sign in again


=?if it does not work uninstall from the control panel
Start
control panel
add&remove programs
'windows essentials' ( if using WLM 2009)
'windows live messenger(if you use a previous version)
remove

=?if it doesn't work
? You have to use this program created by microsoft to remove WLM 9.0 beta3/WLM 2009
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 1.0
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/e…
once started search in the programs list for "(All Users) Windows Live Messenger [14.0.5027.0908]"
mark it with a mouse click, then click on the 'remove' button'

=?Windows live Messenger 2009
http://download.live.com/?sku=messenger

?windows live messenger 8.5
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai…

?PLUS live 4.80
http://www.msgpluslive.net/download/
(don't support the sponsor)

?NOTE: if you are trying to install WLM 8.5 and having problems, using Windows Installer CleanUp Utility search and remove "(all User) Windows Live Beta (all programs) [14.0.5025.904]"

=?if it doesn't work use "zapmessenger"
A regular issue faced is the dreaded “Another version of the product is already installed”, “Your computer has a newer version of MSN Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, ““Your computer has a newer version of Windows Live Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, “The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable” and similar messages.

http://messengergeek.spaces.live.com/blo…
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Za…

Mar 23, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

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Will sign in, but signs out after a few seconds


try this
close MSN
than go to
start
control panel
add&remove programs
‘windows live essentials’(if using WLM 2009)
‘windows live messenger’(if using WLM 8.5)
click on 'remove'
and then on 'repair'
wait til the wizard finishes
sign in again


=?if it does not work uninstall from the control panel
Start
control panel
add&remove programs
'windows essentials' ( if using WLM 2009)
'windows live messenger(if you use a previous version)
remove

=?if it doesn't work
? You have to use this program created by microsoft to remove WLM 9.0 beta3/WLM 2009
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 1.0
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/e…
once started search in the programs list for "(All Users) Windows Live Messenger [14.0.5027.0908]"
mark it with a mouse click, then click on the 'remove' button'

=?Windows live Messenger 2009
http://download.live.com/?sku=messenger

?windows live messenger 8.5
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai…

?PLUS live 4.80
http://www.msgpluslive.net/download/
(don't support the sponsor)

?NOTE: if you are trying to install WLM 8.5 and having problems, using Windows Installer CleanUp Utility search and remove "(all User) Windows Live Beta (all programs) [14.0.5025.904]"

=?if it doesn't work use "zapmessenger"
A regular issue faced is the dreaded “Another version of the product is already installed”, “Your computer has a newer version of MSN Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, ““Your computer has a newer version of Windows Live Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, “The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable” and similar messages.

http://messengergeek.spaces.live.com/blo…
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Za…

Hope I helped Dr Reed

Nov 14, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

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Impossible to Connect


This should work Read carefully try this
close MSN
than go to
start
control panel
add&remove programs
‘windows live essentials’(if using WLM 2009)
‘windows live messenger’(if using WLM 8.5)
click on 'remove'
and then on 'repair'
wait til the wizard finishes
sign in again


=?if it does not work uninstall from the control panel
Start
control panel
add&remove programs
'windows essentials' ( if using WLM 2009)
'windows live messenger(if you use a previous version)
remove

=?if it doesn't work
? You have to use this program created by microsoft to remove WLM 9.0 beta3/WLM 2009
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 1.0
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/e…
once started search in the programs list for "(All Users) Windows Live Messenger [14.0.5027.0908]"
mark it with a mouse click, then click on the 'remove' button'

=?Windows live Messenger 2009
http://download.live.com/?sku=messenger

?windows live messenger 8.5
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai…

?PLUS live 4.80
http://www.msgpluslive.net/download/
(don't support the sponsor)

?NOTE: if you are trying to install WLM 8.5 and having problems, using Windows Installer CleanUp Utility search and remove "(all User) Windows Live Beta (all programs) [14.0.5025.904]"

=?if it doesn't work use "zapmessenger"
A regular issue faced is the dreaded “Another version of the product is already installed”, “Your computer has a newer version of MSN Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, ““Your computer has a newer version of Windows Live Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, “The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable” and similar messages.

http://messengergeek.spaces.live.com/blo…
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Za…

Hope I helped MSN expert Dr Reed

Nov 05, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

1 Answer

After signing into Messenger the program either says cannot connect or if it does connect it does for a short period then disconnects, with log in required to reconnect etc. Error Message States App Name:...


=? try this
close MSN
than go to
start
control panel
add&remove programs
‘windows live essentials’(if using WLM 2009)
‘windows live messenger’(if using WLM 8.5)
click on 'remove'
and then on 'repair'
wait til the wizard finishes
sign in again


=?if it does not work uninstall from the control panel
Start
control panel
add&remove programs
'windows essentials' ( if using WLM 2009)
'windows live messenger(if you use a previous version)
remove

=?if it doesn't work
? You have to use this program created by microsoft to remove WLM 9.0 beta3/WLM 2009
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 1.0
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/e…
once started search in the programs list for "(All Users) Windows Live Messenger [14.0.5027.0908]"
mark it with a mouse click, then click on the 'remove' button'

=?Windows live Messenger 2009
http://download.live.com/?sku=messenger

?windows live messenger 8.5
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai…

?PLUS live 4.80
http://www.msgpluslive.net/download/
(don't support the sponsor)

?NOTE: if you are trying to install WLM 8.5 and having problems, using Windows Installer CleanUp Utility search and remove "(all User) Windows Live Beta (all programs) [14.0.5025.904]"

=?if it doesn't work use "zapmessenger"
A regular issue faced is the dreaded “Another version of the product is already installed”, “Your computer has a newer version of MSN Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, ““Your computer has a newer version of Windows Live Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, “The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable” and similar messages.

http://messengergeek.spaces.live.com/blo…
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Za…

Hope I helped MSN expert Dr Reed

Oct 26, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

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Why wont windows live messenger down load


lose MSN
than go to
start
control panel
add&remove programs
‘windows live essentials’(if using WLM 2009)
‘windows live messenger’(if using WLM 8.5)
click on 'remove'
and then on 'repair'
wait til the wizard finishes
sign in again


=?if it does not work uninstall from the control panel
Start
control panel
add&remove programs
'windows essentials' ( if using WLM 2009)
'windows live messenger(if you use a previous version)
remove

=?if it doesn't work
? You have to use this program created by microsoft to remove WLM 9.0 beta3/WLM 2009
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 1.0
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/e…
once started search in the programs list for "(All Users) Windows Live Messenger [14.0.5027.0908]"
mark it with a mouse click, then click on the 'remove' button'

=?Windows live Messenger 2009
http://download.live.com/?sku=messenger

?windows live messenger 8.5
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai…

?PLUS live 4.80
http://www.msgpluslive.net/download/
(don't support the sponsor)

?NOTE: if you are trying to install WLM 8.5 and having problems, using Windows Installer CleanUp Utility search and remove "(all User) Windows Live Beta (all programs) [14.0.5025.904]"

=?if it doesn't work use "zapmessenger"
A regular issue faced is the dreaded “Another version of the product is already installed”, “Your computer has a newer version of MSN Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, ““Your computer has a newer version of Windows Live Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, “The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable” and similar messages.

http://messengergeek.spaces.live.com/blo…
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Za…

Hope I helped MSN expert Dr Reed

Oct 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

1 Answer

My windows live messanger signs in for at least 6 seconds before it closes completely ... theres no error or anything it just closes before i can chat with anyone or anything its really annyoin ive...


=? try this
close MSN
than go to
start
control panel
add&remove programs
‘windows live essentials’(if using WLM 2009)
‘windows live messenger’(if using WLM 8.5)
click on 'remove'
and then on 'repair'
wait til the wizard finishes
sign in again


=?if it does not work uninstall from the control panel
Start
control panel
add&remove programs
'windows essentials' ( if using WLM 2009)
'windows live messenger(if you use a previous version)
remove

=?if it doesn't work
? You have to use this program created by microsoft to remove WLM 9.0 beta3/WLM 2009
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 1.0
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/e…
once started search in the programs list for "(All Users) Windows Live Messenger [14.0.5027.0908]"
mark it with a mouse click, then click on the 'remove' button'

=?Windows live Messenger 2009
http://download.live.com/?sku=messenger

?windows live messenger 8.5
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai…

?PLUS live 4.80
http://www.msgpluslive.net/download/
(don't support the sponsor)

?NOTE: if you are trying to install WLM 8.5 and having problems, using Windows Installer CleanUp Utility search and remove "(all User) Windows Live Beta (all programs) [14.0.5025.904]"

=?if it doesn't work use "zapmessenger"
A regular issue faced is the dreaded “Another version of the product is already installed”, “Your computer has a newer version of MSN Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, ““Your computer has a newer version of Windows Live Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, “The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable” and similar messages.

http://messengergeek.spaces.live.com/blo…
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Za…

Hope I helped MSN expert Dr Reed

Aug 15, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

1 Answer

Error code in windows live messenger 14.0


Try to clear the cache

C:/users/%USERNAME%/contacts/%YOUREMAIL%
C:/users/%USERNAME%/appdata/local/Microsoft/Messenger/%YOUREMAIL%

Delete these two folders and then restart Windows Live Messenger.

May 06, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

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Hi I am desperate


Hello,

Please try this. Delete or rename the following directories:

C:/users/%USERNAME%/contacts/%YOUREMAIL%
and
C:/users/%USERNAME%/appdata/local/Microsoft/Messenger/%YOUREMAIL%

where %USERNAME% is your username in Vista and %YOUREMAIL% is the email you use to connect to WLM.

Best regards,
Zizzler

Apr 17, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

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My msn messenger 9.0 signs out automatically by itself ..


=? try this
close MSN
than go to
start
control panel
add&remove programs
‘windows live essentials’(if using WLM 2009)
‘windows live messenger’(if using WLM 8.5)
click on 'remove'
and then on 'repair'
wait til the wizard finishes
sign in again


=?if it does not work uninstall from the control panel
Start
control panel
add&remove programs
'windows essentials' ( if using WLM 2009)
'windows live messenger(if you use a previous version)
remove

=?if it doesn't work
? You have to use this program created by microsoft to remove WLM 9.0 beta3/WLM 2009
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 1.0
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/e…
once started search in the programs list for "(All Users) Windows Live Messenger [14.0.5027.0908]"
mark it with a mouse click, then click on the 'remove' button'

=?Windows live Messenger 2009
http://download.live.com/?sku=messenger

?windows live messenger 8.5
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai…

?PLUS live 4.80
http://www.msgpluslive.net/download/
(don't support the sponsor)

?NOTE: if you are trying to install WLM 8.5 and having problems, using Windows Installer CleanUp Utility search and remove "(all User) Windows Live Beta (all programs) [14.0.5025.904]"

=?if it doesn't work use "zapmessenger"
A regular issue faced is the dreaded “Another version of the product is already installed”, “Your computer has a newer version of MSN Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, ““Your computer has a newer version of Windows Live Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, “The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable” and similar messages.

http://messengergeek.spaces.live.com/blo…
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Za…

Hope I helped MSN expert Dr Reed

Feb 22, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

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