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I have visited several websites and tried several things to try to sign into Windows Live Messenger. When I troubleshoot it comes up as hosts file error - you may have WL Messenger related entries in your hosts file that are interfering... and key ports error. I've checked my firewall but it says it allows MSN. Going into options it says I can not connect to the.NET Messenger service. I can connect to the internet and I can log into Web Messenger. I have also tried reinstalling but it still doesn't work! My SOCKS part comes up empty in Options if that's any help. Any assistance you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

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DO you lo in to a network? Domain or workgroup?

Try disabling the firewall once.

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When i connect live messenger i found following error "we can't sign in to windows live messenger" and the error code is 8e5e0247 pls help me to connect tnx


Hello Sir,

this it temporary problem.

From sources which I found try to do following things:
Click on “Start”, click “My Computer” In the Explorer window, click “Organize” Choose “Folder and Search Options” In the folder options window, click on “View” tab Select the option “Show hidden files and folders” click “ok”. Browse to the location: C:\Users\<Your Windows logon name>\App Data\Local\Microsoft Delete “Windows live contacts folder” completely.Note: Ensure to exit Windows live Messenger from the task manager before deleting Windows live contacts cache folder, otherwise you will get an error prompting that you can’t delete the folder. Try signing into Windows Live Messenger.

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Error 8E5E05F6: You can't sign in to Windows Live Messenger


Hi, If you are receiving Error 8e5e05f6 when you sign into Windows Live Messenger 2009, please try the following:

1. Enable Hidden Files and Folders:
1. A. Windows XP :
1. a.i. Click on “Start”, click “My Computer”
1. a.ii. On the “Tools” menu, click on “folder options”.
1.a.iii. On the “view” tab, locate “Advanced settings” and then follow these steps:
Check the option “Show Hidden files and folders”
Clear the option, “Hide protected operating system files check box”.
Clear the option, “Hide file extensions for know file types check box”.
1. a.iv. Click ok and close the window.
1.B. Windows Vista :
1.b.i. Click on “Start”, click “My Computer”
1.b.ii. In the Explorer window, click “Organize”
1.b.iii. Choose “Folder and Search Options”.
1.b.iv. In the folder options window, click on “View” tab
1.b.v. Select the option “Show hidden files and folders” click “ok”.

2. Delete Windows Live Contacts folder :
2. a. Click on “Start”; double click on “My computer”
2. b. Browse to the location
Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\<Your Windows logon name>\Local settings\Application Data\Microsoft
Windows Vista:
C:\Users\<Your Windows logon name>\App Data\Local\Microsoft
2. c. Delete “Windows live contacts folder” completely.
Note: Ensure to exit Windows live Messenger from the task manager before deleting Windows live contacts cache folder, otherwise you will get an error prompting that you can’t delete the folder .
2. d. Try signing into Windows Live Messenger.

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How do I fix Error 8E5E05F6


Try the following:

1. Enable Hidden Files and Folders:
1. A. Windows XP :
1. a.i. Click on “Start”, click “My Computer”
1. a.ii. On the “Tools” menu, click on “folder options”.
1.a.iii. On the “view” tab, locate “Advanced settings” and then follow these steps:
Check the option “Show Hidden files and folders”
Clear the option, “Hide protected operating system files check box”.
Clear the option, “Hide file extensions for know file types check box”.
1. a.iv. Click ok and close the window.
1.B. Windows Vista :
1.b.i. Click on “Start”, click “My Computer”
1.b.ii. In the Explorer window, click “Organize”
1.b.iii. Choose “Folder and Search Options”.
1.b.iv. In the folder options window, click on “View” tab
1.b.v. Select the option “Show hidden files and folders” click “ok”.

2. Delete Windows Live Contacts folder :
2. a. Click on “Start”; double click on “My computer”
2. b. Browse to the location
Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\<Your Windows logon name>\Local settings\Application Data\Microsoft
Windows Vista:
C:\Users\<Your Windows logon name>\App Data\Local\Microsoft
2. c. Delete “Windows live contacts folder” completely.
Note: Ensure to exit Windows live Messenger from the task manager before deleting Windows live contacts cache folder, otherwise you will get an error prompting that you can’t delete the folder .
2. d. Try signing into Windows Live Messenger.

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  1. Start > run > sfc /scannow
  2. Insert windows xp cd
  3. Restart computer
  4. You can skip step 1-3 but its strongly advised you do it.
  5. Uninstall msn messenger with ZapMessenger you can download it from:
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/ZapMessenger-Download-115115.html
6. Download and install Windows Installer Cleanup you can download it from:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/en-us
7. Run the utility, select all items concerning Windows Live, delete the following:
- Windows Live Call
- Windows Live Communication Platform
- Windows Live Essentials
- Windows Live Messenger
- Windows Live Sign-in Assistant
- Windows Live Upload Tool
8. Then restart computer
9. Download msn messenger again. You can download it from
http://download.live.com/?sku=messenger
10. Once installed Restart computer
11. Run msn messenger
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All my contacts are missing from my contact list


This is what MS told me to do..but did not work. Finally they told me to use 8.5. Try if it helps you.

Messenger Connectivity Log & Contacts Log

A. Delete the old log files.

Right-click the Start button and then click Explore. In the window that opens, click Folder Options on the Tools menu. Click the View tab, and then make sure that Show Hidden files and folders option is selected.

1. Click Start, click Run, type %userprofile%\Local Settings\, and then click OK.
2. Double-click the Application Data folder, double-click Microsoft, and then double-click Messenger.
3. In the Messenger folder, look for the MsnMsgr.txt file and delete it.

Note: If you get an error stating that you cannot delete MsnMsgr, please make sure that Windows Live Messenger is not running on the background. To check this, open the Task Manager window and check whether the msnmsgr.exe is running on Processes. If it is, select the application and click End Process. If you are prompted, click Yes.

To open the Task Manager: Click Start and then Run. Type taskmgr.exe and click OK.

4. If you don't see the MsnMsgr.txt file, please proceed to step B to enable the connection logging.

B. Turn on connection logging if the feature is not yet enabled.

1. Start Windows Live Messenger but do not sign in.
2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
3. In the left navigation bar, click Connection.
4. Click Advanced Settings.
5. Under Connection Logging, make sure that the Save a log of my server connections to help troubleshoot connection problems check box is selected.
6. Click OK.

C. Try to sign in to Windows Live Messenger again to replicate the error or issue being encountered with the service. A new connectivity log file, MSNMsgr.txt, is created the moment a sign in attempt to the service is made. When errors or issues are encountered, the connection logging feature will capture their logs.

D. Access the newly generated MsnMSgr.txt by following the steps in step A. Please look also for the ContactsLog.txt file. Please attach the files on your e-mail response to us.

Copy of the Windows Live Contacts folder

The Windows Live Contacts folder can be accessed on this path:

C:\Documents and Settings\ Your Windows logon name \Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts

Note: Windows Logon name is the logon name that you use to sign in to Windows.

Right-click the Windows Live Contacts, select Send To, and then select Compressed (zipped) Folder. A compressed file is created in the same folder. Please upload the file to Windows Live SkyDrive and we will retrieve the file from there.

To access Windows Live SkyDrive, please do these:

  1. Open your Internet browser and visit http://skydrive.live.com.
  2. Sign in using your Messenger ID and password.
  3. Click on the Public folder.
  4. Click Add files and locate the zipped Windows Live Contacts folder. Upload it.
  5. Once the file is successfully uploaded, please send us the URL or link on your e-mail response so we can download it.

While we are working on this issue, we suggest that you temporarily use the earlier version of Windows Live Messenger (v8.5) so you can continue to communicate with your friends. Please note that to be able to install the previous version, you need to uninstall all the Windows Live Essentials programs (i.e. version 2009 of Messenger, Mail, Photo Gallery, etc.).

1. Exit Windows Live Messenger.
2. Click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
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5. Under Select the programs you want to uninstall, check all the Windows Live programs shown and then click Continue.

Windows Live Messenger 8.5 can be downloaded from:
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http://www.tweston.co.uk/2008/07/26/windows-live-messenger-problems-80072745-solved/

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Key ports


I had the same problem and I tried everything I found in all kind of forums but nothing every seems to work.
What it worked for me was:

First:

Clear your proxy settings in Internet Explorer:
  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  3. On the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.
  4. Clear the Automatically detect settings check box.
  5. Click OK, and then click OK again.
Then:

Check Internet Explorer security settings:
  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  3. On the Advanced tab, in the Security section, make sure that the Check for server certificate revocation check box is cleared. Also, make sure that the Use SSL 2.0 and the Use SSL 3.0 check boxes are selected.
  4. Click OK.
Apply Changes.
Close Internet Explorer

Run Windows Live Messenger and You Are Ready To Chat Again!!

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