Sunday, December 13, 2009

I cannot sign into MSN messenger

WLM isn't getting connected?

There are few tips how to fix the problem:

ExplanationIssues which all boiled down to the same cause:- Attempting to login but all you get is eternally spinning buddies- Login works but you can't add contacts- Login works but you don't get any contacts- Error codes when signing in (for example
81000314)Cause of problems:
An outage in one of the data centers which prevented some people from updating or accessing their contacts.This has been fixed, but contacts added during this outage will unfortunatly be lost and need to be added again.

Some back end systems had trouble with the handshaking (technicial term to indicate the communication protocol between systems): Messenger was trying to send a request for the contact list and the response it was getting was't what was expected due to modifications on other back end systems.

To fix this you need to delete the cache of this handshake policy. Once this cache is deleted a new and fixed handshake can take place and the errors will be gone.FixDelete you handshaking policy cache:

Exit Messenger completely (this means right clicking the Messenger tray icon and choosing Exit).

Open your registry editor (Start > Run > regedit.exe) and navigate to: for Messenger 8.0: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\MSNMessenger for Messenger 8.1: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\WindowsLive\CommunicationsClient

Once there, you must remove the following subkeys: for Messenger 8.0: Policies for Messenger 8.1: Shared
Close your registry editor and restart Messenger.Make sure you don't delete or modify anything else. Wrong alterations can cause serious problems for Windows.

For those who are not comfortable editing the registry, I've made a registry file which will do these alterations for you. Simply download the file, save it and run it:


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