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    Angry Windows Vista

    ok so got a new computer today off the family and got everything sorted until i got to signing into MSN Messenger... downloaded ok but it just will not sign me in. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ive also got Norton 360 installed but its off at the moment while i figure out why msn isnt working. theres no other security devices installed so what could it be???????

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    What error messages do you recieve?

    P.s Remove norton completely and download this
    http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Vir...=dl&tag=button
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    Hey atleast MOTing your car should be a lot simpler than MOTing your EX. Replacing a worn out bush on a car is far easier.



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    Dont know about the msn but as above, i removed norton and use avg now.

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    ive used norton on previous computers without this trouble so i dont see how it can affect me now . although ive heard bad things about vista and problems like this. ill miss the XP version

    anyway heres where i get stuck:




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    Vista is useless get XP mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanCoupe1.8 View Post
    Vista is useless get XP mate.
    i know mate, but its a christmas gift and if would mean so much more hard work just to get xp on. my brother has vista and he had no problem gettin msn to work on his but hes stumped aswell with my problem so im looking through the internet to save me here

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    Vista isn't useless.
    I've used vista since it was in its first beta.
    The problem above can happen on both XP and Vista.

    Before doing the below step i'd recommend removing norton and seeing if MSN will work!

    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDempsey View Post
    Hey atleast MOTing your car should be a lot simpler than MOTing your EX. Replacing a worn out bush on a car is far easier.



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    Correction: Vista IS useless.

    You can download an 'update' or 'service pack' from MS that basically returns your PC back to XP - 'Vista XP'

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    Is your clock set right on your computer, including the date?

    I remember on my old computer, it would only boot up if i took the bios battery out, meaning the time would reset, and I had to set it correctly for msn to sign in. It took me a while to find out, but a simple fix.

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    Also what version of messenger are you using?

    Latest I have is Version 14 (Build 2009)

    I agree with everyone else to get rid of Norton and use AVG

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