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Old 09-29-2009, 07:37 AM   #1
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Whenever I try to sign in, it dosen't let me and when I click 'Troubleshoot', and repair, it says:
"Your host files contain MSN related entries which may interfere with name resolution. Would you like Windows Live Messenger to clean up your hosts file?"

I've tried scanning, checking for duplicate hosts file, checked the host file, the orignal one, tried clicking yes, tried clicking no, tried reinstalling MSN. But none worked. I need serious help. D=

Anyways, my hostfile says this

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# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
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# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
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# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
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# For example:
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#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

127.0.0.1       localhost
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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Can someone please help me with that problem? Sorry for double posting.;_;
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:42 PM   #3
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There are several recent posts here relating to MSN, particularly the new release. I've not seen a real solution to any of the problems. If you've recently updated, I'd suggest downgrading back to an older version. Otherwise, I recommend hitting the MSN Messenger forum.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:03 PM   #4
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Browse to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc open the Hosts file with Notepad. Remove all lines after 127.0.0.1 localhost. save file. Try again.
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There does look to be anything wrong with the HOSTs file you quoted in your initial post.

What you can do, and for added security you can install the MVPS HOSTs file which prevents dangerous websites, and advertising from loading in your browser, which in turn speeds your browsing speed.

Im running this and get NO advertising at all.

https://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Well worth it.
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