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Old 05-09-2008, 01:08 AM   #1
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Are there any known issues with Messenger on Vista? For some reason I can't get it to sign in. I'm running the latest version, I have checked the firewall, and can't think of any issues at all that would affect it. But no matter what I try, brick wall.

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Old 05-09-2008, 01:51 AM   #2
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Hey, you're problem isn't with compatibility i'm on vista too and Windows Live msngr works fine... A few things to try;

- Using Webmessenger
- Using Pidgin (downloadable alternative, which i think connects to an alternate server to connect)

Who's you're ISP? i used to have problems because of my ISP... do you have any other connection issues (when browsing the internet)?

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Thanks Jamey, but I'm more interested in fixing the issue rather than finding another client. I hardly ever use it anyway, I just like fiddling with this damn PC and fixing it :)

And it's not my isp. My wife runs it fine, right next to me, on the same connection. And I ran it fine as well, until I installed Vista.

Thanks anyway.
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Actually i was curious to find out wether the other clients would get onto the server that you're hosted on. It's part of msn's troubleshooting is to try webmessenger to ensure you can log on at all (because it uses a different protocol)...

And your wife's can run perfect on the same pc as the one you're not that makes a whole lot of sence because you'll link to a different server when you log in. It could be to do with your network settings in vista, it's definately a network/internet problem rather than a vista compatibility problem. Still, i suggest trying to use msn webmessenger with your live id to see wether you can log in that way then post back with your results...

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If your running on the same connection it might be hogging the server!?
I tried this before using a laptop and my home PC and because i was logged in on one and never logged out properly it froze on the PC

Try loggin right out on your wife's one, then going to the website and logging in Hotmail
Then try signing into messenger, It should work now

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Ah, OK Jamey, sorry 'bout that.
I tried msn Web Messenger, and I can sign in fine. I also tried logging in on my wife's pc, and I can also log in fine there.

I accept it's not a Vista issue, so what's left? Some sort of network / firewall type problem? Where to from here. I thought I'd checked all that....

Ahh, after getting error 8100306 I found out it appears to be a problem with the firmware of my router the Netgear DG834v2. I read to used an elevated cmd and run: netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

Seems to work for most of the people on the thread. It seems to be to do with something called Auto-Tuning...

I will update if it works.
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Yep, that was it. Disabling autotuning let me sign in immediately. Strange. I hope it doesn't affect anything else. Microsoft should fix that - it's their Messenger and their Vista!!!

Anyway, all's good that ends good.
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I'm glad you got it resolved



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hah, glad you got it sorted

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