Windows Live Beta problems - Mail & Messenger

  BryanR 17:13 29 Dec 2008
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Hoping someone can help. Since running a Windows update a few weeks ago, I've had problems with both Windows Live Messenger Beta and Windows Live Mail Beta.
When attempting to run Messenger, I get the following error code: 80004002; and the message which appears states that "Signing in to Windows Live Messenger Beta failed because the service is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later."

With Windows Live Mail Beta, the error code is similar (0x80004002); and the message which appears is as follows: "Windows Live Mail could not be started. Closing Windows Live Mail. Your calendar contains corrupt data that is forcing Windows Live Mail to close."

I've found a few suggestions online, have tried reverting to a Restore Point (using System Restore), renaming the Calendar file within my 'AppData' folder. Neither seem to have worked. Struggling to find any assistance on the MS site, but as I'm running the Beta version I wouldn't expect to.

Any help gratefully appreciated.
Bryan

  RickyC :-) 17:23 29 Dec 2008

I've moved your thread from the Vista forum to the Helproom.

regards
Richard
Software Editor

  Matata 17:49 29 Dec 2008

i have been using messenger (recently upgraded to the beta version) for the last 7 years without problems. I now have excactly the same problem as BrianR. I have uninstalled and tried to download the new versian as advised,but no luck.
I am running XP.
Can anybody help please ?
Matata

  BryanR 14:34 06 Jan 2009

Does anyone have any suggestions for this problem we're encountering?

TIA
Bryan

  Linden460 13:29 23 Aug 2010

Hi, Did this ever get resolved as I'm having the same problem with the error message below...

"Windows Live Mail could not be started. Closing Windows Live Mail. Your calendar contains corrupt data that is forcing Windows Live Mail to close. (0x80004002)"

Regards
Dennis

  Linden460 13:30 23 Aug 2010

P.S. I'm running Windows 7

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