Windows Live Messenger died..

  Why wont it work 18:06 03 Oct 2006

I have had windows live messenger ever since beta form, and currently have it in its latest form. All of a sudden I cannot log on, I have made no changes- and it has got me confused an frsutrated! Windows Messenger works fine, web messenger and msn messenger 7.5 all work too. When I use live messenger, it simply does not log on, it comes up with error 81000306. I have googled the problem, used the 'help' feature, and contacted MS twice, but non of their solutions have worked. (Ranging from clearing cache, to temporarily disabling all security software) but nothing has worked, it still comes up with the same problem. I have Windows XP, and my security software is the lastest zone alarm security suite. Any help would be really appreciated, thanks.

  bigbadbob24 15:34 05 Oct 2006

I have the same problem.... Do you use zonealarms 6.5 by any chance.... searching newsgroups etc we are not alone.... if you search windows live messenger and zonealarms you will find links to others with the same problem. There is no "official" fix from what I can see so far.

  Technotiger 16:10 05 Oct 2006

Hi, have you tried uninstalling WLM with Add/Remove Programs, and then re-installing WLM?


  Technotiger 16:12 05 Oct 2006

- or -

have you tried System Restore back to when all was ok?


  amateurann 18:23 05 Oct 2006

I have the same problem. If I sign in automatically I get the same error message but if I do it manually I can get in.Don't understand it at all.

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