WLM 8.1 would not start

WLM 8.1 would not start

Post by ilya » Thu, 14 Feb 2008 11:27:19


I have Window Live Messenger v.8.1 installed on my WinXP machine. Sometimes
it could be started, the other times it won't start... Clicking on its icon
produces an hourglass for a brief moment, but nothing else happens. In
checking the processes running, I see the msnmsgr.exe running as many times
as I clicked on the icon.
I was told that it's a connection problem. Resetting a router solves the
problem, but soon the problem comes back.
May someone help me to solve this problem? What should be changed in the WLM
or router settings to allow the WLM go on line?

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Ilya Zeldes
Fort Myers, Florida
 
 
 

WLM 8.1 would not start

Post by Jonathan K » Fri, 15 Feb 2008 11:45:00

Greetings Ilya,

Usually these problems are related to UPnP in the router. If possible, see if your router
manufacturer has any updated firmware for your router as they may have already fixed the
problem.

Additionally, upgrading to Windows Live Messenger 8.5 would be recommended as a number of
UPnP/router related bugs were fixed:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

--
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Messenger Resources: http://www.yqcomputer.com/
(c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation

 
 
 

WLM 8.1 would not start

Post by ilya » Sat, 16 Feb 2008 12:39:52

Jonathan,
thanks for your suggestion. I decided to follow your second suggestion first
and upgrade to v. 8.5. Well, I downloaded the messenger and the Signing
Assistant, got confirmation that it's installed and ready to use, clicked on
it.... nothing... Checked the messenger version - still 8.1.0178.00... What
happened? Where the 8.5 is hiding?
Now, will check my TRENDnet router web site for any updates...
Thanks again for your help.
Regards,
Ilya
 
 
 

WLM 8.1 would not start

Post by ilya » Sat, 16 Feb 2008 13:40:13

Some update. Uninstalled the MSN Messenger. Cleaned everything. Rebutted.
Downloaded MSN Windows Live Messenger v. 8.5.1302.1018, installed. Found
where it is. Clicked... Nothing...
Last hope TRENDnet upgrade, if any...
Ilya
 
 
 

WLM 8.1 would not start

Post by CoastMtn » Wed, 20 Feb 2008 11:30:28

I have begun to have the same issue. I can see msnmsgr.exe running in my
processes for every instance I click on Windoes Live Messenger, but that is
it. this is a new issue within the last couple of days. I have tried
uninstalling and re installing with no joy
 
 
 

WLM 8.1 would not start

Post by ilya » Thu, 21 Feb 2008 01:35:50

Looks like you're having exactly what happens on my machine... It was
suggested before to reboot your router. True, this helps, but is very
inconvenient. Until someone will come with the better work around or router
setup (the manufacturer TRENDnet did not respond to my calls for help), we
can nothing to do with it...
Ilya