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Anonymous
September 15, 2004 7:14:25 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Whenever I try to log into my hotmail account it will not
work. A message about incorrect username/password appears.
A friend has also tried to log into his account on my
machine but it will not allow him to enter either. On
another machine it works fine but not on mine.
I have reinstalled messenger 6.2 to no avail.
Any ideas??

PS it may or may not be relevant but when I try to use
windows update an error about ActiveX controls appear -
even though all settings are enabled for ActiveX.
Is this related???

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Anonymous
September 15, 2004 7:25:38 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Try to find and install an earlier version of MSN
Messenger, then update it to 6.2

>-----Original Message-----
>Whenever I try to log into my hotmail account it will
not
>work. A message about incorrect username/password
appears.
>A friend has also tried to log into his account on my
>machine but it will not allow him to enter either. On
>another machine it works fine but not on mine.
>I have reinstalled messenger 6.2 to no avail.
>Any ideas??
>
>PS it may or may not be relevant but when I try to use
>windows update an error about ActiveX controls appear -
>even though all settings are enabled for ActiveX.
>Is this related???
>.
>
Anonymous
September 15, 2004 6:12:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Greetings,

Here are some suggestions you should check/try if you haven't already:

1. The date on your computer needs to be set properly -- double click the clock verify that
the time and date are set.
2. If your password information is not saved, verify that you are typing it in with the
correct case (uppercase or lowercase).
3. Change your password @ http://memberservicesnet.passport.com/memberservice.srf to
something smaller (under 10-12 characters), then try signing in again.
4. If you use a firewall (like ZoneAlarm, Norton Internet Security etc. ), it's possible
that Messenger doesn't have the correct rights to access the Internet, especially since you
upgraded. You may need to re/add Messenger to the allowed list of programs in your firewall
if this is the case.
5. If you disabled your firewall in the past, it still may be blocking Messenger -- try
restarting it and see if that helps the situation. You also might try uninstalling an
installed firewall, to verify that it isn't causing a problem (even if it is disabled).
6. Clear your IE cache and cookies -- open Internet Explorer, click the Tools menu, then
Internet Options, then click the Delete Files button, and when that's complete click the
Delete Cookies button.
7. Check your IE Security settings -- open Internet Explorer, click the Tools menu, then
Internet Options, then Advanced tab, scroll to the Security section, and verify that "Check
for server certificate revocation" is unchecked. Also verify that 'Use SSL 2.0' and Use SSL
3.0' is checked, then click OK.
8. Click Start, then Run, and enter the following:
regsvr32 softpub.dll
then click OK
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.


"Graeme Sargent" <mrsmrtiec@stafford.raf.mod.uk> wrote in message
news:078c01c49b0c$c755d360$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> Whenever I try to log into my hotmail account it will not
> work. A message about incorrect username/password appears.
> A friend has also tried to log into his account on my
> machine but it will not allow him to enter either. On
> another machine it works fine but not on mine.
> I have reinstalled messenger 6.2 to no avail.
> Any ideas??
>
> PS it may or may not be relevant but when I try to use
> windows update an error about ActiveX controls appear -
> even though all settings are enabled for ActiveX.
> Is this related???
!