Windows Live Messenger Not Working

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by Sy1981, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Sy1981

    Sy1981 New Member

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    I am using windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. Windows Essentials are installed, it works fine then when I restart my computer it wont even open. The hour glass is on for a second then it wont open.
     
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  2. PcBoyGeorge

    PcBoyGeorge Senior Member

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    Try uninstalling and reinstalling
     
  3. Sy1981

    Sy1981 New Member

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    tried, it works fine until I restart it. then it wont open but sits on the bar next to the start button
     
  4. vonwisdom

    vonwisdom New Member

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    Tks for posting

    I installed hotmail,chat and movie maker from the widows live and keep getting this 0x80004004 error code?
    Any help would be great.
    This is my second time trying to install.
     
  5. tblount

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    I have the exact opposite problem... It's a nightmare trying to kill it all the time.

    What happens when you close it and reopen?
     
  6. DeMorgan

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    Have you tried running in Compatibility mode (either Vista SP2 or XP SP3) or as Administrator?
     
  7. vonwisdom

    vonwisdom New Member

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    There is no compatibility for windows 7 in the options.
    Goes as high as Vista SP2,tried even in Vista SP2 but still error.
     
  8. tblount

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    The install of messenger defaults to window 7... however if you run it as Vista it will minimize to the task bar rather than hidden icons menu.

    You must have done an upgrade. Something from the old days is lingering and causing problems.
     
  9. vonwisdom

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    I totaly have redone my computer and even deleted windows old.
    Still get error.
     
  10. vonwisdom

    vonwisdom New Member

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    The error states..
    Windows live could not write value to key\SOFTWARE\Microsoft.................................
    Verify that you have sufficent access to that key

    Also is says: Looks like another program is preventing the installer from working.hr:0x80070643
     
  11. vonwisdom

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    I tryed to install windows live id update today and it failed.I tryed again later in the day and it installed...problem solved.
     

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