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Well heres the deal.

Please take the time to read this.
I am running XP and I seem to get this problem after a few formats. Like it might happen every 3rd time I format.
When I format, and reinstall everything back on, I put my videocard drivers on first. Then SP1. And then all my apps and games.
Now the punchline of this thread has to do with Messenger. I will log in and it will tell me there is a newer version available. I install this new version and it brings me up to 4.7.
But sometimes when I do this (every 3rd time i do it after a format) I can't press the Sign In button. I can press Sign in with a different username.
But can't press Sign In
Now if i press Remember my password it tells me that the service is unavaible. But if I Don't press Remember my password its signs me in ok.
Now remember, the only way that I can get to the sign in screen, is by pressing Sign in with a different username.

Know we all know when that we sign in with msn for the first time with XP it should give you a passport wizard? Well I didn't get this message.
But I did find out how to get it.
Start/Run/control userpasswords2
Then go the the advanced tab, and its in there. When I click on it though and go next I get this message...



Does anyone know what this error messages means. And is there a solution for it?

Here is what I have tired...
1. Reinstall SP1
2. Reinstall MSN about 13times.
3. Use my sisters MSN folder, but the program won't execute.
4. Uninstall MSN Plus and reinstall msn again.
5. Tried MSN5.
6. Deleted the MSN folder.

Any help would be greatly appriciated.

Thanks.
 

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Well I thought that it might have been Windows XP Sp1.
So I have done another format since without installing Sp1. The very first thing I done was try and sign into msn and I got the same error again. Webservice error. The wizard couln't connect to the internet.
 
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If you are using dial-up, have you tried connecting to the internet before running the wizard... do you even have internet, are the internet settings properly configured with your connection set to default?
 

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I got cable.
And it has worked fine before. Never had a problem.
This only happens a now and again.

Anyway, I have wrote to Mircrosoft today and they say its a Windows XP bug. They are gonna try and sort it out.
 
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Sorry I couldn't help, let us know what you find out so we can help someone in the future.
 

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np thanks for trying.

I just got another email back from microsoft. They told me i wrote to the wrong place. When that one of their mates gave me there email :mad:

Now I await another email address from them.
 

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I finally got an email back from microsoft...

They say..

I have done some research on this issue and found that in a lot of cases the problem can be caused by the system date and time being incorrect for example the year on the system may be 2000 instead of 2003. this is the first thing that I would like you to check for me.
And thats what it was. The date was set to 2002. Don't ask why that I would set the date to that everytime I formatted. Cause I had a good reason :)
 
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