Open with Notepad: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hostsAdd these 2 lines to the bottom:188.8.131.52 messenger.hotmail.com184.108.40.206 dp.msnmessenger.akadns.netSave it and restart WLM
error code 810000306,
error code 81000314
it works... ty man
Didn't work for me.Tried two email addresses, one works, one doesn't. On two different computers with MSN 7 and MSN 8 the exact same behavior. Deleting the cache didn't work either.The email address that doesn't work was locked. Unlocked it, logging in to the passport site works OK now but messenger won't accept anymore. A whole day has passed so you would expect the unlocking of the account would be noticed by now.
Erwin,Are you using hotmail account?Let me know.
Didn't work for me either.. I've got an hotmail account but it just doesn't stup with giving 81000314 errors. I just can not sign in anymore :( It just keeps going on for days and days.. I'd tried everything already! NOTHING Works! And everybody can sign in except me. My sister can sign in at the same pc. I tried MSN Messenger 7.5, but still getting the same eror's. I really tried all the things on a lot of forums but nothing works.. Please help me
how u open with notepad??
thanks so much ... working perfectly now.btw ... if u try and open it in notepad u may not see the file.For this go to RUN in the start menu and copy the destination path:C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hostsDo the necessary editing and it should work fine
That's not work. I have signed in MSN a great number of times but failed every time displaying an almost random error.FUCK MSN!!
Yay it worked for me... so s'all good... good luck with you other people...
it didnt work with me either.I'll try something else
Mine keeps swaping from 81000314 to 81000306 FUKIN LOADS even after i do what they say. probably just down time, BUT STILL FRIKIN ANNOYIN
SAME HERE switches to "306" to "314"
Same here , I think msn servers are down ...
i just want to comment on this 'urban legend'.doing this doens't change ANYTHING.When the computer tries to connect to a server,it looks in that file first.if he doesn't find the ip,he will contact your local dns server (or isp dns server). If that one doesn't know the ip,it will ask several other dns servers,untill finally reaching the root servers.some of you might be lucky,shaving off a few seconds of connection time using this method,which seems to be enough in order not to time out while signing in.But what you are basicly doing is staticly assigning an ip to the servername.IF the server ever changes,or is down,you will not be able to use any other of the server pool, meaning you are bound to have problems sooner or later when using this method.it's just a time out, chill out,talk to some real people,and try again in an hourxor
Thank you very much. This worked for me.
Works fine for me.. thanks.
yeahh,considering how many people put comments today.ill guess its down.but fuck.. grr
UPDATE= ok,i still don't believe in this theory,but it seems to work for some people, for some reasons.FOR THOSE FOR WHICH IT DOESN'T WORK try the following servers =220.127.116.1118.104.22.16822.214.171.124126.96.36.199I tried to ping them and all,but no response from here (west europe).maybe others will be more successful.good luckxor
WHY ISN'T THIS WORKING.
mine wont work either, it was like this about 2 hours ago then i just made my account the "sign in automatically" and tried a million times then randomly it signed me in. i left for a bit and came back to it not working again. popup reads "Service temporarily unavailalbe try later" and code is 81000314 , and when i click help on the popup the site wont work at all, it cannot be displayed. i tryed the notepad thing but no changes applied. good luck people, i know how addicting msn is and how inconvient it is not being connected!
My msn just got the message, before it was working fine, but it logs me out every now and then, but my internet connection is stable. So I got irritated and reinstalled the whole msn. And, now what I got is Error 81000314, and the notepad method is not working too. I'm not's using hotmail account.
Not just me then.
I tried that too. Won't work. It just gave me another error msg. Is WLM down?
Izzzz msn noot wrkin kuzz it keepz comin up da error n da fingy dnt wrrk loool ?
my guess is the server is down cos i have a stable connection, i havent changed or installed anything recently and everything else works.I bet itll work for everyone within the next few hours.
right this is just so annoying ! like sum ppl sed it keeps switchin frm 314 to 306..!!! been tryin to log in for like an houur !! live messenger dusnt wrk n neither dus the normal one. anyone got an other ideas apart frm the notepad fing cos that dusnt work at all!
This is so frustrating, it stopped working at the worst time possible.I really need to get some work sent to me...=(
Mine was switching from 314 to 306... this is what fixed it. It worked for me, maybe someone has freezed your account.
i have tried msn on pc and mac today and nothing nothing nothing, so if it isn't abvious server is down despite it says it is up and running
Go to Hell Microsoft!
I tried everyfin n it still aint workin....hu can help .?.!.?.!
This is doing my head in.. Time to get a life..lol
How many people are suffering from this right now? I'm wondering...
I DON'T GET WHY IT WON'T WORK!!! I'M SO MAD!
this shows how so many of us use msn more dan hve a social lyf ... LMAO
it is not work 4 me 2 .... plzz give us the correct solution
WTFFFFFFFFFFF IT WONT LET ME SIGN IN
dont ork for me sorry
Hey I just got in. Just kept trying and trying and it worked.
its a fridaii niight ppl go out n hve sum fun :D
"Anonymous said... this shows how so many of us use msn more dan hve a social lyf ... LMAO "You must use MSN to of found this site...
Yes MSN is down for everyone.
RICKY --yea i no, i was also tlkin bout myself LOL
Web Messenger does not work either...Ya all think it will all be working fine within hours, or what???That notepad didn't work. Just like all the other hints I've found using Google.
k i tried trouble shooting and this yellow thingy with a ? appears near 'Key Ports' ..wth is that? -_-
WAITT ITS A YELLOW THING WITH A ! in it
OMGOMOGMGOMGOMGOMGGGG! ITS WORKING =D
YEAH! Mate, thnx!It is hosts.msn that needs to be fixed..!
Wen u All Gonna Realize Msn Aint Workin Becus Of Da Serva 'N' Will Only Work Wen Da Serva Is Runnin Again...Non Of Da Links 'N' Stuff R Gonna Work
FUKiiN MSN !! :@ ..iiVE TRii3D THAT NOT3PADD FiiNG LYK3 100 TYM3Z NOW ..iiT K33PS SWiiTCHiiNG && COMiiN UP WiiD LOADSA DiiFR3NT 3RRORS ;; USUAllY W3N ii G3T D3S3 3RRORS ii JUS R3START Mii COMP && TH3N iiT WORKS AGAiiN
plz help me im stuck with the same error code
plz sum1 help me i
msn is not working in italy, too
that hosts.msn fing dusnt wrk eiva.. so yeeh msn is basicalli shiity
Arghhhh...Cnt sum1 sort out MSN now!!!! LOL LOL LOL
Maybe I was just lucky..But anyway.. After editing the host.msn i opened WLM and it just worked. "Bling".Then another problem occured: I've got no online contactpersons on a friday evening. Maybe a coincidence - or maybe they're all stuck with the same problems as you guys.. But keep tryin'!
I tried everything and still doesn't work...
i guess its just a matta of tym till we can all access MSN
yeh u and me both
Myn aint worked since 3.45pm :(:(How long hve urs been down for??
mine since like 3 hours ago wen i first tried to go online today
how do i get this notepad thing up... i dnt get it! some1 tell me what to go on ... :S
all programmes- accessories- notepad..
but i wudnt bother with it cos it dusnt work
lol i new there was a reason for mobile fones...wen msn dwn use ya mobile hehe
It looks like the msn logon server is offline, however the status page suggests otherwise, just an idea but could certian isp's be having the problem, with the ports for instance.Are we all in the same country?
i'm trying to log on and it won't connect! why? it does this often!
im frm uk... cold country wish i were bck in africa!!!!!
uk? yeah, if you go click on "service status" at the bottom of the msn page it says everything should be working fine, obviously not since there is no many people on here right now, guess we'll just have to wait
arghh u cnt even go on emailz...cant find server for hotmail
the ! is beside the key ports - what does that mean? anyone help?
whoa. looks like im not the only person with this problem lmfao
I'm stuck using AIM because of this little downtime.
uk as well!
aaargh i need msn!!
hehe well at least i can still chat on my bebo account
im gna cry
I'm from Denmark.My service station to said that everything was fine - but, anyway I couldn't log in.But editing that hosts.msn did the job. I'm on msn now..
There's no point in even trying to fix it 'cause all our MSN buddies will be offline too o.o
err calm down yeh..msn aint the whole world
how do you open the note pas n get that website on it??goddd itc confusing
how do you open the note pad n get that website on it??goddd itc confusing
anyone hu managed to get on msn..is there ne1 actually online on ur contact list or are we all avin the same problem?
FUCK MSN & BILL GATES.
EHH SOMEONE HELLP ME OR ILL FUCK YOU TO DEATHH!! I NEED MSN!
ty..worked for me.. did the changes..and np...but nobody online, must have been a common problem
Worked for me, goddamn MSN have tried every godamn thing everywhere, so finally!
I've got a friend who is struggling with the same problem as u.I'll let ya know if he manages to log in.
It is MSN, go try and use MessangerFx, it also gives you an error message, meaning that MSN is down for nowWhich suxx
y dnt u all go on skype it basically da sme and it works properly all da tym , i neva have problems
ITS THE END OF THE WORLD EVERYBODY.
Anyhow it worked for me. Thank you sooooo much. Love ya!
yeh..msns down so its the end of the world..WTF?? get a life ppl...no offence
wats this host.msn fing... pweese tell me how to do it
my msn just started workin, altered nothing! :) hope everyone elses is workin
Anyone having probs accessing hotmail.com as well?WLM was working for me a while ago, now I get the key ports error.
Its up, so stop pissin ure pants plz
Ok for anyone thats saying this isnt a fix for it, this was posted a few months ago, when it was a different problem same error code. The MSN servers do seem to be having a difficulty seeing as most of europe and the usa are affected and also australia! For me the editing of the hosts file worked. Also persistant singing in attempts has started to let people back in now, so be patient and just keep singing in and you will be online too!
Worked for me finally
Come on Guys of Microsoft. Go to you fucking work and fixes this. sleeping time is over...The problem is: everyone go now on the same time to sign in on this fucking servers,, so its takes a lot of time...
MINES WORKIN NOW LOOL WOOOO
my msn has been working all day
good for u. get the hell outta this forum then.
It didnt work till i left it...went do some homework then i tried again and it just worked a minute ago...i added the code...then tried...it didnt work...then i removed the code ...n left it n came back...
Yes B) I'm in, and no one's on xD
First open a run window by clicking start, then run. Now, type the following command and press enter: regsvr32 softpub.dll Wintrust.dll Initpki.dll Rsaenh.dll Mssip32.dll Cryptdlg.dll If you use Windows XP you should open another run window after running the previous commands then type the following command: regsvr32 Dssenh.dll Gpkcsp.dll Slbcsp.dll Sccbase.dll THIS will FIX the problem! :)
woo im in ! ppl hus msn is still muked up- KEEP TRYING !
WOOO! the 'bobbie' helped ALOT thanks byee!
grr is it me or is the whole damn thing not working again?!
its not working for me :(how come if i sign in on a different name it works but my one doesnt?
omg the comments are sooo funnyyyyy well i was almost gonna cry but the comments are just hilarious
You're my friggin' hero man! IT works...
can sum 1 plz tell me ow 2 do it cuz it is pissin me off:@
Definitely working, thanks bobbie!Altaina.
worked fine for me, thanks for the contribution.
ITS THE FUCKING HOST FILES WHAT R STUFFED how do i fix plz
having the error 81000314 and tried ther fix n various other methods mentioned above and i still cant get it to work.please helpthanks
Just fixed 81000314Thank you guys so much!
it isnt working .. after that... im going crazy
it works =Dim so happy thanks alot =D
This is a load of s**t! doesnt work at all! :@:@ msn never does this usually but for some reason to night its doing this i am so annoyed i have a good mind to unistall msn and never use it again!
it wont let me sign into my account. it says im getting my password wrong. when im clearly not. help? :/
i m facing the error code:81000306what can i do to fix this problem?cant log in and get in touch with my family since yesterday!Please help me out of this msn problem.
it worked on my comp.tnx.
hi just incase no1 has tryed this make sure ur date and time r correct as i reset the cmos and that was 1 of the main reasons it wouldnt sign in, hope this helps
Sweet man, it took me like 10 seconds and it worked lol
Should have find this blog earlier. I did almost everything like reinstall the WLM. then i try this method and it works in less than 10 seconds.
really thanks :) it's workin' =)
Super! Worked for me. Thx!
thanks man this works!
Worked like a charm. Thanks guys!
I really like this site... i spent hours on this before I found you! It's working now, and I am back on-line :)
Ok people I pretty much TRIED everything even the suggestions people are saying here, ok go to your router settings entering the IP address. Enter username admin Password whatever your password is go to WAN SETUP> from there change MTU Size from 1500 to 1400 somehow worked for me :)
Yea....this works for me....Thanks
You do know there are 2 hosts.And you need to put it on the right one.
RE: MR HalifaxThanks for your post, as this is the only thing that instantly worked for me!I have been trying for hours upon hours...Cheers!
Urban legend or not, I do NOT care, it WORKED!!!THANX!
It's working now!Thanks
it works thx man good job menno dings greetzz from the netherlands
Can someone help me pleaseeeee?! Msn is driving me CRAZY! ARGHHHH! It throws me out like...every 5 seconds...and it won't let me talk to anyone! But other times, (like, only once a week!) it works fine! Please help I'm going insaneeee!!!!! Thanks. =) X
Also...in options, on the connection tab there is a triangle with an exclamation mark in the middle surrounded by a red circle. Between the picture of the computer and box..thing? :S What does that mean???!!!! X
i can't save it...
ok i went to save and it saves it as a text not in the actual hosts file and when i do it says it's set to a read only file and wont let save what do i do??
i left the last comment about the not being able to save proberly if u know what to do can u email me firstname.lastname@example.org thanks alot
The ID I used since a long time just do not work anymore with MSN. I just made a new ID with hotmail and it works with my hotmail
It worked perfectly for me, thank you!!!!-Shawn
its does not work 4 my id i m fed up with this tel me wot 2 do ???
its work for me...thanks a lot
OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH !its working perfectly now ! =)For those who dunno how to open with Notepadclick STARTand click RUNand then copy :C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hostsinto the demand box, click Ok.now a pop up should pop up and it should say OPEN WITH : click NOTEPADand add 188.8.131.52 messenger.hotmail.com184.108.40.206 dp.msnmessenger.akadns.netto the bottom.THANKS AGAIN MAN <3
OMG thanx so much..i never thought this would work and it did lol... :D:D
Well, someone is doing their job at Microsoft...the problem is fixed and didn't require a restart. Could it be that perhaps Microsoft is turning over a new leaf...being responsive...OMG...hope they show us more.
Oh great, i got this error right at the wrong time. Is it back?
I think so.
Oh joy. Now its happened to me. For no reason at all. Tried everything suggested here. Service Status is fine so it cant be that. Anyone getting same issue???
works perfectly, thankyou
thanx so muchit worked!!!!
perfect thnks a mil!
Start > Run > "cmd" (without quotes)"ipconfig /release" (without quotes)then"ipconfig /flushdns" (without quotes)and then"ipconfig /renew" (without quotes)
seriously this didnt work, your other solution worked before, the 81000304 error solution, but now i got that again and its just really annoying that i cant get onto msn :(
thanks alot dude, this problem has been annoyin me n this worked fine thanks alot!
Hey,GREAT INFO! One problem...latest version requires to not only modify hosts file, but also the "hosts.msn" file. Please keep that in mind!!! (Maybe edit the post?)Thanks for the info anyways! I'm back online on WLM!!
thanx looie you got it workin for me !
Not working here - 2 different PCs, 2 different ID's. No joy. I think the service really is down, despite what the status page says.
Woooooo WORKED!!!at last that was anoying!x
2 minutes later all is working agan. No messing with hosts files, it just worked. Must have been at Microsoft's end.
Yes guys add to the hosts and hosts.msn 220.127.116.11 messenger.hotmail.com18.104.22.168 dp.msnmessenger.akadns.netand all will be fine
thanx.... it's work
IT DOSENT FUCKING WORK
i cant saved it. help me pls
Mine keeps switching
i cant save the host file, it just keeps on sayin make sure the path is correct.. and where is the hosts.msn found?
OMG!! I had tried EVERYTHING mentioned in this blog at least twice but nothing worked. TRY THIS:Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System restoreThen simply create a system restore point (type anything).After ages spent trying to fix WLM, this is the only thing that has worked for me...Good luck!
I can't save it.. it says that the file isn't there or something.. :(
mine keeps on switching from 81000306 to this 314.. please help me..
yup it works...and thank you =)
Mine says the file cannot be saved or something !WHY WONT IT WORK HELP ME PLEASE !!
I can't save it either, it tells me the file can't be created.
Worked perfectly. Thank you.
First fix worked for me
man it doesn't work for me!!!i keep getting 8100.. and now 80072ee2!!! ARGH!!!
I don't know how to open the "notepad" , i don't know what it is .. could someone help me ?I tried thousands but I don't know what to do with that f***ing 8100314 ... =(
u can do whatever u like:-) it aint comming up before the servers is ready for ech person individualyill just let it be until it commes up by itself again:-)u people who has got it up by problemsolving has just been lucky
It really worked,although i don't understand how it happens...Thanks anyway!
verrrrrrry gooodit's work
tnx for fix
ok gues today doesn't work as well
I CANT SIGN IN WITH ANY OF MY EMAILS OR MY FRIENDS EMAIL ON MY PC...i tried to sign in from my college computer...but still i cant !!! i tried to find the solutions on net....but nothing is working..please somebody help me ..itz been 2 days!!
Im sorry, but this thing didn't work @ all.
aah.. it WORKED.. ok, sometimes it still gives the same msg but at least after 2/3 tries I manage to log myself in.. Otherwise NOTHING!! WTF is happening to msn in the past 2 days.. The problem is obviously global and microsoft people should get right on it!
the host file is read-only, that's why u can't save it.1. backup your file2. right click->properties->uncheck read-only attribute4. add the lines5. save the file6. right click->properties->check read-only attribute
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