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MSN Messenger Error Code - 80048820

When you try and launch MSN Messenger and try to logon, you get an error message 80048820. A wild guess, your system time / date needs adjusting.
The Cause of Code 80048820

There are a variety of causes of this error:
1) Incorrect Proxy Setting for Internet Explorer.
2) softpub.dll may have become unregistered.
3) Your system clock may be showing an incorrect time (or date!).
4) Firewall problems.

The Solutions to MSN Error Code 80048820
Internet Explorer - Try removing Internet Explorer proxy server settings and go with the 'Automatically detect settings'.

1) Launch Internet Explorer, click "Tools" and then click Internet Options. From the Internet Options dialog box, go to the Connections tab. Click LAN Setting. Un check the Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections) checkbox. Finally positively tick: 'Automatically detect settings'.

2) Register softpub.dll.
Click Start (Button), and then click Run, type regsvr32 softpub.dll. Restart MSN Messenger.

3) If necessary, logon as a local administrator, set the computer's clock to the correct date and time. (Check on the internet if possible.)

4) Turn off the firewall temporarily. Check firewall settings such as Norton: "Block access to secure sites". If this cures the problem, make sure that Microsoft's MSN Messenger is allowed full access through your firewall.

115 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this solution!

Anonymous said...

Thanks!!!!!!!!!! I actually fixed 80048820 error :)))))

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Anonymous said...

i still can't go on messenger :(:(
i dunno what the problem is :(:(
boooooo hooooooo
maybe im doing something wrong
i dunno
is restarting messenger just exiting it and opening it up again
IM CLUELESS
ive tried everything and my family from india is going to be online tonight and it's not working...;
what else can go wrong?

Anonymous said...

It first had an extended error and now its just the error 80048820..
=[

Anonymous said...

ive been having problems with my msn live just like you guys and i tried to fix it,ive tried everything but nothing works!!!!
im goning crazy:-''

Anonymous said...

says something about keyports can someone pleeeease help me?:(

Anonymous said...

Yes I'm having trouble too, like the posters above I've tried everything, nothing works it just keeps on coming up with that message. It's obviously the computer because it works OK on other machines connected to the same router. GRrrrr it really shouldn't bee this difficult!!!

Anonymous said...

After trying dozens of fixes and uninstalling and re-installing software which has opened up another can of worms, the fix for me was just unplugging the cable modem and plugging it back in. Problem solved instantly.

Anonymous said...

okay, this didntwork for me either, and after the normal erro code... it gives me anotehr one... saying "extended error code 800048412.... which isnt even on the list.. what is this error?

Sandeep said...

The steps are not helping.. I am not sure if this issue is linked to me getting a blank page when i try to logon to hotmail.com or not been able to upload or down load attachments on yahoo... Though i can read mails on yahoo.. but problem is with attachments..

Anonymous said...

I had the same problem, just installed MSN versin 7.0 instead and it works now... not ideal but it'll do.

HOWEVER, I can't log in to any of my web emails....any ideas?

Anonymous said...

omg thnx sooooo much!! it realli helped!!

Anonymous said...

Omg!! I cant believe it worked. None of my messengers were working..Now all of em work. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks heaps, All works, bloody proxy settings. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Lol! Thanks a lot. You made me check the time...i forgot to change it back when i was checking something. THANKS !!!!

Anonymous said...

It Works!!!!!!! All You Have to do is change your time on the computter

ian said...

THANKS TO THE ABOVE COMMENT...my clock was set jan'1st, 2003 uk time !!!!

set it to correct time, bang on it 's working after 5 hrs of head banging !!

IAN said...

ERROR CODE 80048820, CHECK YOUR CLOCK IS CORRECT EVERYTHING SHOULD NOW RUN ON MSN.

Anonymous said...

THANKS ALOT I FIXED THAT,MERCI,GRACIAS,GRAZIE,SHOKRAN,TERIMA KASIH lol

Anonymous said...

i have tried everything and it didn't work...until i did a system restore back to an earlier date and now everything is fine again...

just go to start...then help and support...then system restore...

Anonymous said...

I reread the error code and it mentioned that IE was set OFFLINE (goodness knows how THIS happened) so I un-ticked this and - HEY PRESTO - it worked!!!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks!

Shah said...

Thanks Sooo Much, Love You!

Anonymous said...

I've tried all the suggestions that've been provided..
However, the result if still the same.
Last night it was working perfectly.
Now, I just can't seem to log in..

Some other help would be greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

I wanna say thank u !!! it's really works , and really very good and useful informations is upped here!!!!
thank u very much !

Anonymous said...

i cant work this out.. i have done everything it says and it still dont work! help me pls.

Anonymous said...

ha i just left th comment above saying it dont work;; well mine does now. i didnt realise my clock was 2006!! haha LOOK OUT FOR THT PPL. then it works fine!

Sean.W said...

Finally I got my WLM online INSTANTLY after reset MTU 1492 to my Belkin Wireless Router at 3:30am in Malaysia time 2007 October 21st. I am using Vista Business in my Dell XPS laptop. Of course, before this WLM sign in issue rectified I tried all possible methods suggested from the articles (OS time date synch; MTU set to 1400; apply PPoA in the router; IE6 Internet option; Delete registry key; OS DEP option; Remove WLM program; Firewall related), I was about planning to upgrade my router's firmware :)) or try to use another type of ASDL router for further testing.

Here is my PC configurations:
OS: Windows vista Business.
PC: DELL XPS laptop
Router: Belkin. F5D9630-4Av1_UK_1.00.04
Downstream: 2048 Kbps
Upstream: 512 Kbps

80048820 error with Belkin MTU resolved

Cally said...

Does anybody no error code 80070005please help me !

Anonymous said...

y me cannot fix the error 80048820

Anonymous said...

thanks for giving good solution for windows messenger

Anonymous said...

It's mostly coz of ur year settings

Anonymous said...

Wow. Who would have thought the date was set to March. Last thing I did, thinking, well, might as well. Hah. Thanks. I'm gonna have sooo much fun with my sister now! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

iv tried absolutely everything too.. and its still not working for meeee!! aaarrggghh!! when it has an extended error is that something else?? does that mean there is an even bigger problem???

Anonymous said...

Mine says IE offline :S how do i change that??


my date and time are fine...


arghhhhhhh lol

please someone help!

Anonymous said...

People IF you have tried EVERYTHING and it dosen't work what i did was (For those of you who have limewire) I turned off limewire then tried again i fink it's something 2 do with certain programs wich bugz it but it worked for me so i hope it duz the same for you.:)

dhalin said...

I had no showing errors, date and all other programs were absolutely fine. Only MSN wasn't working...
So, booted my LAN-hardwares, as well as DSL-router... Nothing.

Washed some dishes, and something came to mind: what if IE would be the problem? I had looked everything from IE, no proxy, nothing unusual. Though I usually use an other browser, this program is all too familiar due work.

Then I tried what had came to my mind: I put IE to offline. Then I ran the test in MSN again, and suprisedly there was an error now in the list. So, I put IE back to normal mode. Then ran MSN test again, and again it looked normal. Then tried to login, and it actually worked!

So, even if the test shows you don't have problems with IE, put it to offline mode. Run the test, there should now be the error we were looking for. And put IE back to normal mode. This option should be found from "Options" section quite easily.

Hope this will help some of you people out there!

Anonymous said...

THANKS!! IT WORKED xD ilu dhalin <3

Anonymous said...

but now it doenst work anymore, xD DAMN MSN! :P Any1 know if this is just a temporary state? a one day error?

Anonymous said...

Hi there!
Finally, I solved this problem.
Thank you so much!

Charlii;;# said...

Omg!!!!!!!!!!! It still won't work...anyone got any other ideas?

Char xxx

Josh said...

I know this doesn't really have to deal exactly with this but my msn doesn't seem to work. when i click on it to open it never does and sometimes it pops up 1 or even 3 hours later. does anyone know what might be the problem?

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU MAAAAAAAAN!
I LOVE YOU! :)
you salve all of my problems :D

Anonymous said...

Thank you شكرا

Laura said...

wooooot finally my msn is working fine again!!!! ty m8 :P

Anonymous said...

Tnx a lot.

Anonymous said...

thx,thx,thx,you are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks !!! Great blog.. actually the Extended Error Code "80048412" can be resolved by checking the correct date and clock.

Anonymous said...

it doesnt work what i can to do else i triad everything PLEASE HELP :(

Anonymous said...

my pc clock dont open and my firewall doesnt open please hel pleaseeee

Anonymous said...

tahnks
i just changed date on my computer and it is working now

Anonymous said...

ok yeah i cant get mine to work ether but a good temperary site for it is www.meebo.com

AC!Drabbit said...

UGH I've tried everything here and everything on the site and it still doesn't work! >.<

Anymore suggestions?
It's not been working for 3 days ¬_¬

I need it to work before Tues. AGH!

Sunish said...

HI GUYS!!!!!

Ur the best...Man!!!! i was going crazy with this issue...
I followed the instructions here n then finally i truned off the firewall for sometime n boom!!!! its suddenly works...
LOL!!!
thanks guys!!!
2 THUMBS UP!!!!

Anonymous said...

what the user dhalin said...worked for me it doesn make any sense but it somehow did the trick and i tried any possible solution and tricks before and none of those worked

i put the IE to offline mode ...switched back to the famous msn connection test ..the expected error came up and after this it got back working again

shit is a joke but it works

laura beth said...

thanks
i had a go at the 'run' one, thinking it wouldn't work

it did.
i'm so happy atm

annyksa said...

my internet explorer and messengers didn;t work, u gave a simple plan of action and within a few minutes it worked great, thanks alot:)

Anonymous said...

im tryin to go on msn and it aint workin and i dont get your steps but my sisters on msn on the same wireless router
and its workin fine for her

ali said...

vista the great window bot becomes faillure while using many softwares same pro here in msn i have tried all methods for last two months changing date. proxy server settings registering softpub.dll fire wall off all the things i have tried but none of these are working it saysyour fire wall may be blocking wlm but its off wht should i do any budy there who might b angel for me plz help me out plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

whats an IE offline setting it wont let me get on msn and how do you make it work email me at melzaj101@hotmail.com nd tht would be gr8

Anonymous said...

stupid msn, it worked on every computer other than mine :P, i even logged on and off another computer. so i typed the code into the microsoft site and it came up with nothing, which made me kinda pissy so i typed it into google and just like magic google wins yet again and i find you, turns out it was my clock. but im still not sure why i clock has to do with anything when it comes to talking to people. mind you it took only 10-20 mins to fix :DDDD

Anonymous said...

thnx ...i fixed time clock in bios, now msn works )))) thnx again

Anonymous said...

wow.....thanks.....it's my birthday today and i was so afraid my friends not getting to me........BIG HUG TO YOU.........KIZZEZ.....myra

Anonymous said...

i have tried al these and everything :(
and still not working :(!!!

Anonymous said...

how to turn IE online and Offline plzzzz

Conrad . P said...

Ok i really need some help!!

i try to sign in to msn and it shows up this message:

" windows live messenger has made several failed attempts to sign you in. your firewall may be blocking windows messenger from connecting to the service. please review your firewall settings "
error code: 80048820
extended error code: 80048439

i have tried everything that this blog has told me and i cannot seem to get it fixed.

i have turned fire wall off.
made exeptions to MSN
changed time
changed proxy server settings

EVERYTHING!
please contact me
SPORT@TAMESIDERADIO.COM

i would really appriciate it

Anonymous said...

Finally!!! i was nearly gone mad..for those who still can't get the problem fixed, try this...check your IE Security settings.

First, open IE, click the Tools menu, then Internet Options, then Advanced tab, scroll to the Security section, and make sure 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.

start your msn & try log in..

this method fixed my problem..

Anonymous said...

thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melody said...

Hi,
My firewall is Proventia - how do I see if that is causing the problem?
I am lost...

Anonymous said...

This worked for me!
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

Jenish,
Oxford

Alanwkm said...

Oh my gosh! I reset the time and it worked! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Cheers. It actually worked

Anonymous said...

omg!!!!!!
thx

Anonymous said...

thank you!
recycle!

Anonymous said...

thank a lot.

Anonymous said...

ugh! i have tried to fix this for a year now!!!! a WHOLE FREGGING YEAR!!!! my sister ( an almost computer genius) tried to fix it after my cousin tried, after my dad , after my uncle after my GRANDDAD! after my aunt, after my brother after.... okay i can keep on going...

i followed these step and all of this was already done... it hasnt worked for me, not for a whole year.... and now im fed up of this BS!!!!!

im not impressed... :[

Anonymous said...

OMFG MANN
that shit is crazy and it fckn works!!! holy shizzzazzzzzz
daum mannn THX SOOO MUCH KAAP KHUN KRAP!!!(THAI) MERCI(FRENCH) GRACIOUS(SPANISH) CHEA CHEA (CHINESE) IF I KNEW MORE I WOULD SAY
BUT THANKS SO FREKIN MUCH!!!

Anonymous said...

i have been trying this for the longest time already. everything! and it still doesnt help me.i dont know how to fix this :( it sucks.

McFaddenRegis said...

I did everything that was said here, and on the msn Help site. And I still can't get signed on, I don't know what to do anymore, I can't even sign onto msn web messenger or meebo.

Anonymous said...

oh thankz vry much~~!!

Anonymous said...

hey thanks my msn now is ok

Anonymous said...

thanx I just had to sync. my time to internet time. It is now working!

Anonymous said...

it works!thanks;)

Anonymous said...

I tried the re-register softpub.dll option and at first it did not work. Then I noticed that Messenger was still loaded in the task bar. I closed the program in the task bar and restarted it and it worked. Not sure if I really needed to re-register the dll. Seem to remember when I had the problem yesterday, I rebooted the pc and it started working as well.

Jack Lee said...

yo~! man
i love you
thaks for helpping on this solution
:D:D
i love you
muaks

sim said...

thx

Heather D. said...

Excellent solution to the problem, thank you very much :)

Anonymous said...

Article forgot to mention: before you try any more advanced options, just try restarting Messenger.
I just got this error several times in a row when trying to log in, and it was gone after just closing Messenger completely and restarting it.

Anonymous said...

AHHH THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!;D

Anonymous said...

WOOHOO! IT WORKED :D THANKS!!!!!!!!!

hellowner said...

thanks I had a problem with date it was 2005 :)

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU FOR THIS SELUTIONS ... I FIX THE TIME AND MESSENGER PROPELPY WORKING

Anonymous said...

^ hellowner!!!!

thanks alot dude!

i checked my date and clock and it looked like it was all right. then i saw your comment and checked the date, and you know the rest...

thanks dude.. =]

Anonymous said...

thanx solved my problem (i spend days trying to fix )

Rama said...

I have tried everythin without success. installed unistalled 100 times and registry hacks. socks port always at zero. can any one has any other suggestion. Would appreciate email reply also.Checkd clock. Registered necessary dlls. Policy hack.etc
marooned

R Battye said...

I have tried apsolutly verything on this website and every website possible with this poxy error!! its dong my head in! been trying different solutions since 12 and nows its 7.22!! some1 pleaseeeee pleaseee help.. tried all the 'run' options.. tried all the internet settings !!

Anonymous said...

Thank you soooo much!! I thought i would die if i couldn't get back onto my msn Lol.
Thanks again :)

odster said...

STILL DOESN'T WORK xD

odster said...

never pst on this site again :P

Anonymous said...

it doesent help u at all thiss website ... my msn is blocked and i dont no how tto unbblock it caN U PLZZZZZZZ TELL MEE??

mitz said...

thank you so much! This was awesome...you saved me!

Anonymous said...

SYSTEM RESTORE DELETE YOUR FILES AND EVERYTHING ON UR PC?
SOMEON HELP ASAP PLZZZZZ

dylan.k said...

How do I find the correct time for the clock? I'm running windows 7. I've googled for quite a bit now and can't find anything.

Fernando said...

JUST THIS WORK FOR ME:
First, open IE, click the Tools menu, then Internet Options, then Advanced tab, scroll to the Security section, and make sure that "Check for server certificate revocation" is unchecked.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for the "Check for server certificate revocation" solution. My messenger hadn't been working for 2 months and I'd given up on it. That's what worked. Thanks again!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!! I had given up on MSN for the past 3 weeks everything they told me to do i had done and nothing worked but finally someone knows what they are talking about!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This was very helpful!

big_mezmerize said...

Fernando thanks mate. it works for sure. i just fixed my msn . i had the same problem before and fixed in the same way but didn't remember. thanks again

M.Rafay said...

thankx u so much. i have been very annoyed by my problem of this code and now it is solved by this.

Anonymous said...

Gr8 thanks, you guys are really helpful I fixed it because of you Thaaaaaaaaaaaaanks :))))))

perumon boy said...

it works just type run and do as he said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
really

Gerald Saja said...

Thanks a lot , worked :)

Anonymous said...

THANKYOU so much, you are AMAZING... Just id the second option after it wasn't working for about three months, I had just about given up... Thankyou so much, again!I typed in the error code and this was the only page that even came up.. thankyou thankyou thankyou.

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