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Solving error 80048820 - unable to sign in

Error code 80048820 is a common one with MSN Messenger 7.5 and Windows Live Messenger.

When you start MSN Messenger, you are unable to sign in.

“Sorry, we were unable to sign you in to the MSN Messenger at this time. Please try again later.”


Fix 80048820 MSN (Windows Live Messenger) Error.

-The system clock may be set incorrectly.
-The Dynamic Link Library (DLL) softpub.dll may not be registered on the system. -Internet Explorer may be using an invalid proxy server.
-Double click on the clock in the taskbar and make sure the system clock is set correctly.
-Register softpub.dll using the regsvr32.exe tool. Click Start, and then click Run


start run
In the Open box, type regsvr32 softpub.dll and then click OK.

RegSvr32

RegSvr32 Registred

# Restart MSN Messenger (WLM).

Remove any Internet Explorer proxy server settings.

1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools and then click Internet Options.
2. In the Internet Options dialog box, go to the Connections tab.
3. Click LAN Settings.
4. Untick the Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections) checkbox.
5. Click OK and OK again Internet Options.


Related Fixes:

MSN Messenger Error Code - 80048820

100 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks!

Admin said...

thank you so much,

Roberto

Anonymous said...

Hoorayy,, Thank you so much!! XD

Anonymous said...

I hate to be an ass... but this didn't work for me, im still getting the problem.
My error message also mentions an "Extended error code"... as well as the 80048820 error code..... could this be something different?

Anden said...

this doesent work for me =( i'b got several other msn errors but when i fix them msn just throws a new one at me! :@ im getting Kiiinda pisst of right now ! :@ i hate my msn! :@

Anonymous said...

Didnt Work For Me !

Anonymous said...

still not working :(

Christy said...

I can't get it to work, and I can't access my hotmail in internet explorer. I can, however, access it through firefox, and log into web messenger through firefox. Doesn't make an ounce of sense. Someone help!!!

Anonymous said...

It ain't workin >:(

Anonymous said...

it didnt work me i also had the extended error code 80048411 think its time we abandoned msn and started using trillian

Hate Errors said...

Damn its working now!

80048820 error is annoying :/

Papillon said...

Worked perfectly - thank you so much. I'm putting this site in my bookmarks.

nikki said...

It doesnt help at all
please fix everyones msn..cos no-one can sign in.
windows live messenger has been doing this alot. please fix now ..or asap!!!

Anonymous said...

Microsoft sucks and is the devil!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

worked 4 me thanyu very much. msn really has been pissin me off

Anonymous said...

it didn't work!!! i NEED it back REALLY REALLY soon, it's vital....it's how i keep in contact with everyone at home!!
pleeease fix it!!!

Anonymous said...

FUCKING FIX IT :@

Misha said...

Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks!

It works for me. I added msn-erros to my fav sites.


Thank you again!

Anonymous said...

it doesn't work..... fix it, damn it!!!

Anonymous said...

it didnt work for me and now i dont no what to do coz its not working :@

khalid said...

NOTHIN FUCKIN WORKED
please sum1 find a way to make it FUCKING WORK!!! thx

Jan said...

I think msn-errors team is already working on it. Plz give guys a break!

Anonymous said...

I tried evertything and the error code 8004820 is still coming up...as well as extended error 80048439....what the heck??? please someone help me!!!

jeko said...

ho aggiornato l'orario del pc, ho registrato il file , chiuso e riaperto msn messenger 7.5 ed รจ partito subito!

Anonymous said...

THANKS ALOT>...

just great

Anonymous said...

YOU KNOW, I'M ALREADY PISSSSSSSSSED OFF, LOOK, I'M AN ADDICT OF MSN AND THIS SHIT HAS MORE THAN 1 WEEK WITHOUT WORKING, IF YOU GUY CREATE A FUCKING SOFWARE YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW HOW TO SOLVE ISSUES!

_ZULQARNAiN_ said...

oo Man its working, Fucking nice n funktastic........... Thansk for providing me solotion, i was having this fucking problem for toooooooo many dayz.
now i get rid or it, through this i nicelly fix ma computer's cunt.

Anonymous said...

make sure your date, time and year are correct. that will fix it

Anonymous said...

Check your date if its right and the clock, i tried all of it, and then finally tried watching the date....it was all correct except the month was wrong....i corrected it and it worked! make sure you check your date and clock!

Anonymous said...

Hey man, you really saved us Time and efford thank you very much, You are better than MSN Support!!
i will talk to bill and tell him about you:D:P

Regards: ALi

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! it worked. thanks heaps.

Anonymous said...

godd gammit it dont work i did all that stuffz and nuthin did anythin nope my date and time is right and all that stuff still no work nope not workin and im like getting pissed of so sum one better fix it

* Me * said...

Hey .. This dint work for me either and its rele pissin me off now .. but for all the ppl that r getin stressed cus they cant go on msn at all .. use www.ebuddy.com .. u can sign in to ur msn from there .. AHH :@ wish msn wud work .. x

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot
Shokran

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

ok i tried absolutly everythin to get my msnger workin all the advice on here followed it exactly, my date was set correctly n everythin i was completely losin my mind tryin to fix this so i decided id jus set the date to the wrong date so i set it back two months n suddenly it works its september but my comp is livin in july, if the date bein wrong is whats been causin this howcome its what fixed it for me n does that mean my date being correct caused the problem cos this jus retardiculous

Anonymous said...

having jus said that my advice to ppl who cant get these methods of fixing it to work, make ur date wrong n sign in then change it back once ur in. no logoic to it what so ever but worked for me

Anonymous said...

hell!!!! thou i got the prob fixed...but wat has my pc's date n time got to do with msn messenger!!! thanx microsoft for ur technology!!!

Lost said...

Microsoft technology isn't as good as it should be. Thanks to msn-errors.com for helping us out when we get into troubles.

Anonymous said...

not working man fuckin hell
pissing me off

Sceptic said...

Right... all this is fine and thanks for taking the time to help us with msn problems. But what are we to do in the rare case that this solution actually do not work?

Anonymous said...

it works. great. many thanks

Anonymous said...

thanks alot for solving this bugging problem to me

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Anonymous said...

oh... THANKS
i feel sad that those peeps who cant get it fix... hmmm y is that so?

Anonymous said...

hi i'm an italian girl and i does everything: disable proxy and write in run the regsvr32softpub.dll ...but it doesen't work....i'm very affraid 'couse also msn 7.5 doesen't work...can you help me?? (sorry for my very bed english)

Anonymous said...

hi i'm an italian girl and i does everything: disable proxy and write in run the regsvr32softpub.dll ...but it doesen't work....i'm very affraid 'couse also msn 7.5 doesen't work...can you help me?? (sorry for my very bed english)

Anonymous said...

wow, that was amazing<3 it worked, thanks :D

Anonymous said...

msn is just beeing an ass ive tried evrything the asswipe error wont go the fuck away

Anonymous said...

its not working for me plz help

Anonymous said...

thankyou

Anonymous said...

****READ THIS IF IT DOESNT WORK****

Close MSN BEFORE you start running those 2 files, because I failed too when I was logged off at msn, with the icon still in the right below corner. Close it down, it works.

Anonymous said...

THANKS SO MUCH..I nearly went mad for nt able to sign in! I was reluctant to dl the whole thing again because emotions will be gone! THANKS A ZILLIONS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If you are using vista with Internet Explorer 7...

1)Go to internet explorer
2)Go to Tools, click on internet options. Select Advanced.
3)Scroll down to security section, UNCHECK 'Check server certificate revocation*'

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

HEY GUYS: YOU HAVE TO RESTART YOUR MSN. That means you EXIT, and then start it again. Get it? Don't just try to sign in again and again. Follow the damn instructions.

Anonymous said...

I have had this problem with 80048820 Windows live Messenger unable to sign in for quite some time from Dec. 2007 until now off and on. at first just trying again fixed it then I had to regsvr32 to 11 .dll files I also checked my proxy settings in IE. Now none of that is working and I am getting 80048820 extended error code: 8004840a!!?? It would be nice if Microsoft knew about it's own error messages!!!! This is extremely bad when the developer doesn't know it's own error message!! What is going on what is the problem? ...

Anonymous said...

I've done everything, but i still doesn't work

Anonymous said...

thnxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

If you are using vista with Internet Explorer 7...

1)Go to internet explorer
2)Go to Tools, click on internet options. Select Advanced.
3)Scroll down to security section, UNCHECK 'Check server certificate revocation*'

Jason said...

As long as you SHUT down MSN before registering the DLL, it should operate when you restart MSN.

Anonymous said...

I tried everything but only formating HDD worked.. Everything was fine for almost a week but the problem occured again today..

And as someone already mentioned:
1. Can't access msn.com using IE
2. Can't access hotmail.com using msn[when it worked]
3. This problem is insolvable :/

Anonymous said...

NOTHIN WORKED MY SERVICE IS DONE FOR ALMOST A MONTH NOW WAT THE HELL IS GOIN ON NONE OF IT WORKS

Anonymous said...

I know it sounds simple but check your clock date and time, my kids had changed the month, and it would not log in to MSN.

Anonymous said...

thanks

just set the date and everything got ok!!

Yepee

pui said...

Thank you very much!!!

I find da way to solve this problem for long.

it gonamake me crazy.

what it is the surprisingly thing!!!

rachit said...

THANKS :<)

Anonymous said...

wow I can't believe it worked, I haven't been able to sign in for 3 days !! I had the wrong date on my computar lol :)... Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

THX!! U know what really worked?? Try changing the Date to a wrong one and change it to the right one again.it worked with me!!

Furyan said...

this ain't workin.followed what u said but still the same error.guys do somethin bout it.

Anonymous said...

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it took me long to figure it out but i eventually got there yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy thank u thank u thank u

Anonymous said...

thnx man

Anonymous said...

YEAH !!! THX MAAN !!
Date & Time was wrong
_________________________

hehe !

Anonymous said...

thank you very much

this one worked for me

If you are using vista with Internet Explorer 7...

1)Go to internet explorer
2)Go to Tools, click on internet options. Select Advanced.
3)Scroll down to security section, UNCHECK 'Check server certificate revocation*'

Good luck.


thanx for the one who posted it!!

Lada said...

still doesent work :(

Anonymous said...

None of these options work for me.
Win Xp pro SP 3 + all updates.
Kapersky AV
Newest version of Live messenger.
Can sign in on any other machine on this account, on this network.


Before installation I could access everything, now even MSN messenger is not working.

Anonymous said...

First sign of this problem was in 2006. It is 2009 and Microsoft still has not fixed this problem, or commented in any way on it that I can find.

After closing Messenger.
I checked date and re-synchronized with microsoft.

I set all IE setting back to normal.

I uninstalled messenger and re-installed.

I registerd the .DLL

I ensured no proxy settings were on my computer, in either IE or Messenger.

I cannot access hotmail through web page at www.msn.com.From this computer.

MIRC, Yahoo messenger, Google, and Skype all work without problems.

I checked CMOS settings.

I used a restore point.

I uninstalled IE and re-installed.

Windows Malicious software removal tool found nothing.

Spybot S&D food nothing.

Adware food nothing.

Mcafee found nothing.

Kapersky found nothing.

Norton found nothing.

'Check server certificate revocation*'
has never been checked.

Changed date to wrong one

Dan B said...

Honestly man, this didn't work at all.

Anonymous said...

Okay this didn't work for me but I managed to fix it. I tried changing the date, did nothing. Tried registering the .dll file; did nothing. I thought it wouldn't be the firewall thing because I don't use a third part firewall(i.e. I just use the default windows firewall).

Here's my fix:
Go to your taskbar, expand the thing by clicking the arrow and double click on Windows Security Alerts. At the bottom of the box that comes up click "Windows Firewall". In the new box that appears, click the Exceptions tab. Scroll down and uncheck "Windows Live Messenger".

I'm not sure why exactly this works, but it did. You can even check the box again after you open Messenger, and it still works.

Hope this helped someone.

.wx. said...

THANKSSSS! WHOEVER POSTED THIS :D

this one worked for me

Vista and IE7

1)Go to internet explorer
2)Go to Tools, click on internet options. Select Advanced.
3)Scroll down to security section, UNCHECK 'Check server certificate revocation*'

Good luck.


thanx for the one who posted it!!

Anonymous said...

whoever was the OP on 'Check server certificate revocation*' fix .. I want to kiss you. Solved all my issues

Anonymous said...

ddeffffentatly make sure you date and time are right not just time make sure month and year are all correct that was my problem

Anonymous said...

This worked!! MAybe some of you pspe did'nt exit and re-start the messenger thingy! It worked great!!! Try it again if u need to... Thank u very much :)

Anonymous said...

Cheers geeks tried all and the only one that worked was
1)Go to internet explorer
2)Go to Tools, click on internet options. Select Advanced.
3)Scroll down to security section, UNCHECK 'Check server certificate revocation*'
This will work for Vista

Andy said...

make sure clock & date is set right

if that fails;

START - RUN - regsvr32 softpub.dll

if that fails;

1)Go to internet explorer
2)Go to Tools, click on internet options. Select Advanced.
3)Scroll down to security section, UNCHECK 'Check server certificate revocation*'

worked for me, thanks for the info, I can now help others with this error :)

ps: swearing in a public site will get you banned via your ISP ;)

Anonymous said...

ummmm..... I know how to fix it...... get Linux. MS sucks ass.... they have faulty operating systems, always have, always will, and they have faulty programs and apps..... so all in all, Microsux, sucks

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Wow I tried everything....I mean EVERYTHING!!! Then I visited my date in my system tray...My date was changed....changed it, then VOILA!!

Anonymous said...

I tiredeverything, but nothing good. i tired 6 hour, and then make what you say (sistem clock incorect - correct) and now is the best.
Thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

hiiiiiiiii
error code is 80040145 and my window is vista i cant logg in my messenger !!!what can i do .
help me pls.

Anonymous said...

Worked for me.
Thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a million. At first i taught it did'nt wk for me either, then i double checked the date and realized that everything was correct except for the month. After correcting the month it worked like a charm!!

Anonymous said...

hey guys just change the date and time settings to fix this error..this can be done by right clicking on the time(bottom right hand corner) then going to adjust date and time

then going to internet time

then going to change settings

then click on update now

and VOILA problem solved!!!
this honestly worked 4 me...good luck guys =)

Anonymous said...

It cant works at the first time and i tried every single way. I even dl the 360 time protecter, but at last I found that I set my time wrong =P 2008 to 2009
And IT IS WORKING!!!!!
THANK YOU

Kusum said...

I registered softpub.dll using the regsvr32.exe tool and corrected the time. It worked right away.

Thank you so much!

vitor said...

clock and date? What the fuck is this. If i want to put my clock a few minutes earlier what does the msn have to do with it? Sorry, its something really stupid. Even fixing the clock and following your steps this shit isn't working.

Anonymous said...

changed date to WRONG date and then signed in and changed back worked like a charm! thanks to this site.

Anonymous said...

Changing the time & date actually worked for me. Thanks sooooo much :. If I have anymore messenger-type problems, I'll most def come right back here. Thanks again lovee!

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