MSN / Live Messenger – How to fix error 80072efd

I use Windows Live Messenger ( also known as MSN Live Messenger ) often for instant messaging. The other day I got the “80072efd” error.

Luckily, I found a few things you need to check to get MSN Live Messenger working again:

  • Make sure your firewall does not block MSN Messenger
  • Make sure your Windows is updated

If you checked the above things, this is a method you can try to solve the problem:

  1. Go to Start, and click on “Run”.
  2. Type cmd and press enter.
  3. A black screen with white letters will open. Typ in the following: ipconfig /flushdns
  4. Press enter
  5. Type exit and press enter
  6. Try if Windows Live / MSN Messenger works now

If the above method does still not solve the problem, this is a last method that might solve the problem:

  1. Go to Start, Run
  2. Type in the following and press enter:
  3. REGSVR32 softpub.dll initpki.dll wintrust.dll
  4. Click OK
  5. Try if Windows Live / MSN Messenger works now

If Windows Live Messenger still will not work, then there is another thing you can try:

  1. Start Internet Explorer
  2. Go to the Tools menu. Click on Internet Options
  3. Click on the connection tab and click on LAN settings
  4. Uncheck / clear the the “Automatically detect settings” box
  5. Click on OK, and then again on OK.
  6. Try if Windows Live / MSN Messenger works now

I hope this will help anyone with the problem!

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4 Responses to MSN / Live Messenger – How to fix error 80072efd

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  2. Friet says:

    Thanks, I got Live messenger finally working again :D :D

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  4. Nilesh says:

    Hi Tech-Hacks,

    Thank-you the support and troubleshoot guide. i was unable to login msn messenger i tried the above 2-steps it didnt work, but the 3-step helped me. thanks a lot.

    Thanks,
    Nilesh

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