Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




Awesome
4793 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1060

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 8262 15-Jun-2006 22:31
Send private message

Not sure if anyone here will be able to help but,

Since a few days ago every time I sign into WLM it freezes (like 1 second after contact list appears). I have tried, uninstalling, reinstalling and even trying to go back to MSN Messenger 7.5 but same happens every time. Frozen.

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this?

Or any suggestions on how I might solve it.

As a big messenger adict and I wana get back on ASAP.

It was freezing on my Laptop too but then I did a format and installed Vista Beta 2, which it works fine on (As it does when I boot into Vista instead of XP on my Desktop)




Twitter: ajobbins


Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
60286 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11342

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber



Awesome
4793 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1060

Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 38723 15-Jun-2006 22:57
Send private message

Wont be the router because I can sign in fine with Vista, 99% sure it's not firewall related because it does actually sign in, it freezes just after.

The only common piece of software that was installed on both machines prior to this problem was the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor, but I have removed that with no change.




Twitter: ajobbins


 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
871 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Reply # 38776 16-Jun-2006 14:56
Send private message

Im under the impression that such things as contact lists are stored on a server not your actual computer.
Just like a website these things can take a while to load, especially on a server that runs IM services.
Pherhaps you could wait until we get "FASTER CHEAPER" Internet.......



Awesome
4793 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1060

Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 38779 16-Jun-2006 14:59
Send private message

The contact list is stored on the server, but cached locally so that it only downloads changes to the contact list. Even so, a full contact list download would only take about a minute or less. It is actually loading my contact list, just freezes a moment later.




Twitter: ajobbins


2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 40507 5-Jul-2006 15:21
Send private message

I have the exact same problem with both my main desktop PC and my laptop (different MSN accounts too!): it logs in, then freezes.
Everything worked fine until about 3 days ago.  Windows Messenger and Trillian both work fine, but MSN/Live Messenger are simply broken.  Very weird. 

BTW, my secondary desktop PC is running Vista Beta 2 and Live Messenger runs fine on it.  Come to think of it, this all started the same day I installed Vista! 




Awesome
4793 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1060

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 40508 5-Jul-2006 15:26
Send private message

Yes same. It seems that it was the Windows XP firewall that was causing my problem. As soon as I disabled it and did a restart Messenger was all good again.

As I have a hardware firewall, disabling the Windows one should not cause any security issues. Give it a go and see if it helps.




Twitter: ajobbins


2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 40510 5-Jul-2006 15:34
Send private message

I just figured out that it was my crappy d-link router causing the problem.  I hate that thing.

559 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2

Trusted

Reply # 40512 5-Jul-2006 15:46
Send private message

Im not happy with wlm as well. I used it on vista fine for a week then i signed in and it said i have no contacts. I uninstalled it, deleted cache and registry entrys but it still didn't work. I formatted the hd put vista back on and it's still not working!!!!!!!!

344 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Trusted

  Reply # 42057 20-Jul-2006 17:46
Send private message

yeah, I had major ises following the release of 8.02... contacts could se I was online, but I couldn't see them... did lots of checking and MS indicated it was a firewall issue, even though wml indicated no issues... seems to me the beta was far more stable...

anyway, I'm back to 7.5 and happy

Felix 5ive

4295 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 148

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 42066 20-Jul-2006 18:49
Send private message

There is a connection issue with WLM8. A fix is in the works.

559 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2

Trusted

  Reply # 42073 20-Jul-2006 19:45
Send private message

Check that your date and time are right as wlm wont load your contact list if it isn't

4295 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 148

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 42087 20-Jul-2006 22:26
Send private message

s.joseph: Check that your date and time are right as wlm wont load your contact list if it isn't

Actually thats not true. Ive had the date and time on my system set differently while testing some things and been using WLM at the same time with no issues.

The current problem with WLM is a connection one and its at the server side. Nothing to do with your PC

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44


Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52


ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10


Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12


Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02


Vocus works with NZ Police and telcos to stop scam calls
Posted 12-May-2018 11:12


Vista Group signs Aeon Entertainment, largest cinema chain in Japan
Posted 11-May-2018 21:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.