MSN Not Working?

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  1. B_ScaredLittleBoy

    B_ScaredLittleBoy New Member

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    Or is it just me. The computer seriously fucked up tonight. I think I'll format it asap.

    But is MSN working?
     
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    It's working for me.

    I miss your profile pics.

    Onan
     
  3. viking1

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    If you mean msn.com, it's working for me. If you mean msn messenger, I don't know. I can't use that, it's Windows only.
     
  4. B_ScaredLittleBoy

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    I mean the Messenger/Live Messenger.

    I just checked and MSN hotmail online works for me, just not the program. So my password is [probably] safe.

    My monitor doesn't turn on when I restart. I have to leave it unplugged for a few minutes then turn it back on.

    There are no POST errors but the monitor doesn't come on after I turn the PC off. Is it a virus or something? I've done scans and apparently everything's okay but I wonder...

    Anyway I've copied my files to the USB drive and gonna format :(

    Thanks Onan.
     
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    I don't know of any viruses that prevent your monitor from turning on, but you never know.

    My guess is that you have two unrelated problems: a failing monitor and a problem with Live Messenger. Do a complete virus scan and also check your system drive (probably C) for errors. If you get an error with Live, google the error. Try reinstalling Live if you can't get it to work. Try another monitor if you can. That's my $.02.

     
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    re-install it. Um... I've been having troubles connecting cam to cam with someone in Italy... but thats about it.
     
  7. Mr. Snakey

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    I dont like MSN. Mr. Snakey uses it for Hotmail and thats it.
     
  8. B_ScaredLittleBoy

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    I did try another monitor, that I knew was working. That didn't turn on either. Could it be a bad power supply? My cousin's PC had shitloads of viruses on it and I THINK they were causing his PC to restart every five or ten minutes. The irony is, I formatted his PC yesterday and its all working great now. Then I got home and had to format mine :mad:

    Another thing is, I restarted and the PC didn't shut down. So I shut it down myself by keeping the button pressed in. Then the problems started. Could it be because of that? :redface:

    Anyway I've formatted it now and think its working. I only formatted it last night, still have to install XP
     
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    Why is there a shitload of viruses? I'm running 3 virus programs at all times, this computer doesn't even know what a virus is. I can't see how people don't protect their stuff.
     
  10. Mr. Snakey

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    Yes good point. They should scan more. Keep the program running while online. Get a good program like Spybot and set it to protect your browser.
     
  11. B_ScaredLittleBoy

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    I have AVG. I also tried reinstalling MSN, that didn't fix it. So I just formatted it.

    FYI my cousin is only young and uses Limewire etc etc so the computer was infested. AVG and other programs can only do so much and can't do much when the computer is riddled.

    I know my PC wasn't riddled and I've had a similar problem to it where the computer wouldn't boot and I'd get a corrupt /system hive error. This is what I get for buying from PC World :p
     
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    I've been using Limewire for 5+ years never gotten anything from it that I didn't know I was getting. AVG clearly warns you before the download is done that there is a virus and it deletes it for you...

    And I'm an avid down loader, porn, pictures, programs, tv shows, music, music videos.

    Try Avast.
     
  13. IntoxicatingToxin

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    Do you have Ad-Aware? I swear by that program. (I use the free version.)
    Ad-Aware @ Lavasoft - The Original Anti-Spyware Company - Lavasoft
     
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    Ad-aware is not for virus' though. Just for ad-aware.

    The ones I use:
    Spybot search and Destroy
    Ad-aware SE
    Avast
    AVG
    I used to use Norton but I hated how much of a useless pile of crap it was.
     
  15. IntoxicatingToxin

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    I know it's just for adware and not viruses, but because of that, it catches things that virus scanners don't.
     
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    Yup that is for sure... I'm running mine now after 182 days... see what it brings up ... eek
     
  17. Mr. Snakey

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    Scan everyday and defragment your hard drive. Check the security settings on your browser. Set them medium to high. Make a list of trusted sites. Do not allow remote settings. Check see if they are allowed. If they are disable them. Make everything password protected.. The programs i and others mention work. You have use them and keep them updated.
     
  18. IntoxicatingToxin

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    Ouch! That ought be a sight... I run mine about once a week. I should do it more often, but I don't always think about it.
     
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    only 25. I'm surprised really.
     
  20. Mr. Snakey

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    It is a good program. I like Spybot. I have it set and working in my browser. It blocks all the bad stuff. If people ever knew the stuff they have on their computer in terms of Spyware their shoes would crap.
     
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