Microsoft .NET Messenger Service error

Satheesh C B | Sunday, February 01, 2009 | 0 comments

spark Some times  you sign into MSN Messenger, you  get an error message “We were unable to sign you into the Microsoft .NET Messenger Service” with error code 81000370.




This error may occur if you have Windows XP installed without clearing the DNS resolver
cache. To  correct this, follow the third step . This problem may also occur due to security reasons. In that case, follow  these steps:


  1. Click the MSN Messenger icon in the taskbar (next to the clock), and then click Exit.
  2. Make the following changes to your Internet options:
    1. Click the Microsoft Windows Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
    2. Click Network and Internet Connections.
    3. Click Set up or change your Internet connection.
    4. Click the Content tab.
    5. Under Certificates, click Clear SSL State.
    6. Click OK when you receive a confirmation.
    7. Click the Advanced tab, and then scroll down to Security.
    8. Make sure that Check for server certificate revocation (requires restart) is not selected, and that Use SSL 2.0 and Use SSL 3.0 are selected.
  3. If your computer is running Microsoft® Microsoft® Windows® XP, clear the DNS resolver cache.
    1. On the taskbar, click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the box, type cmd, and then click OK.
    3. At the command prompt, type ipconfig /flushdns, and then press ENTER .                                                                                                                                                                2-1-2009 6-05-27 PM 
  4. Try to sign-in to MSN Messenger again.

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