MSN Messenger Error: 80048820

Many of you have commented about having problems with MSN Messenger error number 80048820.  We are aware of this issue and looking into what are all the possible scenarios to provide a complete list of possible resolutions.  There are a couple of version of the 80048820 error that I will list below:

Many of you have commented about having problems with MSN Messenger error number 80048820.  We are aware of this issue and looking into what are all the possible scenarios to provide a complete list of possible resolutions.  There are a couple of version of the 80048820 error that I will list below:


"Sorry, we are unable to sign you into the .NET Messenger service at this time. Please try again later."


"Sorry, we were unable to sign you in to the MSN Messenger at this time. Please try again later. MSN Messenger has made several failed attempts to sign you in. Your firewall may be blocking Messenger from connecting to the service. Please review your firewall settings. See the retailer’s instructions for more information."  


Possible causes of this issue could include:


– Firewall settings are blocking MSN Messenger.


– MSN Messenger proxy settings are incorrect.


– Security settings are blocking MSN Messenger.


– Your date and time settings may be incorrect.


– Files that are required to make a successful Internet connection are corrupted.



Try the following solutions in the order that they are listed:


1. Visit the following Web site to verify that you can connect to the Internet:

If you cannot connect, contact your Internet Service provider or your local network administrator.


2. Determine whether MSN Messenger is blocked by a firewall. Visit the following Web site to sign in to Web Messenger:


Click Start Web Messenger, and verify whether you can sign in. If you can sign in to Web Messenger, MSN Messenger may be blocked by a firewall. If the computer is running third-party (non-Microsoft) software or firewall software, such as ZoneAlarm, Norton Internet Security, or McAfee, make sure that the software is set to let MSN Messenger operate, and then try to sign in to MSN Messenger again. Visit the following Web site for information about the most common firewalls:


3. Verify the date and time settings on your computer:

a. Click on START and RUN and type in CONTROL timedate.cpl and hit ENTER

b. Verify that the date and time settings are set correctly.


4. Adjust the proxy settings in Microsoft Internet Explorer:

a. Start Internet Explorer.

b. On the "Tools" menu, click "Internet Options."

c. Click the "Connections" tab, and then click "LAN Settings."

d. Clear the "Automatically detect settings" check box.

e. Click "OK" two times.


5. Clear the proxy settings in MSN Messenger:

a. Start MSN Messenger 7.5.

b. On the "Tools" menu, click "Options."

c. Click "Connection," and then click "Advanced Settings."

d. Delete the entries under "SOCKS."

e. Click "OK" two times to save the settings.


6. Adjust the Microsoft Internet Explorer security settings:

a. Start Internet Explorer.

b. On the "Tools" menu, click" Internet Options," and then click the "Advanced" tab.

c. In the "Security" section, verify the following settings:

-Clear the "Check for server certificate revocation" check box.

-Select the "Use SSL 2.0" check box.

-Select the "Use SSL 3.0" check box.

d. Click "OK" to close the window.


7. Reregister SSL security libraries. To do this, click "Start," click "Run," and type in each command below and hit ENTER.


Note: After each command is executed successfully, you will receive a "DllRegisterServer succeeded" message. Wait until you receive this message before you continue to the next command.


a. REGSVR32 softpub.dll

b. REGSVR32 wintrust.dll

c. REGSVR32 initpki.dll

d. REGSVR32 Rsaenh.dll

e. REGSVR32 Mssip32.dll

f. REGSVR32 Cryptdlg.dll

g. REGSVR32 Dssenh.dll

h. REGSVR32 Gpkcsp.dll

i. REGSVR32 Slbcsp.dll

j. REGSVR32 Sccbase.dll


8. If you still cannot sign in to MSN Messenger, the .NET Messenger Service may be temporarily unavailable. Wait several minutes, and then try to sign in again. Or, visit to find out the status of the server.

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100 Responses to MSN Messenger Error: 80048820

  1. Lily says:

    Mine works now. I thought it was a virus since some viruses can affect the Messengers and there is no way to remove it but reformatting. Thank God!Here\’s what I did:
    Remove any Internet Explorer proxy server settings
    In Internet Explorer, click Tools and then click Internet Options.In the Internet Options dialog box, go to the Connections tab.Click LAN Settings…Untick the Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections) checkbox.Click OK and OK again Internet Options.

  2. שנינו says:


  3. R.M. says:

    Thanks all of youMy MSN Messenger is working properly now, I fixted. You can try with this http://

  4. says:


  5. Haroon says:

    its works for me .
    i jst changed my windows date and time to current and it starts ..
    thnxx :) 

  6. eric says:

    this shits gay man it wont work i tried everything on here

  7. Unknown says:

    βασικά είναι λίγο περίπλοκα όλα αυτά κάτι πιο απλό!!!! ή να γίνονται αυτόματα???

  8. MEHDI says:

    it\’s working now for me but i\’ve lost my contact list :(

  9. MEHDI says:

    it\’s working now for me but i\’ve lost my contact list :(

  10. MEHDI says:

    it\’s working now for me but i\’ve lost my contact list :(

  11. Maya says:

    and what if i did ALL of the above and still nothing worked?

  12. Miranda says:

    It still doesnt work. i dunno whats wrong with it. the same kind of problem has happened before but i managed 2 fix it. this time none of the things worked. the computer works fine though and i can sign into ebuddy easily! how weird is that? i dont understand.

  13. emmet says:

    fuck microsoft buch of ass holes fist thing turn off auto update i run vita and evry time it updates it gos to shit "like this time"the other thing is to fallow the steps above! yep pain in the ass. if it dont work the sever is to bussy and ant shit to do about it!!!!!!! like i said fuck microsoft

  14. John says:

    dll thing worked it out fine…thanks

  15. Zsombor says:

    it\’s just bullshit…still not workin\’fuck up msn, live, microsoft etc…

  16. Jake says:

    it wont work!

  17. Quicksilver says:

    Spammer… ¬¬, Got the same problem, Im not behind a router, my date is fine, all the dlls mentioned are registered….

  18. Brad says:

    I can\’t get my friends WLM to work. Done everything on here. Fresh install of XP and latest WLM, still recieving same errors. We are connected on wireless network though, but my computer works fine. Any ideas?

  19. hassan says:

    It Works, Well done job..
    Thank you

  20. Antony says:

    io non riesco a visualizzare le foto personali degli altri e i messaggi personali, lo so che non è  a tema però è un problema.

  21. mimis says:


  22. mimis says:

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  23. mimis says:

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  26. mimis says:

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  30. mimis says:

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  43. mimis says:

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  44. lucy says:

    Heya people .. just to let you know that deleting everything under SOCKS DOES work!
    the info on how to do it is up the page lil!
    trust and respect X

  45. The says:

    Hey everybody.
    I\’ve got two MSN acounts that I\’m using everyday. When I log on to ONE of theese acounts I get the code 80048820.
    The other acount is working perfectly! The first (non working) just died one day and I have not been able to log in to
    it for 3 days now.
    How can one acount work and the other is dead? I\’m using the same MSN for gods sake.
    I have tried ALL of the solutions above and it\’s impossible to log on to the acount.
    I can still check my emails at Hotmail and the "broken" acount.
    Very strange problem and I would be so glad if anyone could help me with this shit.
    I\’m pretty sure that there is nothing wrong with anything on my computer since one
    acount is working, so it HAS to be something with the acount.
    //Mike from Sweden.

  46. Brent says:

    Hey, I stumbled on to this problem tonight. Went to about 3 web pages and read some really discouraging information about windows live messenger. And to be honest, tried a few that sounded good, and landed on this page.  The last thing I tried was to adjust my dsl router wan "MTU SIZE". And finally it worked. Like I said, I cant be 100% sure what the keys was ,… but this page contain the best all around summary.  Thank to "XP", big up m-a-n ! I really was sweating if me newly configure DYNDNS was already hacked.

  47. Angiee says:

    this work!! ~ thz for d solution ^^

  48. jonathan says:


  49. Unknown says:

    hi everyone ..
    i got this holy shit problem .. i was trying everything stated in microsoft but no use .. how big is mircosoft with a small penny problem them couldnt solve or at least to give a close answers .. any way .. the problem with my msn solved finally,,,
    the problem was the siz of MTU size ….
    to fix this problem only for those under net gear routers ..
    login to the router >>> WAN setup >> then change the value of MUT size to 1500 bytes..
    Gool luck for all
    Ramadhan kareem
    salam alykom :D
    peace upon you all :D

  50. susana says:

    thanks, for help me ….error code 80048820 problem can begin by doing a system recovery a set your time and date back. go star, them run, the write ,,,,timedate.cpl,,,,,,,ajust and click ok. that was good the yessy apreciate this

  51. lorella says:

    umhh…. i\’ve done these passages about 4-5 times… and it doesn\’t work… :°°°°°°°

  52. jan says:

    yup, i tried to change the date and time and it resolved the problem. thanks. i should have known that before. this page is very useful for users experiencing same issue of the MSN live messenger. thanks to the one who poted the troubleshooting. yiiheeee.. keep it LIVE!

  53. Unknown says:

    Please look at
    They have much more experience in how to solve this problems, including my own details experiments
    13 SEP 2006

  54. Unknown says:

    I try 5-6 other procedures, still got error 80048820.
    "Set the right system date" solved my problem.

  55. Lydia says:

    oh my goodness still not working after all this…so mad right now

  56. Janet says:

    omg it finally worked after 3 days! my problem was my DATE AND TIME WERE WRONG LOL, HEY IT MIGHT HELP , CHECK URS :) GOOD LUCK.

  57. Unknown says:

    I have been trying for 3 days to sign into windows live. I keep getting the errors 80048820 and 80048439 I have tried fixing it with what I have found on the net and no go. I need help. This sucks

  58. paul says:

    cheers fixed 2 pc\’s now both with different problems,both msn\’s working great after reading this guide.

  59. Rob says:

    Problem fixed! I had this problem with a Netgear router.  I knew it was the router as plugging the PC into my office network I had no problem.
    I had to set the MTU under the WAN settings to 1500 after trying other recommendations of 1400.

  60. Rui says:

    I tried everything in this guide, but live messenger worked only after unistalling "Internet Explorer 7 Beta2". I don\’t know why.

  61. Srisuda says:

    what\’s wrong ???????? I follow it step by step but still notthing happen…umm let it be…

  62. gemma says:

    well that was weird i hav been goin mad for da past 2 hours trying to sign into msn messenger. i tried everything u seuggested but nothin worked, so i decided to restart my computer! to my surprse it signed me straight in so step 1 to 7 didnt work but restartin my computer did lol

  63. Mark says:

    Thanks heaps, Step 7 was the solution. Awesome.

  64. James says:

    This appears to occur on pc\’s that are members of Active Directory.  The actual error is in the way that MSN Messenger hashes the .Net Passport account information on the local computer.  The occurence happens when the user changes their domain password.

  65. Ralph says:

    ThnX ThnX ThnX  I was living in the year 2007 in my computer hahaha so my date and time was wrong. I fixed it and now it\’s working again.

  66. Andrew says:

    God give me the power to chuck my computer out of the window! I dont think i can survive one more session of this tourture (page after page after page) please MSN help! Fix it! Make a new download which fixes this stupid error! Which im sure could be easiley avoided if you made a patch wich fixes this!

  67. lloyd says:

    AAAAAAAARGGHHHHHH!!!!! it still isant working AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! :) :\'(

  68. Unknown says:

    oooo my god this is the 1st time iv used this

  69. Unknown says:

    My Msn is working FINALLY i felt like the rest of you. i tried everything 10 times for this 80048820 crap. Was Very frustrating but after trying everything and reading "your clock isn\’t set right is the solution" 100 times i disabled my firewall on bellsouth and i signed right in. Even when it says Msn is allowed something is blocking  or vice versa. not sure if this will help the restof you but i thought i\’d share it with you i was waiting for their \’fix" also for like 3 weeks now!!!

  70. gareth says:

    right then proper F{X}CKED OFF NOW, i have tried all of what yoo have put to do and nothign has happened, it is really annoying me especially as i have my TA Army email to respond to, please help !

  71. Solveig says:

    I fixed it! All of you who haven\’t yet, and who know you have the
    correct time, when you try to sign in, watch. Does it change the amount
    of characters in your password? It always changed mine to eight. So I
    made my password eight characters, and I can sign in!

  72. Solveig says:

    I fixed it! All of you who haven\’t yet, and who know you have the
    correct time, when you try to sign in, watch. Does it change the amount
    of characters in your password? It always changed mine to eight. So I
    made my password eight characters, and I can sign in!

  73. Titoo says:

    finally…..the year iz 2006 after like 4 mths

  74. Cherly says:

    >_< I have the same problem and I\’ve tried every single thing those intructions said and nothing , it still wont let me sing in and the same error happening , please I need my msn messenger back! T_T anyoen help! send me an email if you must but please!

  75. Hamshya says:

    Hi, i have the same problem, 80048820 error message. I think it has something to do when i upgraded norton. i think something there is blocking it, but i don\’t know which one? Someone better come up with a solution! i tried it mite work with other ppl, so if u have that problem, ya better go there, it mite wotk!

  76. celito says:


  77. Richard says:

    this is getting anoying ive been on alot of sites now n no luck, i use netgear wireless could this have nething to do with it?? ive tryed time/date all my msn and explorer settings all the run things i had to enter. iver tryed everything. the only thing that works for me is the old standard WINDOWS MESSENGER. thing is cus all my friends are on 7.5 the cant view may cam. please someone help me!!

  78. Unknown says:

    thanx . it was realllllllllllllly helpfull !! dude !!

  79. bob says:

    i dont have a clue wat to do theres a fire wall blockin my msn and i wont it off can any 1 help???

  80. M says:

    I\’m not finding this usefull and now i havent had msn messenger for 3 weeks it keeps saying the same thing, i cant change my password and i cant send a message to msn support ive tried about 30 times (literally)…. can someone please help me….. Michelle

  81. Unknown says:

    thanks da tiemifng was it
    its aken me 2 weeks 2 find da answer
    wen it was rite infornt ov me

  82. Omar says:

    Hi I  Omr Fatah El Bab
        I have error no 80048820 
    My  date and time settings  incorrect.

  83. Sean says:

    Thank you guys for the help, I skipped over the date thing thinking that my computer knew it was 06, but I guess not.  Now it works GREAT

  84. Emily says:

    woo…the time thing is it!!! 2006  yeah all is good now thanks very much!!!  xx

  85. Emily says:

    this still isn\’t helping me :( i miss msn!!!

  86. bobby says:

    It\’s also telling me that my getway path is offline. I have no idea what that means so any help will be greatly appreciated! thanx x

  87. bobby says:

    How can i get the old version of msn bak, i dwnloaded the new version last night and now i\’m getting a message sayin the firwall is blocking it, but i\’ve checked and it isn\’t. I\’ve gone through all the steps that you give but it still doesnt work. Help pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  88. Unknown says:

    Heres the solution ot most of the problems, juts make sure the date on your pc\’s clock is set to 2006. I have been having this problem too, changed the date and works perfectly.

  89. Sean says:

    Same problem as well I have now given up with MSN and have downloaded GAIM which interfaces back into MSN

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