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MSN messenger problem-seriously need help!


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larxanne

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every time i try to go on MSN messenger it says "invalid ip address" and on my laptop its "invalid proxy server" and i dont use a proxy


any help appreciated!!!


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Johanna

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Do you have this error on any other website you visit?
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its ok im taking my laptop into rainforest today. ( a computer shop). On my computer upstairs it says i have invalid ip address on MSN can any1 help me???

IMPORTANT: I DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO AN ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT ON MY PC.


also i cannot download any other IM programs. They just dont work. Yahoo doesnt install for some reason. AIM doesnt download and such goes on.


I can still access the internet though.

Edited by larxanne, 09 August 2006 - 01:57 AM.

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You're going to need someone with an admin account to let you download and install the IM programs. My kids have limited accounts, so when they try to do something like that they have to call me in, and I log in with my password to authorize them or tell them to go get some fresh air and ride their bikes.

How do you connect to the internet? Cable? dsl? dial up? That invalid ip addy might just mean that your modem needs to renew its lease. Shut off the computer and unplug the modem. Wait a minute or two and then reboot. When you reach the Windows splash screen, plug the modem back in. (This will not work for dial up)

Is it possible that someone with an admin account blocked you from certain sites?
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no sorry it doesnt work. i figured it out and its a side effect of limewire(P2P program). as soon as i have re-installed windows i wont be using limewire. also how can i reinstall windows XP? i already have it on my laptop and i DONT HAVE a cd drive. i have an external DVD drive. The Drive has several ports on the front (camera cards, USB Drive, ect.) My DVD drive is letter H:\. Does anyone know how i can install windows XP from when its already loaded up and logged in? would installing windows 98 first work?and then putting XP on top of that???
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So your laptop does not have a valid XP cd with it, or a cd drive to use for a repair?

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its ok now i am taking my laptop back into rainforest where they will install windows2000 for me. If you want you can close this topic now.
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