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zunnie

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hi, can somebody explain to me how i go about fixing this problem of mine... :whistling: :blink:

for about a week now everytime i log into windows live messenger (on any account) , after 30 seconds i get several error messages showing:

"The procedure entry point InternetGetSecurityInfoByURLW could not be located in the dynamic link libary WININET.DLL.".


this has caused me two problems to me knowlange: 1, i now do not get my offline messages from anybody. 2, Sometimes after these messages, messenger will close, but then i will reopen it error messages then it will work fine.

im sorry if you have answered this question before.

ps ive done several AD-AWARE scans and antivirus scans but they found nothing i think would of caused this problem...
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sarahw

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What Operating system are you using?
What version of messenger do you have?
What version of Internet Explorer do you have?

Sounds like a corrupted file.

Edited by sarahw, 16 August 2007 - 08:53 AM.

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If you have XP installation disk insert it into the drive and click: Start > Run. Type: sfc /scannow and let the process run to the end at which the dialog box will just disappear.
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im running on windows xp home edition
my messenger is 8.5 i belive ... well the latest version anyway
my explorer is um ... 6

and im just looking for my xp disc now as soon as i do ill try what skeptic suggested
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I have heard of older OS's causing problems like this with newer versions of Messenger.
sfc /scannow should fix any corrupted Windows files.
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seems to have done the trick thx !!! :whistling:

Edited by zunnie, 17 August 2007 - 11:59 AM.

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Thanks for letting us know.
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