I’ve been experiencing problems signing onto MSN Messenger/Windows Live Messenger since this morning. Error Id 81000314 and 80072745.
Mess.be offers the following quick fix by adding the following to the hosts file:
On Windows XP, you can usually find the Hosts file at C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\hosts.
You can remove these two lines after a few days when the issue should be sorted.
Alternatively, you can sign in using Web Messenger.
It’s amazingly annoying when there are downtime issues or other technical difficulties with MSN Messenger. It used to happen all the time but more recently it’s been getting pretty good. I’ve said quite a few times that one should always have another IM program such as Yahoo or Jabber for times like this but it’s really problematic as nobody else has them.
Anyway, that explains why not many people are online and why you may not be able to connect