Live Messenger Cannot Sign-in … 80072745 Error in Live Messenger – Solved!

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The 80072745 Error


I’ve been getting the 80072745 error in Windows Live Messenger the last 4 days. I contacted Microsoft but there was no answer from their side. I searched a lot but no solution on the net seemed to work with the error I was getting.


I’ve installed Live messenger 8.0, Live Messenger 8.5 and also the beta version (9.0) but every time, the same error pop up. I tried to remove the messenger and reinstall it but no luck! I removed even the registry keys messenger uses and installed it again, but nothing changed. The troubleshooting wizard reported that everything was fine and the connection was OK!


I installed Windows Messenger 5.1 for XP and tried to login, and that WORKED!! so I found out that there’s no problem with my account, my IP or microsoft services’ servers!


After some tests, I found out that the problem is that I can’t send data to the messenger servers. I had OUTPOST FIREWALL PRO 2008 installed on my computer. I configured the firewall to trust Live Messenger and allow TCP and UDP communications for the messenger, but the problem was still there. I uninstalled Outpost Firewall and restarted the computer, but still no luck!
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Windows – Delayed Write Failed – Solved!

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I bought a 500 GB Western Digital My Book Premium external hard drive. For few days, everything was working fine, but suddenly the Delayed Wrifte Failed error started to pop up and my drive was no more accessible. Here’s the error displayed on Windows:

“Windows – Delayed Write Failed : Windows was unable to save all the data for the file X:\$Mft. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.”

 

I searched a lot but nothing came up. I had to restart the drive, disconnect and reconnect it again to make it work which was a lot of pain!

 

Well, before we get to the working solution (for my case), read and see the following :

UPDATE 2: Latest article: Window Delayed Write Failed – Solutions –>

UPDATE 1: New post with new solution: Click Here

 

I bought a 500 GB Western Digital My Book Premium external hard drive. For few days, everything was working fine, but suddenly the Delayed Wrifte Failed error started to pop up and my drive was no more accessible. Here’s the error displayed on Windows:

“Windows – Delayed Write Failed : Windows was unable to save all the data for the file X:\$Mft. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.”

 

I searched a lot but nothing came up. I had to restart the drive, disconnect and reconnect it again to make it work which was a lot of pain!

 

Well, before we get to the working solution (for my case), read and see the following :

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