Services.msc not acting correctly // unable to log into MSN Messenger
Posted on 2006-04-11
two problems, and i think they are related.
first, when i do start->run->services.msc, it launches a folder with the address:
z drive is where domain user folders are kept (it is a shared folder on the server, and each user has his/her own folder on it)
to actually access services, i have to do it through control panel.
second, when i try to log into MSN Messenger, i get the error:
"signing in to MSN Messenger failed because the service is temporarily unavailable. please try again later. 80090006"
i have tried sfc /scannow
i have done a thorough scan for viruses and spyware
the only message in event viewer which seems to be related:
"The description for Event ID ( 4 ) in Source ( (MSN/Windows) Messenger Service ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: 倀礀䀀礆."
msn messenger will work if i download it and install it... but if i log off or reboot, the problem listed above occurs again
any ideas on what is going on and how to fix it?