Resolve Windows Messenger Error Code 80048416

The following error message may be displayed on your Windows computer, when you attempt to sign in to your Windows Messenger:

We were unable to sign you in to the Messenger at this time. Please try again later.

To let us try and troubleshoot the problem, click the Troubleshoot button.

Error code: 80048820
Extended error code: 80048416

Cause of the Error

This error may occur if one of the following is true:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer SSL settings on your computer are incorrect.
  • There is some problem with your Windows Live login ID.
  • Date and time settings on your computer are incorrect.

Resolution Method

Based on the cause, you may use one of the following methods to resolve this error message:

Method 1: Rectify the Microsoft Internet Explorer SSL settings

To resolve the problems with Internet Explorer SSL settings, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Display the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.
  3. Open the Advanced tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Security section.
  5. Clear the Check for Server certificate revocation check box.
  6. Click the OK button and then exit the Internet Options dialog box.
  7. Close and restart Internet Explorer to enable the settings.
  8. Attempt to sign in to Windows Messenger.

Method 2: Ensure that You are Using the Correct ID to Sign In.

To check for problems with your Windows Live ID, perform the following steps:

  1. In Internet Explorer, open the Windows Live Sign in page.
  2. Use your Windows Live Sign ID-the one with which you are trying to sign in to your Windows Messenger-to log on to this Web site.

If you fail, there might be problem with your ID. You may write to Windows Live Support for help.

Method 3: Ensure that Date and Time Settings of your PC are Correct.

Windows Messenger sign in problems may also occur, if the date and time settings of your computer are incorrect.

To rectify the date and time, double-click on the clock displayed in bottom-right corner of the taskbar and then on the Date & Time tab, set the correct time.

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