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How to fix “Server Not Responding” error

Such an error can occur because of network or client configuration issues on your system. The error message appears if Windows Messenger does not successfully connect to the Messenger Service.
The solution to the problem

Follow the instructions to fix this error:

    1. 1

      Click ‘Start’ and then click ‘Control Panel’.

    2. 2

      Look for ‘WSP Client’ or ‘Microsoft Firewall Client’ icon.

    3. 3

      Double click the appropriate icon and then click ‘Enable’ check box.

    4. 4

      If you use proxy server then do the following:

      1. Open Windows Messenger.
      2. Click ‘Tools’ and then click ‘Options’.
      3. Click ‘Connections Tab’.
      4. Check the box ‘Use a Proxy Server for your LAN’.
      5. Enter the details and then click ‘OK’.

It is preferable to verify your network’s encryption settings and modem settings while you attempt to fix this error type.

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