Windows Live Code 800CCC0E IXP_E_FAILED_TO_CONNECT
You get an error message 800CCC0E when you launch MSN Messenger and cannot
connect to server. Key question: is it your workstation's fault, your
ISP or Microsoft's website?
The Cause of Code 800CCC0E
Windows Live server
is not unavailable. If it is Microsoft's problem, do be careful not to make matters worse, for example don't try
fixing something that does not need mending, and as a result
breaking a perfectly good system.
If the server is running, a possibility is that Softpub.dll
may have become unregistered.
Troubleshooting With Telnet:
The idea is to narrow down the problem area. Is it your fault?
Your ISP's fault, or is the actual Microsoft site down?
Research the name of your ISP's smtp mail server.
Substitute your SMTP server for smtpmailserver.domain*
telnet smtpmailserver.domain*.com 25
For example: telnet smtp-smtp.guydom.com 25.
Similar 800CCC Error Messages.
Authentication did not load 800CCC01 IXP_E_INVALID_CERT_CN Invalid
certificate content 800CCC02 IXP_E_INVALID_CERT_DATE Invalid
certificate date 800CCC03 IXP_E_ALREADY_CONNECTED User already
connected 800CCC04 IXP_E_CONN Not available 800CCC05
IXP_E_NOT_CONNECTED Not connected to server 800CCC06 IXP_E_CONN_SEND
Not available 800CCC07 IXP_E_WOULD_BLOCK Not available 800CCC08
IXP_E_INVALID_STATE Not available 800CCC09 IXP_E_CONN_RECV Not
available 800CCC0A IXP_E_INCOMPLETE Message download incomplete
800CCC0B IXP_E_BUSY Server or mail drop is busy 800CCC0C
IXP_E_NOT_INIT Not available 800CCC0D IXP_E_CANT_FIND_HOST Cannot
locate server 800CCC0E IXP_E_FAILED_TO_CONNECT Cannot connect
to server 800CCC0F IXP_E_CONNECTION_DROPPED Connection closed
800CCC10 IXP_E_INVALID_ADDRESS Address not known on server 800CCC11
IXP_E_INVALID_ADDRESS_LIST Mailing list not known on server 800CCC12
IXP_E_SOCKET_READ_ERROR Unable to send Winsock request 800CCC13
IXP_E_SOCKET_WRITE_ERROR Unable to read Winsock reply 800CCC14
IXP_E_SOCKET_INIT_ERROR Unable to initialize Winsock 800CCC15
IXP_E_SOCKET_CONNECT_ERROR Unable to open Windows Socket 800CCC16
IXP_E_INVALID_ACCOUNT User account not recognized 800CCC17
IXP_E_USER_CANCEL User canceled operation 800CCC18
IXP_E_SICILY_LOGON_FAILED Logon attempt failed 800CCC19 IXP_E_TIMEOUT
Not available 800CCC1A IXP_E_SECURE_CONNECT_FAILED Unable to connect
by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
Calculating IP Address ranges is a black art, which many network managers
solve by creating custom Excel spreadsheets. IPAT cracks this problem of
allocating IP addresses in networks in two ways:
For Mr Organized there is a nifty subnet calculator, you enter the network
address and the subnet mask, then IPAT works out the usable addresses and their
ranges. For Mr Lazy IPAT discovers and then displays the IP addresses of existing
Collect information: Write down exactly what the problem is.
Something magical happens just by the act of writing down the symptoms.
Ask: What was the last thing that altered on your computer.
Especially with changes to anti-virus software Reverse it!
Can you reproduce the problem: Occasionally trying again seems to
make it work. Else you may get a different error from 800CCC0E.
Locate the source: Hardware (modem) Software, your end or MSN site.
Phone a friend! Seriously do your MSN buddies have the same
problem, if so it's the site, if not - back to the drawing board.
Summary of Windows Live 800CCC0E Error Code
If you are suffering from
Windows Live Error Code 800CCC0E, check that the server is available at Microsoft's
end. at: http://messenger.msn.com/Status.aspx. Beware of doing anything to make the problem worse, when it could be the servers fault.