you haven't downloaded the most recent version? At the moment it is version 7.5

Also, what Windows do you have? If it is an older system maybe it just won't work.

Do any windows updates because sometimes there are messenger updates through that.

Um, can't really think of anything else, except reinstall it. MSN has always worked great for me and I use it daily.

Also remember that they could have had a massive "server down" problem so that could have had it out for a couple of days or something. So dont be so harsh to microsoft Silly