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  • I cannot get live mesh working on my xp laptop. I continually get the "failed to start live mesh" error after installing/reinstalling. However, when I create a new user account, live mesh will install and I can log into my mesh (which currently has 3 other computers). What am I doing wrong and why isn't there any solutions on the internet?
    Monday, July 28, 2008 6:58 AM

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  • Hi all,

    If you encounter this problem, please submit a bug report with your logs.  We're working hard to determine the cause(s) here, and any additional information would be helpful.  As always, instructions for submitting a bug report with logs are at the top of the forums.

    Thanks,

    Ben.
    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 7:34 PM

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  • I dont suppose you have or have had an apostrophe in the login name on your comouter have you?  I had the error message too when I tried to install on my parents computer so I serached this forum and read that there's an incompatibilty with Mesh and apostrophes in your username on the computer.

    The only solution given was to create a new profile and just move everything accross to the new profile.  You cant just change the profile name using the control panel as that does not change everything in the system, just what you see in the wecome screen and at teh top of the start menu.
    Monday, July 28, 2008 1:53 PM
  • yes, my profile had an apostrophe in it. i changed it through the registry and thought i had it beat. where else could it be sticking?

    until then, whats the easiest way to move everything over to my user account that seems to be working?
    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 10:49 PM
  • I just had to copy all my parents files from one account to the other.  Luckily I had only just perfromed a fresh install of the OS so I knew where all the files where located.
    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 11:34 PM
  • I've got a vista SP1 machine that installs live mesh just fine, but it refuses to start. 2 possibilities I can think of are I am running framework 3.5 SP1 beta or the fact I have a hamachi VPN program running all the time. I have had a bit of a poke around in some log files, but they don't tell me too much? Where to look for detailed error information.

    The logs just seem to have the following

    1616.8040{31/07/2008 7:45:59 a.m.}[Matt] e:\bt\324186\private\client\servicing\monitor\manager.cpp(961): CManager::LaunchSelf() Launching 'C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Live Mesh\Bin\Servicing\0.9.3103.2\MoeMonitor.exe' -Embedding
    7144.4952{31/07/2008 7:48:23 a.m.}[Matt] e:\bt\324186\private\client\servicing\monitor\monitorprocess.cpp(151): CMonitorProcess::LaunchMOE() 0x806F0004
    7144.4952{31/07/2008 7:48:23 a.m.}[Matt] e:\bt\324186\private\client\servicing\common\baseos\processes.cpp(273): CProcess::Shutdown() Shutdown(PID=6128 Name='Moe.exe')
    7144.4952{31/07/2008 7:48:23 a.m.}[Matt] e:\bt\324186\private\client\servicing\common\baseos\processes.cpp(351): CProcess::Shutdown() TerminateProcess(PID=6128 Name='Moe.exe')
    7144.4952{31/07/2008 7:48:23 a.m.}[Matt] e:\bt\324186\private\client\servicing\common\baseos\processes.cpp(380): CProcess::Shutdown() 0x800705B4
    7144.4952{31/07/2008 7:48:23 a.m.}[Matt] e:\bt\324186\private\client\servicing\common\baseos\processes.cpp(388): CProcess::Shutdown() 0x800705B4 Shutdown(PID=6128 Name='Moe.exe')
    7144.4952{31/07/2008 7:48:23 a.m.}[Matt] e:\bt\324186\private\client\servicing\monitor\monitorprocess.cpp(109): CMonitorProcess::CheckPulse() 0x806F0004 Process(C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Live
    Thursday, July 31, 2008 5:45 AM
  • MattyBoy1232 said:

    I've got a vista SP1 machine that installs live mesh just fine, but it refuses to start. 2 possibilities I can think of are I am running framework 3.5 SP1 beta or the fact I have a hamachi VPN program running all the time. I have had a bit of a poke around in some log files, but they don't tell me too much? Where to look for detailed error information.

    The logs just seem to have the following

    1616.8040{31/07/2008 7:45:59 a.m.}[Matt] e:\bt\324186\private\client\servicing\monitor\manager.cpp(961): CManager::LaunchSelf() Launching 'C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Live Mesh\Bin\Servicing\0.9.3103.2\MoeMonitor.exe' -Embedding
    7144.4952{31/07/2008 7:48:23 a.m.}[Matt] e:\bt\324186\private\client\servicing\monitor\monitorprocess.cpp(151): CMonitorProcess::LaunchMOE() 0x806F0004
    7144.4952{31/07/2008 7:48:23 a.m.}[Matt] e:\bt\324186\private\client\servicing\common\baseos\processes.cpp(273): CProcess::Shutdown() Shutdown(PID=6128 Name='Moe.exe')
    7144.4952{31/07/2008 7:48:23 a.m.}[Matt] e:\bt\324186\private\client\servicing\common\baseos\processes.cpp(351): CProcess::Shutdown() TerminateProcess(PID=6128 Name='Moe.exe')
    7144.4952{31/07/2008 7:48:23 a.m.}[Matt] e:\bt\324186\private\client\servicing\common\baseos\processes.cpp(380): CProcess::Shutdown() 0x800705B4
    7144.4952{31/07/2008 7:48:23 a.m.}[Matt] e:\bt\324186\private\client\servicing\common\baseos\processes.cpp(388): CProcess::Shutdown() 0x800705B4 Shutdown(PID=6128 Name='Moe.exe')
    7144.4952{31/07/2008 7:48:23 a.m.}[Matt] e:\bt\324186\private\client\servicing\monitor\monitorprocess.cpp(109): CMonitorProcess::CheckPulse() 0x806F0004 Process(C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Live


    Matt,
    I'm having the same issue on a brand new machine. Did you get this fixed?

    Thanks
    Jamie

    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 9:29 AM
  • Hi all,

    If you encounter this problem, please submit a bug report with your logs.  We're working hard to determine the cause(s) here, and any additional information would be helpful.  As always, instructions for submitting a bug report with logs are at the top of the forums.

    Thanks,

    Ben.
    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 7:34 PM
  • Hi all, I would just like to let you all know that I was experiencing the same issue with mesh when I started using. I don't know if this will help but I am currently a Vista user with SP1 installed. In order for me to have Mesh start without error UAC must be turned on. I tried to turn off UAC because I do find it annoying, however it seemed to fix my mesh problem. If any of you are on Vista try that. XP users sorry I don't have a fix for that one.
    Saturday, September 06, 2008 10:20 PM
  • also I have the same problem: failed to start live mesh
    can you help me?
    Sunday, November 02, 2008 1:10 PM
  • I also have the same problem.  Live Mesh Failed to start.

    XP Pro

    New Install.  Have tried to reinstall several times,  and also I have uninstalled Silverlight 2.0 and 1.0,  but that does not seem to havee mad a difference.

    Will try a new account and see if that works.

    Saturday, January 24, 2009 3:21 AM
  • Linuzo, I have the same problem as you have.

    This is how Microsoft responded to me on januari 21, 2009

    Unfortunately your encountering a bug we have found with Passport authentication. We have been working with the Passport team to get a fix that they will have ready here next week. There isn't any other work around or fix we can try until they release thier fix.

    I've resolved your bug against the primary we are using to track it, you will be able to see the active state for that bug by looking at the feedback for this one.


    So lets hope that next week the problem is fixed, because I like the product a lot.

    Saturday, January 24, 2009 10:14 AM
  • Erik Live said:

    Linuzo, I have the same problem as you have.

    This is how Microsoft responded to me on januari 21, 2009

    Unfortunately your encountering a bug we have found with Passport authentication. We have been working with the Passport team to get a fix that they will have ready here next week. There isn't any other work around or fix we can try until they release thier fix.

    I've resolved your bug against the primary we are using to track it, you will be able to see the active state for that bug by looking at the feedback for this one.


    So lets hope that next week the problem is fixed, because I like the product a lot.



    Erik,

    Was this written on a different thread on this forum? If so, could you link to it?

     

    Thanks

    Jamie


    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Saturday, January 24, 2009 10:29 AM
  • Hi all,

    If you encounter this problem, please submit a bug report with your logs.  We're working hard to determine the cause(s) here, and any additional information would be helpful.  As always, instructions for submitting a bug report with logs are at the top of the forums.

    Thanks,

    Ben.

    Guys, you have 188 errors with "Failed to start" at Connect. Do you really need another 10 or 100 or whatever? =)
    I'll supply you: I failed to start Mesh on either of my W7 x64 computers =)
    http://komatozo.blogspot.com
    Friday, November 20, 2009 11:39 AM
  • Guys, you have 188 errors with "Failed to start" at Connect. Do you really need another 10 or 100 or whatever? =)
    I'll supply you: I failed to start Mesh on either of my W7 x64 computers =)
    http://komatozo.blogspot.com
    Hello, Alexander.

    You'll note that there are also many threads and posts here for "Failed to start."
    There are a number of possible reasons for the problem, which I won't repeat here. I will, however, add that I have Live Mesh running on Windows 7 x86 and x64 and have not encountered this problem. Based on the number of reports of the problem, I consider myself lucky.

    The recommendation to file a bug report with logs is to provide more data to the developers to try and determine the causes for this situation.
    -steve

    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Friday, November 20, 2009 2:21 PM
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  • Hello Stephen,

    I noticed that already. May be it would be good to fix it already? =) Not that I'm great in coding and all that stuff (I have almost zero knowledge about it) but if I were an author for the programm I definitely would consider the issue as a showstopper. Really while I can be happy or unhappy using it, I am perfectly unable to be happy or satisfied with a program which don't even start =(
    BTW, I was lucky too before reinstalling my RC x32 with RTM x64. Moreover, I still have LM working on my Windows mobile (though with an error while starting and some minor glitches).
    P.S. "There are a number of possible reasons for the problem, which I won't repeat here" - may be there is an accumulated list of possible workarounds somewhere?
    http://komatozo.blogspot.com
    Friday, November 20, 2009 2:31 PM
  • Unfortunately, no accumulated list that I have access to. :-( The best I can suggest is searching the forum, assuming that they fixed search with the forum s/w update yesterday!

    And, yes, I would certainly hope that the next release addresses this area. It has been a while since our last build and I know they've been working hard for months. Rumor has it that the Windows Live Wave 4 beta will hit early next year and Live Mesh will somehow be a part of that.

    -steve
    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Friday, November 20, 2009 3:48 PM
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  • Hi all,

    I've just googled my way to this thread. I have same problem (no worries Ben, I'll submit a bug report every day if necessary).
    But what's interesting is - Live Mesh WAS working for a week or two without problems, and all of a sudden I get the "can't start" error. I do have Hamachi installed as service, but they co-existed for a while without problems. I'm also running this on Windows 7 64bit, but again - it was working for a while. Only apps that have been installed/updated between the working period and non-working period were Firefox and Java (update). Anyway, sorry to hear there is no workaround, this means I am stopped from using Mesh until it's solved, because "syncing" something between my home computer and >nothing< doesn't help much.
    Tuesday, December 08, 2009 6:49 AM
  • I was happily using live mesh on my desktop computer, when one day it gave me the "Failed to start" error.  It was working fine on my other two laptops in the house, so I knew it was something dealing with my computer.  I went to mesh.com, removed it from the list, uninstalled it from my computer, and then tried reinstalling it.  It wouldn't install because of a network error.  This made me realize it was probably spyware.  Sure enough I did a scan and removed the spyware, and now it installed and is working fine.

    I hope this helps other people out there.

    Sunday, April 04, 2010 1:38 PM
  • What infection was found and removed, MrScience101? Thanks for sharing your experience, by the way.

    -steve


    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Monday, April 05, 2010 3:10 PM
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  • The same with me. One of my workstations "all of a sudden" stopped working. The others are (currently) working fine.

    After reading your message I tried running "Microsoft Security Essentials" to scan for viruses/spyware and it came up with nothing (albeit I just did a quick scan) with updated spyware profiles.

    Can you share any more details?

    Thanks!

    Monday, April 05, 2010 10:27 PM
  • ... I did a scan and removed the spyware, and now it installed and is working fine.

    I hope this helps other people out there.


    Like others, I've got a "clean" computer according to my antivirus and antispyware software, so I'd appreciate more info about the spyware you've removed..

    EDIT: Interesting enough, I've uninstalled Mesh ~3-4 months ago after repeated problems with not starting (ever). So I've gave it a shot just now, and it installed just fine, and is starting properly, without any cleanups or whatever. So if there is someone that had this problem a while ago, you should try again, perhaps a newer version of agent or something.. Good luck!

    • Edited by LuxZg Tuesday, April 06, 2010 6:15 AM more info
    Tuesday, April 06, 2010 5:53 AM
  • Actually after looking at the log I don't think it was spyware:

    4/4/2010-9:27:55 AM   Detected   2o7.net   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@2o7[2].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@2o7[2].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:27:55 AM   Detected   Ad.YieldManager.com Cookie   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:27:55 AM   Detected   adbrite.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@adbrite[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@adbrite[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:27:55 AM   Detected   apmebf.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@apmebf[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@apmebf[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:27:55 AM   Detected   AtlasDMT.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@atdmt[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@atdmt[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:27:55 AM   Detected   DoubleClick   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@doubleclick[2].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@doubleclick[2].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:27:55 AM   Detected   Mediaplex.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@mediaplex[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@mediaplex[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:27:55 AM   Detected   2o7.net   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@msnportal.112.2o7[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@msnportal.112.2o7[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:27:55 AM   Detected   nextag.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@nextag[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@nextag[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:27:55 AM   Detected   quantserve.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@quantserve[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@quantserve[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:27:55 AM   Detected   revsci.net   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@revsci[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@revsci[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:27:55 AM   Detected   liveperson.net   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@sales.liveperson[3].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@sales.liveperson[3].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:27:55 AM   Detected   liveperson.net   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@sales.liveperson[5].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@sales.liveperson[5].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:27:55 AM   Detected   netflame.cc   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@ssl-hints.netflame[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@ssl-hints.netflame[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:27:55 AM   Detected   ubi.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@ubi[2].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@ubi[2].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   2o7.net   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@2o7[2].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@2o7[2].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   2o7.net   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@msnportal.112.2o7[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@msnportal.112.2o7[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   2o7.net   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@2o7[2].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@2o7[2].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   2o7.net   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@msnportal.112.2o7[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@msnportal.112.2o7[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   Ad.YieldManager.com Cookie   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   Ad.YieldManager.com Cookie   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   adbrite.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@adbrite[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@adbrite[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   adbrite.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@adbrite[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@adbrite[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   apmebf.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@apmebf[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@apmebf[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   apmebf.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@apmebf[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@apmebf[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   AtlasDMT.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@atdmt[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@atdmt[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   AtlasDMT.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@atdmt[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@atdmt[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   DoubleClick   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@doubleclick[2].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@doubleclick[2].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   DoubleClick   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@doubleclick[2].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@doubleclick[2].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   liveperson.net   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@sales.liveperson[3].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@sales.liveperson[3].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   liveperson.net   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@sales.liveperson[5].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@sales.liveperson[5].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   liveperson.net   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@sales.liveperson[3].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@sales.liveperson[3].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   liveperson.net   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@sales.liveperson[5].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@sales.liveperson[5].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   Mediaplex.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@mediaplex[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@mediaplex[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   Mediaplex.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@mediaplex[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@mediaplex[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   netflame.cc   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@ssl-hints.netflame[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@ssl-hints.netflame[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   netflame.cc   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@ssl-hints.netflame[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@ssl-hints.netflame[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   nextag.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@nextag[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@nextag[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   nextag.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@nextag[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@nextag[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   quantserve.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@quantserve[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@quantserve[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   quantserve.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@quantserve[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@quantserve[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   revsci.net   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@revsci[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@revsci[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   revsci.net   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@revsci[1].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@revsci[1].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   ubi.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@ubi[2].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@ubi[2].txt" 
    4/4/2010-9:28:04 AM   Deleted   ubi.com   Tracking Cookie   Cookie "john@ubi[2].txt" File "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Cookies\john@ubi[2].txt" 

    Tuesday, April 06, 2010 3:48 PM
  • My original setup was I had my computer set up with a static IP address and DNS servers.  I also had several ports forwarded to the computer that had the problem.  I also had hamachi installed. 

    I got rid of the static ip address, and forwarded ports.  I also uninstalled hamachi.  I also ran a spyware scan.

    What I think did the trick was to log onto www.mesh.com and delete the problem computer.  I then uninstalled LiveMesh using add/remove programs.  I then restarted the computer.

    I logged into www.mesh.com again and added the problem computer.  It installed and started working just fine.

    Freaky and I don't know what I did, but it is working now.

    Tuesday, April 06, 2010 3:53 PM
  • So actually it could be anything from Hamachi, network settings, to bug in Mesh..

    I did uninstall Mesh, and today before installing it back I've deleted it from my network on mesh.com. Since previous reinstall trials were done 4 months ago, I don't really remember if I've tried removing it there before.. I've read at several places that this can sometimes help. So I've tried it, and it did the trick.

    Btw, I do have Hamachi on same computer, but haven't uninstalled it. It did update once or twice in those 4 months though.. What else? I've read a lot of people have problems with Windows Update communication, and especially in corporate networks (SMS/WSUS). My problematic computer was in corp network, and was getting updates from WSUS. So that could be a problem, but I haven't touched that, so I doubt it.

    @Jame Healy - Please try a simple step when you read this, go uninstall Mesh from local computer, and than go on Mesh.com and remove it there.. And than go and try to install it from Mesh.com directly. That's about only thing that MrScience and me did the same. Only that I've uninstalled and than removed from network, and MrScience first removed from network, than uninstalled.. but perhaps any combo works. And if that solves your problem, I sure hope a lot of other people will have the same luck.

    Tuesday, April 06, 2010 6:16 PM
  • Thanks for the update, MrScience101. Yes, a removal from the Mesh and a reinstall is often a good "hit it with a hammer" solution. It may have been some issue with Hamachi, but I don't think so. And, based on your log, there was no spyware, just tracking cookies.

    -steve


    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Tuesday, April 06, 2010 7:53 PM
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  • I had the same "failed to start" message yesterday (4/6/2010) on one, not both of my computers that have Mesh.   By experience, I immediately went to the same solution: delete from Mesh, uninstall, reinstall.   The result was 50+ unresolved conflicts, so the whole thing took at least an hour to sort out.  This seems to happen every 4-6 months or so.  A bit of a pain.
    Wednesday, April 07, 2010 12:51 PM
  • I've had it happen twice on two different machines in the time I've been using Live Mesh beta, which I am pretty sure has been about 2 years now. And, yes, it is a major pain when it happens.

    -steve


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