Pidgin - Doesnt Open

André Restolho andrerestolho1 at
Sat May 25 06:32:10 EDT 2013

The only thing that changed was last night's windows update. UPDATE: pidgin opens but it takes like 10 min.

> Date: Sat, 25 May 2013 11:24:54 +0100
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> To: andrerestolho1 at
> CC: support at
> Subject: Re: Pidgin - Doesnt Open
> André Restolho wrote:
> > 
> > Last night pidgin was working properly, but as of this morning it just 
> > wont open. I use Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits. How can i solve this?
> The best way of finding a solution when something suddenly stops working 
> is to try to work out what has changed.
> As people often say that Pidgin failed to start, when it actually 
> started, but failed to connect to the instant messaging service, you 
> need to consider what may have happened in the local network, internet, 
> and the instant messaging service, as well as what may have happened on 
> your computer.
> Especially if there is a possibility of the instant message service 
> having changed, make sure that you are using the most recent version of 
> Pidgin.
> If this still doesn't give a clue to the problem, try to collect the 
> debugging information identified in 
>   Look over it for 
> clues as to what is going wrong.  If you still can't work out what the 
> problem is come back to this list with the details that you have found. 
>   N.B. this is a public mailing list, so be careful about any sensitive 
> information.
> With a report that it has just stopped working, there is really not much 
>   more anyone can do other than to tell you how to gather more 
> information, unless they have hands on access to your system.
> Regarding instant message service changes, it is possible that MSN could 
> be finally shut down at any time now.
> -- 
> David Woolley
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