I will provide steps for your issues. For error code 8004888d, the following conditions may apply:
This problem occurs if the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) libraries are corrupted.

Please try the following steps in the order they appear to help resolve this issue:

1. Reregister the SSL security libraries.
To reregister each file in the following list, click Start, click Run, type the command, and then click OK.

REGSVR32 softpub.dll
REGSVR32 wintrust.dll
REGSVR32 initpki.dll --------
Please note, when I typed this one in I did not recieve confirmation like all the others just the hour glass but it still works
REGSVR32 Rsaenh.dll
REGSVR32 Mssip32.dll
REGSVR32 Cryptdlg.dll
REGSVR32 Dssenh.dll
REGSVR32 Gpkcsp.dll
REGSVR32 Slbcsp.dll
REGSVR32 Sccbase.dll

2. After each command runs successfully, you will receive a "DllRegisterServer succeeded" message.
Wait until you receive this message before you run the next command

3. Restart the computer.

4. Try to sign in to Windows Live Messenger again.

Good luck


Re: Windows live messenger error code 8004888d


it didnt do anything

and i tried re-installing msn live,

Tongue Tied

have any other ideas

Re: Windows live messenger error code 8004888d


Try this:

Go to Start Menu-Run

Type in: regedit

Say OK


Plus sign Software

Plus sign Policies

Plus sign Microsoft

Plus sign System Certificates

Plus sign of Trusted Publisher

You will see a "safer key folder"

Delete that folder


Try to re-login to Windows Messenger.

Hope this helps, it worked here.


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Thank you Steve, this has been driving me MAD. All except Cryptdig.dllI suceeded but I carried on and it worked for me.

Thanks again, BFGHOB, (Big Fat Grey Haired Old Bugger)

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Thanks! Stevejph1 you are a "GENIUS", WORKS GREAT!!

Re: Windows live messenger error code 8004888d


If this doesn't work try:

Windows 2000, Windows XP & Windows 2003 ONLY

Type "gpedit.msc" ENTER
Click + by Computer Configuration
Click + by Windows Settings
Click + by Security Settings
Click + by Software Restriction Policies
Click + by Trusted Publishers
For "Allow the following users to select trusted
publishers," the default is "End users."
If you do not have this at all, this does not apply.
This is typically the activeX error or the 0x800b0004

Or -- go to:

Good Luck!

Re: Windows live messenger error code 8004888d


a thousand thank you's to Steve, i did the steps you gave above and can now go on my messenger again.

the only one that didnt work was the Cryptdig, it said not found. but hey you got me up and running again.

grateful thanks Steve. JCBB

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Thanks! Your advice helped me bring my friends MSN back to life again :-)

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To Stevejph1

Just want to say a VERY BIG THANK YOU, my partner has been trying to resolve this problem for a couple of days now. I did what you suggested and it worked straight away! THANK YOU