View Full Version : How to fix- MSN unavailable device missing 4255555555

Apr 13, 2010, 11:44 AM
When I try to connect to the internet, I can get to MSN home page. Once I try to go to another site, Iget there, but nothing happens. I click again and it says windows not responding. Connection manager shows - MSN unavailable- Device missing 4255555555. Using Windows XP Pro. Happened suddenly.

Apr 13, 2010, 06:39 PM
Found this somewhere and seemed to help resolve the problem

The MSN Connection manager is installed when you start to install MSN Explorer -- Was that the setup wizard you started (has a butterfly icon) rather than MSN Messenger (has an icon of two people)? MSN Explorer is included with XP; MSN Messenger you would have had to download.

The missing device will be displayed if you don't have a dial up modem.

You can right click the Connection Manager and delete it.

To uninstall MSN Explorer, go to Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs. Check if you see MSN there (will be here if updated from the version included with XP).
If not there, click Add/Remove Windows Components, scroll down to MSN Explorer. If checked, uncheck it.

Jul 5, 2012, 01:56 PM
I unchecked the box but I still don't see it