From a newsgroup post: "This message is harmless. It means an application asked to be notified when you are on or offline and then didn't respond when told."
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From another post: "One cause for this message to appear is Messenger not being allowed to connect when you're online. The solution is to turn off Windows Messenger to start automatically with Windows and uncheck "Allow this program to run in the background" (under Windows Messenger Options/Preferences).
To Disable MSN Messenger Four things to do.:
Messenger, tools menu, Options uncheck the item for start at windows start.
Messenger, tools menu, Options uncheck the item for run in background.
OE, Tools menu, Options, uncheck run Messenger at startup.
Disable or don't open the 'contacts' pane in IE, and OE (OE, View menu, "customize toolbar", uncheck 'contacts bar')
(with XP Pro) Go to start/run, and type gpedit.msc open local computer policy/user configuration/administrative templates/ windows components/windows messenger doubleclick the 'do not allow windows messenger to be run' enable Note: This setting is available under both Computer Configuration and User Configuration. If both are present, the Computer Configuration version of this setting takes precedence.
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(The COM+ Event System General Functionality) provides a very generic method of troubleshooting this message, regardless of the error code reported in the event description.
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Error code 80004001
is the most common ones but other codes have been reported so the troubleshooting suggestions should only be applied if the error code matches the one reported in your case. The meaning of the error code may provide additional clues in troubleshooting this issue:
Error code 80070005
= "Access denied"
Error code 80010105
= "Server exception"
Error code 80070534
= "No mapping between the account names and security ID was done"