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Old December 24th, 2005
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Default Limewire fails to initialize

Hello....I have recently upgraded my antivirus/firewall software from Compurter Associates. I also upgraded Limeware to the newest version but the BASIC package. Now when I double-click on the icon, I get the following error message and the program shuts down.

LimeWire was unable to initialize and start. This is usually due to a firewall program blocking LimeWire's access to the internet or loopback connections on the local machine. Please allow LimeWire access to the internet and restart LimeWire.

I followed every step that I was able to find within LimeWire's steps but still unable to get program to start.

Please advise.

Thanks.

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That is the same problems I am having as well! It has always worked before now I get that message. I have turned off all firewalls, the XP firewall and the notron firewall. I don't even know what a loopback is! Can anyone shine light on this problem? Thanks.
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If you have both XP & Norton firewalls then disable XP FW but configure Norton to allow LW full access; * Configuring Norton Internet Security

r8rfan1010 should see this: Did you configure your firewall so it allows LW full access (advisable not to have 2 active firewalls b/c they can interfere with each other); Firewall configuration instructions (click on link)

Can you both tell us what are your Modem & router brand name & model numbers? I suspect this is the major issue here. Your connection devices have NAT firewalls & either need UPnP activated or else, need to be manually port forwarded. We need to know what you're using before we can advise more about it.

Also consider doing steps #1 & 2 only here: Fixes for Limewire
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Well like I stated both firewalls are off so I don't see how turning on norton and keeping xp off will help. Any how my routers are linksys and quest.
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Having Norton FW activated will help protect you. You shouldn't run without a firewall.

Make sure your Linksys device has UPnP activated. See example here as yours should be similar: Linksys UPnP setting (click on link)

Then go to LW's menu bar, Tools>Options>Advanced>Firewalls & make sure UPnP is checked. Once all that's done you should be fine.

At least, I'm guessing your quest device is a simple modem right? If it's a router then please supply model number.
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Where is the Norton firewall located? My computer came with a short subscription but I when I open Norton all I see is the auto protect options thing.
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OnlyAhomo, please. I only came as a last resort to figure out the problem I had with my Limewire. I don't want to wind up like the other ***** who come here everyday like yourself just to read posts. I wanted my answer so I made as many posts as needed to figure out what to do. In the end it was pointless these message boards aren't really a help so I'm done. Have fun responding because I wont come back
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just down loaded new version of LW. i can only get one green bar in bottom left hand corner and cant down load crap. but i can still get to web pages through the LW program. If one works, shouldn't the other. please help, in desperate need of new music.
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just down loaded new version of LW. i can only get one green bar in bottom left hand corner and cant down load crap...
System details - help us to help you (click on blue link). Try removing the firewall rule you have for LW in your software firewall, then re-adding it. Firewalls such as Norton require this to be done.
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Thank you so much for the all of the posts.. I have been trying everything I read and I finally got connected.........YEAH!!!!!!!!!http://www.gnutellaforums.com/images...irokrotima.gif http://www.gnutellaforums.com/images/smilies/yahoo.gif http://www.gnutellaforums.com/images/smilies/aweof.gif http://www.gnutellaforums.com/images...es/biggrin.gif http://www.gnutellaforums.com/images/smilies/super.gif
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