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Unknown Error #201958 10/07/08 03:13 PM
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Hello,

I am using a Vista limited account and I am unable to use mIRC. Every time I try to connect, I get:

[11:10:20AM] * Connecting to <network> (6667)
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[11:10:20AM] * Unable to connect to server (Unknown Error)

It does this for every network I try. Right now I am forced to use PJIRC (which I hate). I still get this error after having mIRC reinstalled. I was wondering if there was a problem with Vista and the account being limited (connects fine on the admin account), and if there is any way to fix this.

Thanks

Re: Unknown Error [Re: Scootz] #202082 14/07/08 01:54 AM
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Hiya Scootz i think maybe youre right so why not just amke it an admin account?



OK... nvm how bout uhh nvm it wont work just wait for some other people to answer wink

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Re: Unknown Error [Re: Scootz] #202087 14/07/08 03:38 AM
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Permission errors, I'd guess. Where did you install mIRC to when running it from the non admin account? Is your mirc.ini located in program files\?

Type //echo -a $mircdir in mIRC and paste the results here.


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Re: Unknown Error [Re: argv0] #202108 15/07/08 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted By: argv0
Permission errors, I'd guess. Where did you install mIRC to when running it from the non admin account? Is your mirc.ini located in program files\?

Type //echo -a $mircdir in mIRC and paste the results here.


I get:

C:\Users\<myname>\AppData\Roaming\mIRC\

Although I can run mIRC from C:\Program Files\mIRC

ETA: On mIRC v6.31 and v6.3, I get Connection Refused rather than Unknown Error.

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Re: Unknown Error [Re: Scootz] #202113 15/07/08 03:22 AM
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What's the server you're trying to connect to?


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Re: Unknown Error [Re: Scootz] #202114 15/07/08 05:02 AM
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irc.gamesurge.net, but I've tried others and get the same result.

Re: Unknown Error [Re: Scootz] #202115 15/07/08 06:01 AM
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Do you have windows firewall blocking anything in the limited account?


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Re: Unknown Error [Re: Scootz] #202120 15/07/08 01:05 PM
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The firewall has it allowed.

Re: Unknown Error [Re: Scootz] #202137 16/07/08 06:13 AM
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got a router blocking it?

Re: Unknown Error [Re: Scootz] #202164 16/07/08 03:12 PM
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Nope.

I'm pretty sure I found the reason. mIRC only connects when parental controls are disabled.

Unless there's a way to fix this I guess I'm out of luck. smirk

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An administrator should be able to allow mirc for you ... if that's not the reason in the first place (they deliberately blocked you)


I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person. wink
Re: Unknown Error [Re: Scootz] #202177 16/07/08 09:29 PM
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mIRC is allowed on the controls. It only works when Parental Controls are completely disabled.

Re: Unknown Error [Re: Scootz] #202211 17/07/08 08:15 PM
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You're right. I can reproduce this with parental controls on. I guess the bug report related to this issue should be followed up on.

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