Error Code: C101A1FA
By on January 2nd, 2011


Issue: Problem in downloading content/email/apps etc. apprantely caused by Windows Live sign-in.


  • Your Windows Live Hotmail mailbox or Calendar may not be fully provisioned. (rovisioning is the process of preparing and equipping a network to allow it to provide services to its users.
  • You haven’t agreed to the latest Windows Live Terms of Service.  
  • Windows Live is experiencing a temporary service outage.


  • On your computer, go to the Windows Live Hotmail/Windows Live Calendar/, and complete the signing in by accepting the new Terms of Service and any other prompted steps. 
  • On your phone, go to  Start, flick left to the App list, tap Settings, and then tap Email & Accounts. Tap Windows Live and re-enter your username and password information. Tap Done
  • If none of these steps fix the problem, try again later. You may be experiencing a temporary service outage.

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Author: Abhishek Baxi
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