popgeoff 09:07 05 Dec 2007

For some months I have been using IE 7 to open with with no problem. Yesterday when I clicked on IE7 I got the message "unable to access this site" with the usual suggestions. I am running XP SP2 on desktop and Vista HP on laptop where the same thing has happened. I can get, MyMSN and any other site I need. Is there a problem with MSN or is it me?
Thanks in advance for advice

  birdface 10:21 05 Dec 2007

Probably your Firewall blocking it,What A/V and Firewall do you have.

  MAJ 10:22 05 Dec 2007

Try http: // click here

  birdface 10:26 05 Dec 2007

Yes for some reason I copied it and pasted it on the top address bar and it shows as click here Its never done that before,I presume they must have changed it.

  popgeoff 10:31 05 Dec 2007

Buteman, I have Norton A/V and McAfee Firewall on desktop. Norton A/V and firewall on laptop. Haven't had any problems for months until yesterday.
MAJ I tried but still no luck!

  birdface 10:48 05 Dec 2007

When I try in the top address bar It just opens Google.So maybe something wrong just now.Hope that does not come up as a click here.

  birdface 10:54 05 Dec 2007

This from another thread,Maybe try some of those,But notice the fix at the here Now I could only access Msn with the address that Maj shows.Norton looks like it may be the problem as you have it on both computers,It is usually a Firewall problem but with that click here it was his A/V

  birdface 11:06 05 Dec 2007

Yes it looks like they have changed the address,Went into Messenger,Clicked on take me to home page.And it is the same as Maj has.So maybe your Firewall or a/v has blocked the new address.

  MAJ 11:15 05 Dec 2007

Or maybe your HOSTS file has blocked it. If you're using XP, go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc and open your Hosts file in Notepad. Look for an entry that might look like this: http: // or this http: //www.

and delete that/those entries, resave the HOST file and try again.

Note the HOST file has no extension, it's just "HOSTS", not HOSTS.MVP

  birdface 11:18 05 Dec 2007

Ok Popgeof tried it your way and just put and got it no bother.Now I saved it to my favorites and it works ok from there.So that may be your answer until you solve the problem.

  birdface 11:29 05 Dec 2007

Oops boobed again,That does not give you the UK version,It is the US version.Must be something down on the UK version just now.

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