I seem to be on this helpsite more often than any other lately. I recently had a problem with logging on to certain websites including MSN Hotmail, ebay and MSN Messenger which was solved by downloading and using Mozilla Firefox.
However, Messenger remains unavailable. I am informed that signing in the MSN Messenger failed because the service is temporarily unavailable and yet this has persisted for about a week. It advises me to please try later and gives the error code 800b0001. The only help that MSN ever offer, of course, are those absurd FAQs that have never once solved a problem of mine in many, many years of computing.