Can't access hotmail

  Axii9 16:05 23 Dec 2004

Can't access hotmail. No other problems. It has been a few days trying at various times. I can get to the login in page but no further.


  *Silver*Hawk* 16:07 23 Dec 2004

what happens?

  Axii9 16:14 23 Dec 2004

Well, basically nothing. The page is titally blank.

  *Silver*Hawk* 16:56 23 Dec 2004

try a different browser

  Axii9 17:00 23 Dec 2004

I have tried both IE and Mozilla Firfox, which is my regular browser. Same.

  *Silver*Hawk* 17:19 23 Dec 2004

try disabling a firewall if you have one. Just briefly though.

  Stuartli 17:36 23 Dec 2004

If you read the Mozilla FAQs you will find the reason in the case of Thunderbird:

click here

  Madpad_001 17:48 23 Dec 2004

I have had this problem before, all I did was clear the history, run adware/spy bot.

The problem was I had some adware that redirected me to another site each time I logged to hotmail, but clearing the history etc worked a treat, so good luck.

  Axii9 15:36 24 Dec 2004

I tried the above advice. Still nowt. I was able to access it fine via the hotmail site whilst using Moxilla before. It suddenly just stopped working.

I have Ad-aware, Spy Sweeper, Norton. All updated and have run checks. I even ran stinger. No joy.

I can't think what it could be. Maybe something other than a bug?

  VoG II 15:42 24 Dec 2004

Try running CleanUp! click here

Click the Options button and ensure it is set to delete cookies.

  VoG II 15:44 24 Dec 2004

But before you do that, use Windows Explorer to navigate to


and look for a file called HOSTS (no file extension). If you find it, right click it and rename it to hosts.txt, restart PC.

If you have a version of Windows earlier than 2000 the file would be in C:\windows

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