RE: My hotmail won't open



don.b
07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
"Andy" wrote:

> Ok I've fixed it :-) :-) :-) hallelujah
>
> I found the answer in this group:
>
> 1. Make a new user in windows.
> 2. Make them an administrator.
> 3. Log in as new user.
> 4. go to regedit
> 5. export the key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft windows
> \currentversion\intenetsettings to a file in root of C: or somewhere
> you can easily get to it from explorer when logged on as problem user
> 6. log back in as problem user
> 7. make sure IE isn't running
> 8. go to regedit
> 9. delete same key then close regedit
> 10. find .reg file where you saved it
> 11. double click to apply it to registry
> 12. retry hotmail!!!
>
> This should restore the default for the whole of the above key.
> I didn't actually create a new user but copied the key from an existing
> user for whom the problem didn't exist. I am guessing the above is actually
> a better way to do it. You may still need to alter the setting for 'allow
> active content in files to run on this computer' in the advanced internet
> options...
>
> Warning messing with the reg can seriously bang your pc
>
> Andy <bob@bob.com> wrote in news:Xns963C62EDBD406andy@207.46.248.16:
>
> > =?Utf-8?B?cmFpbmJvdyByb3Nl?= <rainbow rose@discussions.microsoft.com>
> > wrote in news:0793594F-4420-412B-9CDB-E82FBDC521DB@microsoft.com:
> >
> > I have this problem as well. Am trying to fix it now. Have reset all
> > IE settings and it persists. Have reinstalled sp2, and it broke the pc
> > completely - wouldn't start up with crash loop. Restored from Acronis
> > Image (thank god) and have started to try to fix again. Will post
> > answer when (if) I find it
> >
> > Andy
> >
> >> I have already tried www.hotmail.com the server is not down there is
> >> a problem somewhere I have tried everything I can think of it goes to
> >> open then says done but there is only a blank screen there
> >>
> >> "BAR" wrote:
> >>
> >>> try www.hotmail.com
> >>>
> >>> if it won't open then the server is down!
> >>>
> >>> "rainbow rose" wrote:
> >>>
> >>> > The msn messenger will open but the hotmail won't
> >>
> >
> >
>
> I, too, have this non-connection-thing going on...MSN Install claims 'No Connection'...as well. MSN hotmail site shows 'Server busy blahblahblah... but connection is possible thru Firefox, the long way around, with some delay. But machine's hotkey won't (fully) bring up hotmail.


RE: My hotmail won't open