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Problems with msn/hotmail/other email on my computer...

right, my computer seems to be currently borked, it wont let me sign on to msn, and when i have tried accessing hotmail, it lets me tye in my address/password then when i hit enter it gives me a page not available, and when i have tried to get onto my uni email, it gives me the same thing when i try and get to the logon page

any ideas whats wrong and how to fix it?

David

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The same thing is happing to me' date=' its bloody annoying!! I can sign onto msn, but it won't let me on to hotmail. grrrrr![/quote']

ah, msn wont let me on either, as soon as i click connect it gives me the window asking if i want to troubleshoot...

i will try and see if it works any better in firefox (which my brother uses)

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had the same problem, it's something to do with firewalls, get mozilla. it's a) better and means you don't have to have a million explorer windows open at the bottom because of the tabs system and b) means msn will work no worries.

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had the same problem' date=' it's something to do with firewalls, get mozilla. it's a) better and means you don't have to have a million explorer windows open at the bottom because of the tabs system and b) means msn will work no worries.[/quote']

i tried in firefox with no luck, msn dosent run in a browser either though

anyone able to tell me exactly how i check the sp2 firewall? though i dont think it would be that, as i dont think sp2 was recently installed (if it was installed it would have been done via the automatic installer, which would have installed it a long time ago when it was new)

the other idea my friend has is that i have a virus/worm which means it will have gotten past norton so that wont be able to find it, anyone able to point me in the direction of a decent free viruschecker i can check the computer with?

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there is no firewall option on the control panel... (sp2 should have been installed ages ago though)

i tried downloading avg antivirus software, ran it and found nothing, but the software needs the virus database updated, problem being when i go to update it, it wont connect (same as msn)

anyone know if i can download the update patch seperately, then update avg?

David

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there is no firewall option on the control panel... (sp2 should have been installed ages ago though)

i tried downloading avg antivirus software' date=' ran it and found nothing, but the software needs the virus database updated, problem being when i go to update it, it wont connect (same as msn)

anyone know if i can download the update patch seperately, then update avg?

David[/quote']

right click my computer then select properties - from there it should tell you you have Windows XP, and underneath the service pack revision you have..

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right click my computer then select properties - from there it should tell you you have Windows XP' date=' and underneath the service pack revision you have..[/quote']

windows xp, service pack 1

so its not the firewall thats killing it...

i have tried updating and running avg virus checker, adaware and spybot, which did come up with a couple of things, but nothing that fixed the computer

any other ideas?

David

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