Hotmail access. . .

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by pjchappy, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. pjchappy

    pjchappy OSNN Addict

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    What would cause an inability to access my Hotmail account via HTTP from my home. I have no problem accessing it at school. As a result, the only way I have been able to access it at home is through Outlook.

    Anyways, I am on a wireless network. My PC is wireless; the other PC is directly plugged into the router. Neither computer can access the site. .. it basically sayswebpage not found. I have just recently (2 days ago) completely reformatted my PC. I had had several problems, including the inability to access my Hotmail account.

    Thanks,

    p
     
  2. pjchappy

    pjchappy OSNN Addict

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    Huh?

    Any other clues??? Anyone????

    thanks,

    p
     
  3. pappcam

    pappcam Guest

    Could we get that guy to change his name?
     
  4. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    delete the hosts file. basically the hosts file is where your computer stores DNS information. i have had to do this before. go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
     
  5. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    It's not a good choice for a this forum is it?
     
  6. Nedreplan

    Nedreplan Guest

    I agree!!...there are so many other, more suitable names...that is just .... sick.....:huh:
     
  7. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    Agreed.
     
  8. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Brad,

    You stole my response!!!!
     
  9. pjchappy

    pjchappy OSNN Addict

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    no file. . .

    I didn't see that file. . .

    any other ideas. . .???

    p
     
  10. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Re: no file. . .

    are you using XP?
     
  11. pjchappy

    pjchappy OSNN Addict

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    of course!! :)

    I am using XP Pro. . .just completely reformatted 2 days ago. . .then, downloaded all the pre-SP1 updates, then SP1, etc. . .

    I misread your post. . .I didn't see the C at the end of ET. . .

    I deleted 'hosts' and it still doesn't work. . .

    Any other ideas???

    p
     
  12. pjchappy

    pjchappy OSNN Addict

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    wireless. . .???

    Could my Linksys wireless connection (I have DSL) have anything to do w/ it???

    If not, what else could be doing this??

    Hotmail is the only thing I am having troubles w/. . .

    thanks,

    p
     
  13. pjchappy

    pjchappy OSNN Addict

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    any clues???

    I'm desperate here. . . . any clues???


    p
     
  14. jw50

    jw50 OSNN Senior Addict

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    A couple of basic questions:

    Can you access other website with no problem?

    How are you trying to get to hotmail?

    Do you have Windows Messenger setup to check your hotmail account and have you tried getting there from messenger?

    Providing as much detail as possible about what you have tried and how you tried it will significantly increase the probability that someone can help you with the problem.