My IBM Thinkpad 600E has W98 and IE5 has recently developed a quirk on some p/w-protected sites whereby when I am asked for my User ID and P/w, it just cycles me back to the same page again and I can never enter the actual site. EE is one site where this happens - I just get stuck at the EE Login Page. My IBM connects to the Net using ADSL. This problem only happens on some sites but when I ask their respective HelpDesks they are of course unable to help. Turning off the firewall and cookie busters does not fix the problem either.
However, my desktop which is connected via modem and also has W98 & IE5 does not encounter this problem - hence I am able to access EE and ask this question now.