Im getting very frustrated with this and am starting to think its not machine specific but maybe Gateway/router specific.
the reason I say that is becuase I cannot acces the site using Firefox or IE but I CAN if I take the same machine where it just failed and VPN into my office network.
the really odd part is that there are other machines on my network at home that CAN access hotmail...
On the system that is failing, I've gone through the fixes listed in the other threads pertaining to this problem :
deleted offline files and cookies,
verified Linksys gateway settings.
used the Hotmail Login Fixer (http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread13938.html#post104213
but nothing has seemed to work for me.
Anyone up to the challenge of solving this challenging problem?