WIndows 7 machine and IE8

Hi there,
On all my windows 7 machines I cannot go to 'http://www.hotmail.com'.  THe error windows pops up and says IE has stopped working.  Help plz
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amanzoorNetwork infrastructure AdminAsked:
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rockiroadsCommented:
what does the error say?

might be worth doing the following

1. check for windows updates
2. check your addons - does it run without addons? eg Click on Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and click Internet Explorer no Add-ons.
3. try a reinstall so first uninstall eg http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700/en-us then download ie8 and install again
4. depending on the error - run antimalware and virus scans (eg malwarebytes)
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argh226Commented:
Basic but have you tried to re-initialize IE internet settings?
Tools - option - advanced tab - click on reinitialize?
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ken2421Commented:
Try working this:   http://support.microsoft.com/gp/pc_ie_intro

I suspect it is your adonns.


Ken
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dufydCommented:
Try flushing dns

open a command prompt(type cmd on the search)
open as administrator
type ipconfig /flushdns

see if that helps.

you might also want to clear the temp data on ie and retry.
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jcimarronCommented:
amanzoor--I copied the hotmail address you gave using right click| Copy Shortcut.  It copied as http://www.hotmail.com'/  .
When I try to access http://www.hotmail.com'/, I am told "Page cannot be displayed".
Are you including the single quote mark and slash after that address as shown?   Delete them.
But are you sure that is the correct address for Hotmail?
When I try http://www.hotmail.com (no quote marks or slash) I am redirected to http://sn119w.snt119.mail.live.com/default.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0
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argh226Commented:
Are you able to ping it ?
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rockiroadsCommented:
do you have any other browsers installed like firefox? if so give it a try
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ken2421Commented:
JC
This is because you had hotmail and do not have windows live accounts. Win 7 and IE8 use mail.live.com. Sign up. It is looking at your config and redirecting you. Known undocumented FEATURE.

Ken
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amanzoorNetwork infrastructure AdminAuthor Commented:
There was something in my main windows 7 image profile.  I made another fresh profile in windows 7 for the user and I was able to visit hotmail.com.
Thanks
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argh226Commented:
Well, at least you made it.
Grat!
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