I've spent a while looking into this and have complied a few registry changes for you to try. I recommend trying this simple approach to backing up the registry before we start:
1. Click Start
and type in "regedit
" (no quotes).
2. Next, click the File
3. Select a location from the resulting box and give your backup registry a
name. Something like: Regbackup 01-22-2006.
<-- I just put todays date.
Just a quick note: by default, Windows backs up the registry when you shut down your machine. The above is probably best used for those (like myself) who are editing registry settings, such as we are about to do!
Then open notepad and and copy and paste next bold in it:
(don't forget to copy and paste REGEDIT4)REGEDIT 4
Save this as "fix.reg" Choose to save as *all files and place it on your desktop.
It should look like this:
Doubleclick on it and when it asks you if you want to merge the contents to the registry, click yes/ok.
Reboot and open your Internet Explorer.
Try and open Hotmail and let me know what happens.