Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1
I'm having trouble with my home page MSN loading correctly.
There are sites that you can use to see if sites are down:
Down For Everyone Or Just Me -> Check if your website is down or up?
This one is more comprehensive and has some tips and complaints in comments:
Msn.com - Is MSN Down Right Now?
To check Microsoft's status:
https://service status.live.com/Microsoft Services
This Bloggers' site deals mainly with sites that are down and if it is a corrupted msn cookie in your browser and what he says is true about the landing page this could be a reoccurring problem unless you have your browser set to check web pages and update them.
Open Internet Explorer; Go to Tools >Internet Options >General Tab >Browsing history settings >Choose either one of the settings under Check for newer versions of stored pages, but don't check never >OK, Apply your way out.
What's happening here is every time msn tries to fix the issue with the landing page it won't match the cookie you have stored in your browser the next time you go to visit. And you will get a hang unless you have the browser set to check. Its not infallible, but the setting should help.
Monday, March 4, 2013
MSN.com Not Working In Internet Explorer
Since the beginning of March, many internet users have been unable to successfully load the MSN.com homepage into their browsers. Although many of the reported issues have come from Internet Explorer users, the problem extends to Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other browser types.
Please note, that this appears to be an issue with the code on the MSN.com landing page
, and does not necessarily mean that anything is wrong with your computer.
There are a few different things that a user can try to either fix the problem or work around it.
Source: Free PC Services: MSN.com Not Working In Internet Explorer
The first part of the fix is pretty straight forward with deleting the History, Cookies and Temporary Files,
if you decide to go on to manually check for any leftover msn cookies its easier than what Scott
Once you finish step #2 in finding the cookies manually an Explorer window will open, in the upper right corner there is a search box that will say Search Temporary Internet Files
, type msn into that box, and the search will automatically start.
If there are any cookies that relate to the msn site delete all that is found, you can either do them individually or highlight the first one, press the shift key and highlight the last, in either case right click within the highlight to open the context menu, then left click on delete.
Test the msn page.
workaround is a re-direct that should also send you to the msn page, it did for me.
What you could try is save the re-direct near where you save your main msn favorite and the next time your main refuses to load, try the re-direct and see if it works.