Hotmail has been going under the planned maintenance on its servers, So you might face some problem accessing your hotmail. Some of the problems that I am facing are like
1. Asking to enter password for multiple times
2. When i type in the address http:// hotmail.com in the address bar and enter than I get a message “The requested URL could not be retrieved”. Sometimes it loads the page but once I enter the password and username it throws the message “The requested URL could not be retrieved”, i.e. the connection timed out.
3. Some time I am able to log in but I get the same problem while sending or opening a message.
Following are some of the solutions recommended by Microsoft,.