Hi Wayne, I'm Mary and I'll do my best to advise you on your Hotmail issue.
Actually, I should say it isn't YOUR
Hotmail issue, exactly. For more than a week Hotmail has been having some severe service disruptions.
Customers have sometimes been unable to access the site, have had their logins and/or passwords rejected or, if they were able to get into their mail account, were not able to do anything.
Why is it only affecting one of your accounts and not the other? Likely because those two accounts "live" on different Hotmail servers. One server could be doing fine while the other is throwing a tantrum.
This site [click here
] will let you see the real-time status of what's happening with Hotmail. Only if it shows their service is up and running should you suspect that the problem is on your end.
Unfortunately, there isn't anything you can do on your end except wait it out.