Microsoft says Live log-in problem resolved

The software maker is vague on what caused the daylong problems, but a representative assured News.com that Windows Server 2008 is not to blame.

LOS ANGELES--After a day of problems , Microsoft says its Windows Live log-in issues are now a thing of the past.

Although a large number of Windows Live servers are running on Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 , which is due to be launched Wednesday, a representative said the problem is not a glitch with the new operating system.

"We can say with certainty that Windows Server did not contribute to this incident," Windows Live Product Manager Samantha McManus said in a statement to CNET News.com.

Microsoft was far less detailed when it comes to what the problem actually was.

"This issue appears to have been related to an unexpected event which caused device overload and failure," McManus said.

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