Music store freezes

Hello all!
I am getting increasingly frustrated with the music store. At times it works well, I can purchase and download music, burn to CD, move songs back and forth off of my nano, update podcasts, no issue at all.
And then there are days like today when I go to open the music store and the access bar almost makes it across and then it stops. I can't access the music store. Period. I can do everything else in iTunes, I just cannot access the music store. It's like that portion of the software freezes.
If I restart my computer it usually works, but tonight I had to restart three times and still never got in.
I am connected to the internet - cable 24/7 access.
Any suggestions?
Thanks.
Dell Latitude D400   Windows XP Pro   Norton Antivirus

It could be anything stopping it from loading. Do you get any error messages when this happens? Usually the main things that stop access to the music store is firewalls, antivirus suites, ROuters, and internet triffic.
Try disabling firewalls and antivirus when you can't get thru and see if you can after disabling them. It could also be your ISP causing it. Most cabel setups you share with the whole neighborhood. could be just the houses on your street, could be the whole section of the city you live in. If you only get these problems at night, Id say its due to the heavy triffic from everyone being on it.

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