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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by fedster, Feb 2, 2003.

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  1. fedster

    fedster Thread Starter

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    Help, I am having problems opening links. For example when I was asked to avtivate my membership to thetechguy, I clicked on the link given and the page tried to open but did not. This also happens when I try to play online games such as Yahoo games and Pogo games. My OS is XPP, please help. Thanks

    Fedster
     
  2. $teve

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    welcome to T.S.G fedster.
    are you using any popupstoppers?check your firewall settings,some can be set to imediately close any windows which they think are poppups.
     
  3. fedster

    fedster Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I have norton internet security and verified that ad blocking is disabled. That's is the only pop up or ad blocking software I believe I have on my computer. Unless windows xp has one that I am unaware of. Any other suggestions?
     
  4. steamwiz

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    Hi fedster

    Go to tools\internet options\advanced - make sure "reuse windows for launching shortcuts" is ticked

    steam
     
  5. Del

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    So when you click on a link, nothing happens?
    If you copy the link into the Address bar, do you get to it that way?
     
  6. fedster

    fedster Thread Starter

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    Yes the reuse is checked.
    When I click to open another link, a page does open but it only shows the top bar, where the maximize, minimize and close buttons are. Nothing else happens, it really is like a window I can see through it to the main page.
     
  7. fedster

    fedster Thread Starter

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    I have not tried to copy the link to the address bar yet, I will do that now and let you know.
     
  8. Del

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    You might also try Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options
    Click the privacy tab and put it on low, click ok, close IE and reopen and try again.
     
  9. fedster

    fedster Thread Starter

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    Yes when I copy the link and place in the address bar it does work.
    I place the privacy level to low and it still does not work. I cannot even open the replies, I have to go to the thread to read the replies.
     
  10. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

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    Time for a MSIE rpeair/restore?

    John
     
  11. Del

    Del

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    Fedster,
    Try this:
    Go to Start > Run and type in the following:
    regsvr32 /i urlmon.dll
    Then click ok.
    This corrects some issues with opening web pages in new windows.
     
  12. fedster

    fedster Thread Starter

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    tried the "regsvr / i urlmon.dll" did not work.
    What's MSIE repair/resore?
     
  13. Del

    Del

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    Two things you can try now:

    Start > Run and type in "rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %windir%\Inf\ie.inf" without the quotes, then click ok, This runs the IE repair for XP.
    2nd:
    Start > Run and type in "sfc /scannow" without the quotes, then click ok, you'll see a black window flash on the screen.
     
  14. fedster

    fedster Thread Starter

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    Del, you are an absolute genius. I thank you, my kids and my wife thanks you. It works, it really works. Thanks for all the others who had great suggestions. :D
     
  15. Del

    Del

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    So glad I could help.
    Have a great night.
    Del
     
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