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fedster

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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
 
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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.
 

fedster

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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?
 
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Hi fedster

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

steam
 

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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?
 

fedster

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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.
 

fedster

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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.
 

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.
 

fedster

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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.
 

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Time for a MSIE rpeair/restore?

John
 

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.
 

fedster

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

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.
 

fedster

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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
 
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