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bluemeanie

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I recently began receiving this message everytime I try to open up IE 7.

Cannot find 'file:///C:/Program%20Files/AOL%20Toolbar/Welcome.html'. Make sure the path or Internet address is correct.


I'm not really sure why I began getting this message. Everything was fine yesterday. IE opens up, but my homepage does not open. It remains blank. I have Windows Vista Home Premium and would appreciate a solution.
Thanx-------:eek:
 
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it seems that "AOL Toolbar" is causing the problem. Try disabling it, or, if it is not needed, uninstall it altogether.
 
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OK in IE go to Tools>Toolbars
and then Uncheck anything AOL. Restart IE and see if the error message is gone.
 
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Better yet, go Tools>Internet Options>Advanced tab, and click "Reset" button.
Restart computer.
 

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I tried that, it didn't work:(. The first time I opened IE after I did that, it was fine, but the next time I got the same message.
 

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Do you use AOL at all? Could you simply uninstall the AOL toolbar?

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bluemeanie

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Do you use AOL at all? Could you simply uninstall the AOL toolbar?

Peace...
Like I said, I can't find it. I don't think I ever used it before, but even if I did, I can't find it, so I don't think it's even there.
 

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The instructions above were to remove the toolbar from IE *itself*. Do you have ANY AOL software installed at all? Can you look in the "Add/Remove" programs list to see what AOL components are listed?

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This forums thread has a similar issue and may help
Yep, sounds like resetting the home page in IE will do the trick. I'm not sure why editing the registry was necessary since I believe the home page setting can be accessed through Internet Options.

Thanks for the link! (y)

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bluemeanie

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Thanx for all your help, but still having the same problem.
Resetting wont work, I tried that already. The first time I open IE, it works, but after the first time it says the same message.
 

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Ok, do this:

  1. Reset IE as described above
  2. Open IE
  3. While IE is open, go to Tools, Internet Options
  4. Change the home page to something like http://www.yahoo.com/
  5. Save the changes and close IE
  6. Start IE, see if the problem goes away
Peace...
 

bluemeanie

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I just tried that, nope :( . I also tried some of the other suggestions in the other thread as well and no luck.
 

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Have you tried scanning your system for viruses and malware?

Peace...
 
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