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Links between OE and IE not working

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by rabbitwarren, Feb 3, 2005.

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  1. rabbitwarren

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    Help, getting very frustrated. When I receive an email with a link to a website and I click on it, nothing happens as such, OE seems to attempt to access IE but then nothing happens. Noticed there was another question similar to this one but I tried everything in the replies for that one and they didn't work.

    It was working one day and then not the next. I tried to download updates for the OE & the IE but everything is either saying that I have a newer version or I have to have IE6 and OE6 and according to my about that is what I have. Go figure. I don't seem to be able to reinstall OE or IE because the disc tells me I have a newer version.

    I have not downoaded any new browsers, IE is default browser, and nothing seems to be working. I have rung Microsoft support and they were about as useful as tits on a bull, I have also rung my ISP and they couldn't help either.

    You are my last resort before I reformat my hard drive and reinstall everything.
     
  2. rbltech

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    an easy workaround is to just copy and paste the link to your browser.
     
  3. dugq

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    Close all programs

    Click on Start>Run, key in the following and press enter

    regsvr32 urlmon.dll

    Click on OK when you receive the completion message.

    If that doesn't resolve it, try the same command with the following files

    Shdocvw.dll
    Msjava.dll
    Actxprxy.dll
    Oleaut32.dll
    Mshtml.dll
    Browseui.dll
    Shell32.dll (win 2k an xp only)


    Also try running this program http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm

    What OS are you using?
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    There have been several instances where the previous tip using regsrv32 does not solve the problem with hyperlinks not working.
    In this case try:

    Open Internet Explorer
    Go to Tools / Internet Options
    Click on the Programs tab
    Click on the Reset Web Settings button
     
  5. rabbitwarren

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    I tried running the things that you said from another question by someone else who was having the same probs and they didn't work. At the moment I am copying and pasting the links but that doesn't work when it says click here and doesn't give me the link so I can copy it.

    Tried resetting the internet tools>programs tab and that did nothing, now it is not even seem to be attempting to access IE.

    Is there anything else I can try before I reformat the hard drive and start all over again. Not really keen on reformatting.
     
  6. rabbitwarren

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    I am running Windows XP Home
     
  7. sekirt

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    Does that mean you ran IEFix?

    Check your settings here
    Go to my computer, view/folder options/file types (or control panel, folder options depending on your operating system.

    Scroll down to the URL:Hypertext Transfer Protocols, click edit twice and make sure the following is in the application used to perform action box:

    "C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\iexplore.exe" -nohome

    The same applies for URL:Gopher

    DDE should be set to: "%1",,-1,0,,,,
    Application should say: IExplore
    DDE application not running should be blank
    Topic should be: WWW_OpenURL

    sekirt
     
  8. rabbitwarren

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    Just ran IEFix and nothing happened, still having probs. Checked URL thingy, and the boxes all say what they should say.
     
  9. sekirt

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    Try reinstalling IE6/OE6....this article tells you how. Toward the bottom of the page, under this heading Edit the registry and install Internet Explorer 6:

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=318378

    sekirt
     
  10. rabbitwarren

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    I think that is what is happening at the moment. Its doing a Windows File Protection scan at the moment and I had to insert my disk so I think it is trying to reinstall IE/OE. ??????
     
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  12. rabbitwarren

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    I didn't get any messages saying that there was a problem with the files and it automatically went to the page you suggested, problem has not been resolved.
     
  13. sekirt

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    It's unclear from your posts if you actually reinstalled IE. Did you edit your registry to allow reinstalling?

    sekirt
     
  14. rabbitwarren

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    I thought it was reinstalling IE but I don't think it did, I think it only did a scan from when I ran sfc scan. I'm not really sure on how to edit the registry. Going to 'How to reinstall or repair IE' now.
     
  15. rabbitwarren

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    I went to the site and am trying to do what they tell me (Locate the appropriate registry subkey, right-click the IsInstalled (REG_DWORD) value, and then click Modify.) but I don't seem to be able to find this.
     
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