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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by NikkiAnn, Jan 4, 2003.

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  1. NikkiAnn

    NikkiAnn Thread Starter

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    For some reason, IE6 is suddenly not allowing me to open any links that have been targeted to a new window.

    I read a previous thread on this problem, where the window was opening by the site not loading - I carried out all the suggestions there but no luck.

    My problem is slightly different though, as the window will not open at all... it is as if I never clicked a link in the first place.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi NikkiAnn. Welcome to the board.

    First, what version of Windows and of Internet Explorer are you running.

    For IE, please go to IE > Help > About IE to see the Version info.

    Also, as to the steps you tried already, what forum thread are youy referring to exactly?
     
  3. NikkiAnn

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    I'm using IE6 (sorry, I forgot to add that, oops).

    The thread I read was here I think, I found it through a search engine... (I hope that link worked, if not the thread was called 'Links will not open in new window')
     
  4. TonyKlein

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    Providing you're running Windows 98, try this

    Go to Start/run, and type SFC.
    Choose 'Extract One File From Installation Disk'.
    Type oleaut32.dll, not worrying about its location. Then, click Start.

    Next to 'Restore From', type in or browse for the file’s location, which is probably in the Win98 folder of your installation CD-ROM (typically D:\Win98), or in your Windows\Options\Cabs folder, as the case may be.

    Then, next to 'Save File In', enter C:\Windows\System, and click OK. System File Checker looks for the file, saves it as you requested, and then tells you that 'the file has been successfully extracted'.

    Reboot, and tell us whether that solves your problem.
    It should.

    Cheers,
     
  5. NikkiAnn

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    I tried what you mentioned; I also redownloaded IE6 but it's still not working. I'm using Windows XP which is why I couldn't follow your instructions. Thanks for your help anyway.
     
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    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    I did all that, and although it seemed to go just fine the problem isn't actually solved.

    I'm sensing something has gone terribly wrong with my poor computer ;)
     
  8. TonyKlein

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    Are you sure you're not running an application that blocks popups that might cause this to happen?
     
  9. NikkiAnn

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    Positive.

    The only thing that I think it could possibly be is the fact that we upgraded XP a few nights ago... that's the only thing that's been different.

    Do you think this could have anything to do with it?
     
  10. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Not normally, no. Installing the Service Pack will replace IE by IE 6.0 SP1, so you should have a brand new browser.

    If it started after upgrading XP, you might want to uninstall the Service Pack, and see whether the problem still occurs.
     
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    i'm registered here now because i googled this problem. Thanks TonyKlein for fixing my problem three years after you've posted your first run of help. it was very annoying! (my problem)

    you're the best ;) and thanks very much again.
     
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