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when I click on a link or windows update nothing happens. I have to reboot in order for them to work. I would be grateful for any help in solving this minor annoyance. thank you
 
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Here is a link to a support article for when links in your email does work. There may be something in there that may help you: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q177/0/54.asp
Kleinkramer posted:

To start with, do some cleaning: Shut down Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.
Go to Control Panel/Internet, and clear your temporary Internet Files.
Now click on Settings/show files, and delete your cookies.
Or, if you're running IE 6.0, delete your cookies on the Privacy tab.
Also clear your History.
Now go to the Advanced tab, and click Restore Defaults.
And go to the Security tab, and click restore defaults there as well.
Now first try setting IE5 as your default browser. Go to IE tools/internet options/programs and turn on the check box for IE to check if it is the default browser. Shut down and restart IE. When it asks to be default browser, say yes. This is absolutely vital if your hyperlinks are to work.

Also have a look at this MS article: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q177/0/54.asp
It appears to refer to OE, but it's relevant all the same.

It's also advisable to run IE Repair, if you have it available.It often repairs these file asssociations: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q194177

You could also try registering the concerning dll's:

Go to Start/run, and run the following commands one after the other, eath line followed by 'enter':

regsvr32 shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 urlmon.dll
regsvr32 comcat.dll
regsvr32 actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 Shell32.dll
regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll

Run each line individually. After each run, you should see a short message stating the command was successful.
 

brindle

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Cowboy when I click on your links nothing happens, that is the problem
 
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Hi brindle

Have you tried "right click" - "open in new window"

What o\s are you using

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my os is 98se and I didn't know anything about right clicking then open in new window...the only way I have been able to temp. fix the problem is to reboot and I have done that so for now all is okay. will try your suggestion next time. thank you
 
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