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Quinones01

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 - Microsoft Operating System with Windows 7. I want to know how can I get AOL to start immediately after I click the 'Internet Explorer' icon. I only get a white screen when the internet page open and then I have to type the AOL address on the internet bar in order to view AOL.
 

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Are you using Internet Explorer 8?

Open Internet Explorer
Go up top to Tools > then click on Internet Options
Under the General tab, you will see Homepage
"To create home page tabs, type each address on its own line"
Put in http://www.aol.com/
Then click Apply, then OK

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Navigate to the webpage you would like to set as the home page.
Click the arrow to the right of the Home button , and then click Add or Change Home Page.
In the Add or Change Home Page dialog box, do one of the following:
To make the current webpage your only home page, click Use this webpage as your only home page.
To start a home page tab set or to add the current webpage to your set of home page tabs, click Add this webpage to your home page tabs.
To replace your existing home page or home page tab set with the webpages you currently have open, click Use the current tab set as your home page. This option will only be available if you have more than one tab open in Internet Explorer.
Click Yes to save your changes.
 

Quinones01

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I did everything you instructed me to do but I still can't get AOL to start right away when I click on the Internet explorer.
 

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Also, when I click on the Internet Explorer icon I get a message that says; "Cannot find 'file: ///C:/Program%20Files/AOL%20Toolbar/Welcome.html. Make sure the path or Internet Address is correct." Did you think this is the problem?. I have to click on this message twice in order to get to the internet page, white screen.
 

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Try this first:

Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type:

regsvr32 urlmon.dll

Click OK, and then click OK again when you receive the following message:
DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded.

Try launching IE again.

If this doesn't help, try the next step:

Start Notepad.
Copy the following information, paste it into the text editor, and then save the file as Skiprunonce.reg:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]

"RunOnceHasShown"=dword:00000001

"RunOnceComplete"=dword:00000001
Exit Notepad.
Double click the Skiprunonce.reg file that you created.

When you run the Skiprunonce.reg file, you will receive the following message:

Are you sure you want to add the information in path of .reg file to the registry? Click Yes.

Then you will receive the following message: Information in path of .reg file has been successfully entered into the registry.

Relaunch IE and see if that fixed it.
 

Quinones01

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Don't remember. I also have two grown-ups in the house who like to be in the computer and they might did uninstall the toolbar.
 

Quinones01

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I also did the first part of your last message but it didn't work either. I don't know what NOTEPAD you are referring to, or how to open it.
 

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Open IE. Go to "Tools" then click "Manage Add-Ons"

Is the AOL Toolbar listed on the right?
 
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