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Windows 2000 - Why the heck is that happening??

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by wenpeek, Feb 6, 2005.

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  1. wenpeek

    wenpeek Thread Starter

    Oct 14, 2004
    I'm not sure if it's a Windows 2000 or and IE 6 issue but whenever I'm in an email (for example) and I click on a link to take me elsewhere this box that looks like a type of document icon with a big red "X" in it and nothing happens. It just started doing this yesterday and I haven't made any changes or updates since last weekend. I can usually get around it by right clicking and selecting open new window and it opens just fine. It also happens when I'm in different websites (not one in particular). Any ideas what is causing this and how I can get it to stop. It's very irritating!! :mad:
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Hi wenpeek

    So when you click on a link in an email message a window comes up with a big red X?
    Instead of a browser? More like a pop-up?
    Are you using Outlook Express as your default messaging program?

    In Internet Options > Programs tab,
    Remove, if there, the checkmark for Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser
    click on the Reset Web Settings button.
    Apply, OK, to save and close.

    If the above does not correct it,

    With all windows closed:
    Start > Run
    Key in:
    regsvr32 urlmon.dll

    When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded" message, click OK.
    If that does not resolve the problem repeat the steps with the following .dlls.

    regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
    regsvr32 Msjava.dll
    regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
    regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
    regsvr32 Mshtml.dll
    regsvr32 Browseui.dll
    regsvr32 Shell32.dll (Windows XP and Windows 2000 only)

    Let us know what happens.
  3. wenpeek

    wenpeek Thread Starter

    Oct 14, 2004
    No, it's not even a window that opens up. It's more like a little icon about one inch squared and it just pops up then goes away. Then nothing happens. It doesn't take me to the link but I can still continue with everything else, it just won't open the link without right clicking and selecting open in a new window.
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