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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-30-2003, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Angry For some reason, links won't open!

if i click on a link that opens another window, it won't load! i don't know what the deal is, but it just started a few days ago. i can copy and paste the link in my browser, and it will load, but if i click it a window pops up, nothing happens. if i click on a link that doesn't bring up a separate window, everything works fine, it's only the ones that bring up a separate window. any ideas?

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-01-2003, 02:51 AM
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Sounds like you have some sort of pop up blocker installed / running in the background.

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stop trying to look at porn, i bet your parents put a block on your screenname : \
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Sounds like you have some sort of pop up blocker installed / running in the background.
i have pop-up stopper pro, but i shut it off, and it still does it.
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Check to make sure the process has actually stopped. Normally, hitting Exit should do it, but it may be stubborn (like WinAmp 3), and still have it's process running.

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i un-installed pop up stopper pro and restarted my computer, but it still won't open links. what else is there to do?

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You try updating IE yet? Or run a repair on it?

To run a repair, go to Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs, and find Microsoft Internet Explorer ... if it's not there, then it hasn't been udated yet. If it is there, click on it, and then the "Chang/Remove" button, and you'll get a screen with the options Add, Remove, and Repair.

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i did a repair, and that didn't work. i could update, but everytime i do, IE starts running like crap! by the way, i have IE 5.5, now.

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If you're running XP or ME, try a System Restore to before this started happening.

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i'm old school, man...i have windows 98 se.

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DOH! And since you can only go back a max of 5 days with a scanreg /restore ... you might be out of luck. If there's no pop-up software running, then you are looking at updating IE, or reinstalling. Maybe even uninstall IE, and go back to IE 4, if that's possible still.

And you might also try a different browser, Mozilla or Opera, or something like that.

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Try to right clcik and tell it too pen a new window...see what happens and report back to us.



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Try to right clcik and tell it too pen a new window...see what happens and report back to us.
it does the same thing as clicking the link.

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i downloaded and installed IE 6.0, but the links still won't open. i have zone alarm, and i shut it down, as well, but it didn't change anything.

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Cruz, you have to know how to fix this...help a brotha out!

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alright, this crap still isn't fixed, and i'm sick of having to copy/paste links into my browser because the damn links won't work. any ideas?

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try this from the start->run prompt or command line

explorer http://www.yahoo.com

see what that does. it should open up a new instance of internet explorer with yahoo loaded. does it not load at all? what exactly does it do?
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or try this

http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;q281679
i actually tried that stuff a while back, and it didn't work. when i get home, i'm going to try a few other things, and see what it does. it's sad, i've gotten so used to copying and pasting links, that i've almost forgot about it, but my wife hounds me about it all of the time...either way, i really need to fix that pos.

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i actually tried that stuff a while back, and it didn't work. when i get home, i'm going to try a few other things, and see what it does. it's sad, i've gotten so used to copying and pasting links, that i've almost forgot about it, but my wife hounds me about it all of the time...either way, i really need to fix that pos.

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try that registry cleaner prog. that texasdevildog posted up. maybe that'll clean up your registry. that might help
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I have a similar problem. I can't open links from AIM. It tells me the file name is invalid. Any suggestions there?
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post #23 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-03-2003, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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try this from the start->run prompt or command line

explorer http://www.yahoo.com

see what that does. it should open up a new instance of internet explorer with yahoo loaded. does it not load at all? what exactly does it do?
it opens yahoo, but it opens it in the current internet explorer window... i tried the program that texasdevildog posted and i tried all of the stuff on the microsoft webpage, that you posted, but nothing has fixed it as of yet.

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try this:

Press Start>>Run and type in sfc then hit OK; the System File Checker utility will open. Select the second option (Extract one file from installation disk), then, in the white field, enter oleaut32.dll. Press Start (in the SFC box...NOT the Windows Start button), and in the next window, where it says Restore From, enter either c:\windows\options\cabs or the path to the CD (depending on whether the installation files are on your hard drive), then press OK. Once it's done, you'll be prompted to reboot

or

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...S/mcrepair.EXE

install that

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read this it will give you more info

http://mall.eyo.com.au/tech-forum/po...87.html#401587
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read this it will give you more info

http://mall.eyo.com.au/tech-forum/po...87.html#401587
sweet, i did what they said in that link and replaced my oleaut.dll file, and it works great!!!! thanks man!!!

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sweet, i did what they said in that link and replaced my oleaut.dll file, and it works great!!!! thanks man!!!

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