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    no link

    I hope this is a simple question, although I've been having OS problems so I won't be surprise if it is.

    In my OE mail, when I click on a link sent to me, it GOES NO WHERE!!! This is out of the blue (unless it is related to my OS problems) Is there a SIMPLE setting somewhere that I can "reset" the function back. Oh and about the OS problem, short of resinstalling the XP, I've tried the repair function and still find problems showing up each day.

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    Have you tried this? Internet Options, Advanced, Restore Defaults. Give it a try.

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    Just did that - nothing

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    Try this:

    Q. When I receive an e-mail message with a highlighted link, I can no longer click on it and go to the site. This just started, so I guess something has gotten corrupted. Internet Explorer works fine, and I can send and receive. I have Windows XP.

    A. This is most likely the result of installing one of the Internet Explorer-Outlook Express security updates. If this is the case, you may need to hold the Ctrl key while clicking the URL to open the link.

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    Try this

    In IE,go to tools > options.On the programs tab make sure there is a check in Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser.And then hit apply.

    Now go to Start > Run, and type in regsvr32 urlmon.dll ,hit enter or OK.

    Now try to open a link in OE.

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    Conan, Reverend

    Tried holding down Ctrl - didn't work

    Did regsvr32 urlmon.dll and got a "succeed" response - still didn't work

    arrghh!!!

    Thanks, anymore ideas?

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    Have you got any other browser or mail programs installed ?
    Or have you recently uninstalled any other browser or mail programs?.

    You could try re-installing XP SP1a.
    Last edited by Reverend; August 20th, 2003 at 22:32 PM.

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    My OE link ability is workin now. I think that doing the regsvr32 urlmon.dll worked but only after I reboot. Either that or something else I did. Thanks. By the way, I didn't install any other email program or browser. Also in the IE TOOL OPTION PROGRAM tab there is not a check in the box( Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser) after I did what Reverend suggested and reboot. Not sure what happened but it's working so thanks.

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    When you ran regsvr32 urlmon.dll did you have IE & OE open?

    I forgot to mention in my earlier post that you should close both programs before running that command.

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    I had the same problem at work a couple of months ago. That in a sea of other problems, all related to registry. Fixed re-installing the OS since too many problems (I wrote about them)
    But I found it to be a problem with IE. I never tried to troubleshoot it thought

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