1. The article [Q154036] describes the step-by-step procedure for troubleshooting problems with Active Content in IE such as ActiveX scripts, ActiveX controls, and Java programs when you are unable to load a particular Web page.
2. When you attempt to view a Web page by clicking an Internet shortcut on the Favorites menu, double-clicking an Internet shortcut which may not load (do nothing) or may open a blank separate page, this can occur if the "Internet Shortcut file association" is incorrect, [Q175306]:
3. Reinstall Internet Explorer itself not Windows, [Q318378] or [Q194177].
4. The article [Q177054] explains that when you double-click an Internet shortcut in a Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail message, your Web browser may not start or may not connect to the Web page. The issues are explained in this article as well as the troubleshooting procedures.
5. This behavior may occur if the (Default) value setting for registry keys are pointing to an invalid location for the Urlmon.dll file, [Q281679].
6. The article [Q300443] and suggested reading states that when an attempt is made to execute a link from an e-mail message that contains the <tmeta http-equiv="refresh"...> HTML tag, the redirection does not occur. This article discusses the reasons as well as procedures for troubleshooting the problem.
7. Supplemental reading:
a. "A New Internet Explorer Window Does Not Always Open When You Click Hyperlinks (Q272415)."
b. "OLEXP: How to Configure Outlook Express to Open Links in E-mail Messages in a New Browser Window (Q256953)."
c. "Send To" and E-mail Links Do Not Work Using Outlook Express as Default (Q306098)."
8. Ad blocking using either "Norton Internet Security or Norton Personal Firewall".
a. Blocks ads made with Macromedia Flash
a. Prevent sites from opening specified pop-up or pop-under ad windows
c. Blocks ads by preventing your Web browser from displaying specific HTML strings
d. Does not block text-based or script-based advertisements
9. You can also receive an education concerning the use of "Norton" at this link.
10. This "Symantic" article explains what happens when NIS or NPF has been configured to block scripts, ActiveX controls, Java applets, referral information, or advertisements, and gives help instructions.
11. This "Symantic" article explains that you cannot see a specific Web page or some parts of a Web page when Ad Blocking is enabled, and gives help instructions.
12. This "Error: "Missing file: 'C:\ . . . \DotNetInstaller.exe' cannot access a necessary file . . ." after running WinDoctor."
I have a problem with IE 6 not recognizing some hypertext links and timing out. If I cut and paste the web address, the page is usually found, however buttons taking you to a new page are a problem. I can therefore not access Hotmail past the login screen. I have tried changing to Netscape and Mozilla and the problem persists. I have Java loaded but cannot tell what the problem is.
Grateful for any help