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Clicking URL not working

I'm running Windows ME and have posted this in Win ME forum but they couldn't solve it.

When I click a hyperlink from within a web page, i.e. a link to pbase from within the Nikon Talk forum, all I get is a medium sized transparent frame, the clicked on URL does not show in the address bar of the resulting frame.

The action goes no farther no matter how long I wait.

I have no pop-up blocker running except the one that Google provides . . . deactivating that has no effect.

Your help will be appreciated.


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You already tried the Repair IE

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I had already done these . . .

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Maybe I haven't been providing enough info. I apologize if this is true.

My computer is a P4, 1.6g CPU, 512m ram and a 40g drive 50% free.

This started when clicking on a URL from within my email and newsgroup programs produced no results.

Someone suggested eliminating any existing pop-up blocker. The only one that was active was the one provided by Google. I deactivated that and then got results when clicking URLs from witin above mentioned programs.

But then the current proplem showed up. For example when I clicked on the URL you provided I got a new medium sized IE window which actually captures a portion of the underlying window. The address line in the new window was blank . . . normally the address you provided would have shown in the address line.

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Try looking in the Internet Options/Advanced tab

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to see if you have 'show friendly urls' checked. Then go to Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View and make sure there is a check mark in 'show complete path'.

See if this makes a different once you click Apply, then click "like current folder, and OK. The changes should take effect immediately.


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Thanks for staying with me, Toni . . .

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I am assuming 'show friendly urls' should be checked.

In Folder Options/View the wording is somewhad different but I'm sure this is the correct in my computer - "Display the full path in the address bar" and there is another "Display path in title bar"

Tried all the combinations and the problem still exists.

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Content Advisor

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could be your culprit if it's been turned on without your knowledge or by accident. Try this....


If you have forgotten the Content Advisor password or if you want to disable it completely after a password has been entered, you can delete it by browsing to this folder in regedit.exe (remember to backup your registry first):

Go to Start\RUN, type REGEDIT and then click the plus marks in front of the following:


Now click the word RATINGS and select the icon called Key in the right-hand pane and press delete. Close Regedit.

Open Internet Explorer and click Tools/Internet Options, Content tab, click Disable. When prompted for a password, don't enter anything, just click OK. This will disable Content Advisor.



For that particular Content Advisor issue, this is the solution:

You get this message in Internet Explorer:

Content Advisor configuration information is missing. Someone may have tried to tamper with it. You may wish to check the Content Advisor settings.
Once you click on the OK button, the Internet Explorer can no longer bring up any web sites.

This happens when the ratings system has been enabled and the ratings.pol file is missing or damaged.

To fix this, do the following:

1) Exit out of Internet Explorer.

2) Go to the Start button, Programs, Windows Explorer. Go to the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM folder. Look for the file named Ratings.pol and rename it to Ratings.old.

NOTE: You might need to set Windows Explorer to view all files. To do this, go to the View pulldown menu, click on Options, click on the View tab, select Show All Files, and click the OK button.
3) Double click on the Internet icon to open Internet Explorer.
4) Click on the View pulldown menu, click on Options, click on the Security tab.

5) If the button in the Content Advisor area says "Disable Ratings" click on it and enter the Supervisor password (if you DO NOT have a password, just click on the OK button without entering a password). The button should now read "Enable Ratings."

6) Click on the OK button. Close out of Internet Explorer and restart it by double clicking on the Internet icon. You should now be able to bring up web sites.

NOTE: Uninstalling and reinstalling Internet Explorer does not resolve this problem.


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