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Internet Shortcuts On Desktop Open The Printer [?]

by suzieqcrafts / August 14, 2007 1:35 AM PDT

Hello All I run XP w/SP2 on a Dell Inspiron B130 Laptop. I have used this laptop well over a year with only basic problems. The other day I went to click on a shortcut to a website I frequent; instead a page comes up asking if I want to print. Now this is very strange to me. I am usually pretty good at getting to the root of some computer ills. This is "out there in left field" so to speak. Is anyone up to this challenge? My stem restore is non-functional so that's not an option.I had thought of inserting my XP install CD to use the repair option; is this possible? Thank you for your time.

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Re: internet shortcuts start printing
by Kees Bakker / August 14, 2007 5:42 AM PDT

1. Have a look in the properties of the shortcut (right click) to see if anything is unusual.
2. In the config panel, go into Folder options and tell us what the Open properties of URL:Hypertext Transfer Protocol are

Kees

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Re: internet shortcuts start printing
by suzieqcrafts / August 14, 2007 12:34 PM PDT

Hi Kees, Thanks for your interest in helping me out. I went into config and the "open with" read NONE. It's ironic, yet when I right click the shorcut I have an option of "erase with secure-delete"; a program I no longer have. After I click on that I get the "open with" option and I choose Internet Exploror and the shortcut functions properly. If no resolve can be found, this roundabout way will serve a purpose. I.m still researching. If you have any further input, it would be appreciated. Thanks. Rick, Dawna & Suzie Q

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With me ...
by Kees Bakker / August 14, 2007 5:40 PM PDT

the open action is "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome with a dde message "%1",,-1,0,,,, application IExplore and subject WWWOpen_URL.

Sounds like free IEFIX would fix this issue: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm
Worth a try.


Kees

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Re: internet shortcuts start printing
by Tufenuf / August 14, 2007 11:46 PM PDT
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Thanks For All Of The Suggestions
by suzieqcrafts / August 29, 2007 7:07 AM PDT

I did not want to forget to show my appreciation for the input with my dilemma. While researching, I stumbled upon a program that RoadRunner has called RR Medic. That, along with a couple of Microsoft updates, all is peaceful in computerland---for the moment. Happy Thanks.

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