Particularly when you've changed versions of your browser, or when the URL changes on a website, you'll need to create new shortcuts.. Do new ones work? And if they don't, if you visit the same website using standard Bookmarks or Favorites within the browser, does that work correctly?
More importantly, since Service Pack 3 includes a number of fixes to the operating system, why doesn't this computer have SP3 installed? Heck, Service Pack 2 on Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft.. This alone could be part of the issue.
Hope this helps.
I am running AOL 9.6 on a Win XP SP2 desktop. Does anyone out there know why Internet Shortcuts (ie those referencing a web site, rather than an internal system program) would have stopped working on my computer? (Internet Shortcuts can be created and placed on the desktop by right-clicking on any web page you're on, and then choosing 'create a shortcut' etc etc, --and they work well.)They have been working well for me for a long time.
I did recently download & install a new copy of IE8 (for other reasons), and I'm wondering if some setting(s)or preference(s) somewhere in IE8 may have gotten changed or dropped ?? Or maybe there's a setting somewhere in Windows or perhaps AOL that needs to be changed ?
Anyway, would appreciate any suggestions anyone may have on this.
Dan D. in NJ