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Must click twice on links-often get Page cannot be displayed

by Jordan Skylar / August 18, 2007 8:54 PM PDT

I'm using Windows XP Media Edition with SP2. Also use IE 6.

Starting about 3-4 weeks ago, I must click twice on most links to get the link to work. This had happened just for Yahoo games, but now it's for most links.

My home page is and it often is not displayed when I start my PC or use the Home icon. I get the message "The page cannot be displayed."

The only thing I remember changing about a month ago was an Internet option to display graphics instead of getting the boxes with the red X's.

Also, now any advertising on a web page always says "The page cannot be displayed." and nothing else is shown, except for a long error explanation.

What have I done and what can I do. Thanks.


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Have a look at
by eddie11013 / August 19, 2007 12:28 AM PDT
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by Jordan Skylar / August 19, 2007 2:55 PM PDT
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I'm reading those posts. If nothing helps, I'll post back here.


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What about . . .
by Cursorcowboy / August 20, 2007 12:15 AM PDT

"Macromedia's Shockwave Player" which allows you to view interactive web content like games, business presentations, entertainment and advertisements (just what the Web needs - more ways to view ads!). The package includes both Shockwave and Flash Players and is a stand alone installation. You can download the file to install at a later date or use it to reinstall the player on a fresh version of Windows. The single download package makes it much easier to troubleshoot problems and you don't have to go through the active download process each time you need to install the player.

According to a Macromedia security bulletins, Shockwave Player fixes security problems. They say that critical vulnerabilities have been identified that could allow an attacker who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities to take control of the affected system. Adobe categorises this as a critical update and recommends affected users update to version

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