file type executables. i.e...double-click Excel file type, XP knows to use EXCEL. Not sure what the hyperlink problem is.
and life goes on...
I have a dual core AMD 64 bit processor with 2GB of memory. My operating system is Windows XP Pro. A problem has recently surfaced, where if I click on a hyperlink in an email message such as PC Magazine tip of the day link, it takes forever (4-5 minutes) to open. However, it I open IE and copy and paste in the link, it opens right away. The same is true if I find, for instances, and Excel file in Windows Explorer and double click on the file or right click and select ?open with?, this too takes forever. It?s as if the system is searching every file in every folder on every drive to find the application executable file. But if I open the application first, in this example, Excel and select the file it opens right away. I have created short cuts of frequently accessed Excel files on the desktop, and executing these short cut exhibits delaying the same problem. This problem is not limited to just IE and Excel, but all office applications files. Can you tell me what has happened?