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Sub files

by Washton / November 1, 2004 7:23 AM PST

When I am on a site and wish to navigate within that site such as clicking an invitation to "CLICK HERE"to change the page.Well ,nothing happens.
Please bear with me ,it difficult to explain. Can anyone help.

Running XP Home ..Pent.4

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Re: Sub files
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 1, 2004 10:42 AM PST
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Hmm, I'm not sure what you mean.

What does the heading "Sub files" have to do with clicking links in a web page?

Are you saying that when you visit a web site and see a link, that when you click the link, nothing happens?

Try this link below, then come back and say if you were transported to Google.com;

http://www.google.com


Mark

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Re: Sub files
by Washton / November 1, 2004 11:28 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Sub files

Sorry Mark,
Yes I should have said link.
That Google link did not work or transport me anywhere,Just did nothing.

Wally.

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Check the information in this forum
by Cursorcowboy / November 2, 2004 12:25 AM PST
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Re: Check the information in this forum
by Washton / November 2, 2004 3:17 AM PST

Hi Cursorcowboy,
What do I check?"LINK"doesnt work.

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Re: Check the information in this forum
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 2, 2004 3:40 AM PST

Washton,

Right click the blue word "link" in Cursor's post, and in the menu, choose, "Copy shortcut".

This will copy the shorcut hidden within the blue word to you clipboard.

Then, open up a new window in Internet Explorer, (IE), (3 ways to do this, 1) double click the IE icon on the desktop again, or 2) In the current IE window goto File > New and choose "Window", or with IE displayed, press the CTRL key and the N key together, CTRL+N).

With the new IE window open, right click the mouse inside the address bar, then select paste. Then press Enter. This will bring up the new page Cursor was talking about.

This is a workaround, to enable you to read Cursor's other thread, and you can use this method for the links in the new thread, and also in any web page you visit.

Hopefully Cursor's information will lead you to a solution.


Mark

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Re: Check the information in this forum
by Washton / November 2, 2004 8:29 PM PST

Thanks to all who contributed .IE FIX and xp disc fixed the problem. Wally

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Re: Check the information in this forum
by Washton / November 3, 2004 6:14 AM PST

With no intervention on my part it has reverted. Links again wont work. What didnt I do correctly?
Wally.

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Re: Check the information in this forum
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 3, 2004 6:35 AM PST

If it has returned so quickly I would suggest you have a virus on your system. I suspect that this is going to be a question of trying things, seeing if they work, and if not, trying something else. Possibly a long and boring process.

You should download, (if you haven't already got them);

AVG Antivirus - When installed, check for updates and scan your computer, and

Spybot Search and Destroy - When installed check for updates and scan your computer, and

Spywareblaster - When installed check for updates and use it to immunise Internet Explorer and any other browsers you have, and

Ad-Aware SE Personal - When installed, check for updates and then scan the computer.

ZoneAlarm firewall - Install.

If you have other products for AV and Firewall, eg Nortons Security Suite, and you don't want to go for the free AV or firewall above, make sure your products are up to date and you have scanned the computer.

When that is done, try the IEFix again, and if that doesn't work try the other Microsoft Knowledge Base fixes given in the other thread Cursor gave you.


Mark

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