1. The article [Q154036] describes the step-by-step procedure for troubleshooting problems with Active Content in IE such as ActiveX scripts, ActiveX controls, and Java programs when you are unable to load a particular Web page.
2. When you attempt to view a Web page by clicking an Internet shortcut on the Favorites menu, double-clicking an Internet shortcut which may not load (do nothing) or may open a blank separate page, this can occur if the "Internet Shortcut file association" is incorrect, [Q175306]:
3. Reinstall Internet Explorer itself not Windows, [Q318378] or [Q194177].
4. The article [Q177054] explains that when you double-click an Internet shortcut in a Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail message, your Web browser may not start or may not connect to the Web page. The issues are explained in this article as well as the troubleshooting procedures.
5. This behavior may occur if the (Default) value setting for registry keys are pointing to an invalid location for the Urlmon.dll file, [Q281679].
6. The article [Q300443] and suggested reading states that when an attempt is made to execute a link from an e-mail message that contains the <tmeta http-equiv="refresh"...> HTML tag, the redirection does not occur. This article discusses the reasons as well as procedures for troubleshooting the problem.
7. Supplemental reading:
a. "A New Internet Explorer Window Does Not Always Open When You Click Hyperlinks (Q272415)."
b. "OLEXP: How to Configure Outlook Express to Open Links in E-mail Messages in a New Browser Window (Q256953)."
c. "Send To" and E-mail Links Do Not Work Using Outlook Express as Default (Q30609."
After installing Mozilla and making it my default browswer, I suddenly became unable to click on links in Outlook Express. I reassigned IE as default browser, uninstalled Mozilla and the links are still only opening an empty IE browser window. Any thoughts?