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by minsdad / March 23, 2008 10:25 AM PDT

I am using Vista Home Premium.
When I receive an email in Windows Mail that contains a URL I cannot go to the specified address.
I receive the following message: "X followed by the URL then Application not found".
Basically I cannot click on a URL contained in an email and go to that Page. I could, but now I cannot.
I do not remember doing anything that would cause this to happen.

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What software do you use regularly?
by Grimbles / March 23, 2008 10:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows Mail

Hey Minsdad - What cleaning/maintenance software do you have installed that you use regularly? e.g. CCleaner?
I have had this problem myself with Vista Home Premium but as yet have not identified the culprit.......A 'system restore' has fixed it for me in the past....have you tried that yet???


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Yes I do use CCleaner
by minsdad / March 23, 2008 11:56 AM PDT

G'Day JIMBO - Yes I do use CCleaner.
Will try a system restore.
Although I've been putting up with this for a while now.
Not sure just how far to go back?
Any suggestions?
Thanks Mate Happy

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by Grimbles / March 24, 2008 7:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes I do use CCleaner

Hey Minsdad, G'day to you too........I have a feeling that CCleaner may be the culprit, no proof but since I stopped using it the problem has not resurfaced.
How far you go back with a system restore depends on how long you have been experiencing the problem. Rule of thumb, I try to not go back too far (all the updates are a pain in the b*tt).....Pick a restore point dated before the time you think the problem first started...if that doesn't do it 'undo' the restore and then select an older restore point and try again.
Hope that works for you.
BTW: Are you an Ozzie? Where are you?

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by minsdad / March 26, 2008 2:50 PM PDT
In reply to: G'day

Yes mate I'm an Aussie.
I come from Lake Macquarie (about 150 kms north of Sydney on the East coast of OZ)
Sorry about the delay in answering, but I've been away for a few days.
I've just deleted CCleaner. So, I'll try the System Restore.
thanks Mate.

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Hey Mimsdad
by Grimbles / March 27, 2008 7:01 AM PDT
In reply to: G'day JIMBO

Oh, I wouldn't have deleted CCleaner until it was identified absolutely as the culprit, I kept it on just never ran it.....never mind, easy enough to put it back on later.
What browser do you use? I've had some problems with Firefox in Vista Premium....just got an update to which included some changes to dll's.....if you have been using Firefox it may have been the culprit....see what happens when you get updated to the latest version.
I know Lake Macquarie really well, my wife and I lived in Blackalls Park near Toronto for almost 20 years.....still got a lot of friends in the area as well as relos. We are now retired to sunny Queensland (Bundaberg)...and loving it!

cheers mate....JIMBO

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