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Desktop shortcuts and some links no longer work
« on: September 13, 2005, 07:21:34 PM »
Recently, I've noticed that none of my desktop shortcuts work as well as some links to the internet. I recently let my daughter install AIM on the computer and hate to tell her that I think AIM is causing this. I don't like AIM. It seems to want to take control of my computer.  Please help.
I am running XP Home and use IE.

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    Re: Desktop shortcuts and some links no longer wor
    « Reply #1 on: September 13, 2005, 07:31:41 PM »
    Well, this can be caused by a number of things... Do you have virus and Soyware protection? What are you using? Have you made any chnages to your system recently? Also, despite what you may think, AIM is not trying to take over your computer. The worst it does is give you a pop-up when you start it... What makes you say that it is taking over your computer? Also, this could be Internet explorer acting up... The botom line is, nobody likes IE... Switch browsers to Mozilla Firefox... You will be much happier  ;)  Download it here... http://www.mozilla.org/ ... Keep in touch...

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    Re: Desktop shortcuts and some links no longer wor
    « Reply #2 on: September 13, 2005, 07:51:04 PM »
    I ran Norton Antivirus, Spybot and Adaware. I had a few adwares, but nothing major. I haven't made any changes to my system. I hate AIM because it starts even after I went to the Start-up page (in msconfig) and opted for it NOT to turn on when I boot up my computer. It added an AOL toolbar (which I deleted). It changed my homepage to an AOL site (which I changed back). Although, most of that is probably my fault for not watching my daughter closer when she installed AIM. She probably just clicked "YES", "YES", "YES" everytime it aked her. LOL
    But I guess I'll try Firefox. I hear a lot of people like it.

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    Re: Desktop shortcuts and some links no longer wor
    « Reply #3 on: September 13, 2005, 08:09:42 PM »
    I just switched to Firefox and made it my default browser. All my links and shortcuts now work again.  :D

    So long Internet Explorer!   :P

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      Re: Desktop shortcuts and some links no longer wor
      « Reply #4 on: September 14, 2005, 02:23:33 AM »
      Are you able to open any site with IE
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      Re: Desktop shortcuts and some links no longer wor
      « Reply #5 on: September 14, 2005, 07:27:34 AM »
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      Recently, I've noticed that none of my desktop shortcuts work as well as some links to the internet. I recently let my daughter install AIM on the computer and hate to tell her that I think AIM is causing this. I don't like AIM. It seems to want to take control of my computer.  Please help.
      I am running XP Home and use IE.


      1. Start
      2. Settings
      3. Control Panel
      4. Internet Options
      5. Security tab
      6. Reset all security zones to Default

      And/or

      1. Start
      2. Settings
      3. Control Panel
      4. Internet Options
      5. Advanced
      6. Restore Defaults button.

      You may need to do the following as well

      1. Start
      2. Settings
      3. Control Panel
      4. Internet Options
      5. General tab
      6. Remove cookies, temporary files and history

      The following articles are related to repairing Internet Explorer.

      Troubleshooting Internet Explorer 6

      How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP

      Description of the Internet Explorer Repair Tool

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      I just switched to Firefox and made it my default browser. All my links and shortcuts now work again.  Cheesy
       
      So long Internet Explorer!   Tongue


      Rock on.

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        Re: Desktop shortcuts and some links no longer wor
        « Reply #6 on: September 14, 2005, 03:11:52 PM »
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        I just switched to Firefox and made it my default browser. All my links and shortcuts now work again.  :D

        So long Internet Explorer!   :P


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        Re: Desktop shortcuts and some links no longer wor
        « Reply #7 on: September 14, 2005, 05:26:49 PM »
        Thanks for the help. I will recommend this site to anyone I know that has a computer problem, or question.

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