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Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by omgsoup, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

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    when i open an email (say a forum update from ntfs.org), and it gives me a link, and i click on it, IE opens up, but there's no address in the address bar. also when like WMP9 is like "click here to update" it'll open IE, but with no address in the address bar. how can i fix this?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If you get no other ideas you could try doing a repair of IE.
     
  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Moved to Applications
     
  4. Waldo

    Waldo Guest

    There is an MS knowledge base article with the fix for this, deals with having to register a url.dll file but I cannot remember the name of the file.
     
  5. allan

    allan Guest

    See if this helps:

    Start
    Run
    type: regsvr32 urlmon.dll
    enter
     
  6. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

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    hmm, it said it was successful, but i've just done it and am now too lazy to restart. i'll report back when i do.
     
  7. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Hi BenQuilter,

    If you mean I.E. is opening blank empty windows, try this

    Run the following commands from start/run. Run each line individually. After each run, you should see a short message stating the command was successful. The first command is the one most likely to work.

    regsvr32 Urlmon.dll
    regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
    regsvr32 Shell32.dll
    regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
    regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
    regsvr32 Mshtml.dll


    I dont think you need to restart your computer, just close and re-open I.E.

    Hope this helps you
     
  8. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

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    hmm, i did all of those command lines, and they all worked, and then i closed IE and it still didn't work. i'll try a repair of IE
     
  9. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

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    hmm, i fixed it. it might've had something to do with me going into the thing that SP1 added where you can choose your default browser, email, etc, and i specifically chose IE, and not "default browser" and then i clicked a link and it worked. or maybe i did something wrong w/ the cmd lines and they started working. who knows?
     
  10. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    What does the 'regsvr32' do?
     
  11. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    When you run the command it checks that you have the correct version for your system, and they are correctly registered, after each command you should get a short message stating the command was successful.

    Alan
     
  12. yoyo

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    You can use the Regsvr32 tool (Regsvr32.exe) to register and unregister object linking and embedding (OLE) controls such as dynamic-link library (DLL) or ActiveX Controls (OCX) files that are self-registerable. This may be necessary to troubleshoot some issues with Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or other programs.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;249873