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Windows 7: Can't open links with Windows 7

18 Jun 2011   #1
Jack1933

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Can't open links with Windows 7

I can't get many links to open. If there is a link in an email, it won't open, I just get a blank screen. This also occurs if I am on a web page with a link and this fails also. I do not get any kind of an error message. I get no indication that anything is happening, as an example in the header I do not see the little working donut going around and around. If I get a link in email, I copy it and insert in the RUN box on the desktop. If I paste it in the header of the page, it still does not work.

Any help would sure be appreciated!!


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18 Jun 2011   #2
BriceH

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums, Jack1933. Have you tried opening links or using the address bar in any web browsers other than Internet Explorer? If not, then I suggest that you try setting Firefox or Chrome as your default browser and trying again.

Hope this helps.
-Brice
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18 Jun 2011   #3
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jack1933 View Post
I can't get many links to open. If there is a link in an email, it won't open, I just get a blank screen. This also occurs if I am on a web page with a link and this fails also. I do not get any kind of an error message. I get no indication that anything is happening, as an example in the header I do not see the little working donut going around and around. If I get a link in email, I copy it and insert in the RUN box on the desktop. If I paste it in the header of the page, it still does not work.

Any help would sure be appreciated!!
Suggestion :
Check your Internet Explorer or your main browser. Make sure it has all its defaults.

Start > Default |Programs > Set Your Default Programs > left column, select your main browser. Does it say " this program has all its defaults " ?
If no, click Choose defaults for this program > chekmark all entries under the list > click Save when done.

While you are there, check the same to your e-mail client.
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18 Jun 2011   #4
Jack1933

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Changed to Firefox and it cleared up the problem. Funny, because a 2nd machine right alongside this one and I have no problem at all!
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18 Jun 2011   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

This may work. Resets IE to default settings. Use steps 1-3.
Click here> Internet Explorer - Reset

Mike
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03 Jan 2012   #6
ColMac

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Cannot open hyperlinks, get blank screen

I went to programs and clicked on Internet explorer (64bit). I pinned that to my start toolbar and use that. Now it works for me.
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