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Windows 7: Cannot open links.......

25 Apr 2013   #1

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Cannot open links.......

Using Windows 7 64 bit and IE9.........I use Facebook and Twitter for Family news and General info.Recently I have been having problems opening links on these sites and some others like Yahoo,NYT..
When I click the link nothing happens.When I right click the link and "open" shows up in the menu I can open the link......But "open" does not always show up.
Something has changed.I have check Internet Settings and all others.
Nothing appears to be different then before. Can someone provide what could have changed?? and/or give some direction??

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25 Apr 2013   #2

Win7 Pro-64 Bit

See if restoring to default will help. Default File Type Associations - Restore Select the one for URL and see if this helps.
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26 Apr 2013   #3

vista home preminum

No dice....Thanks any other idea's??
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28 Apr 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Is this consistent? Left click doesn't open links? Does the same happen using IE x64? If it is consistent, try re-registering a file

Press Windows key (the key with the windows flag)+R> In run box type regsvr32 urlmon.dll> Enter (or click OK)

You should get a success message. If no help, re-register the following using the same instructions

regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll

regsvr32 Msjava.dll

regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll

regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll

regsvr32 Mshtml.dll

regsvr32 Browseui.dll

regsvr32 Shell32.dll

A Guy
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29 Apr 2013   #5

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1

Sounds like a third party security update has altered functionality.
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30 Apr 2013   #6

vista home preminum

Thanks for all your suggestions......I reset IE9 using the tools and It seems to have corrected the issue.FYI..I had switched to Chrome and Foxfire and had the same problem.After the IE9 reset the problem was resolved. This is a great Forum...Thanks again.This forum has helped me several times over.
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30 Apr 2013   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Glad you got it sorted. Thanks for sharing the fix. A Guy
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