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Windows 7: When I click on links I get about.com blank instead of link I want

07 Jul 2010   #1

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When I click on links I get about.com blank instead of link I want

When I click on links I get about.com blank instead of link I want. What setting do I need to look at and/or change? I have Windows 7 64 bit. Thanks

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07 Jul 2010   #2

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Sameo

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When I click on links I get about.com blank instead of link I want. What setting do I need to look at and/or change? I have Windows 7 64 bit. Thanks
I have had the same problem on occasion. Never lasted long. I always think I have malware when it occurs and I start checking. Never found anything. It is one of many things I never really understood.
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07 Jul 2010   #3

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What browser are you using?

What kind of links are they, email links or url links?
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07 Jul 2010   #4

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What browser are you using?

What kind of links are they, email links or url links?
Both- thanks for assistance. Dorothy
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07 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Gonna assume your using IE8 (i think about thingies are only one that used by IE?) Have you tried a different browser? Firefox web browser | Faster, more secure, & customizable Opera browser | Faster & safer internet | Free download Google Chrome - Get a fast new browser. For PC, Mac, and Linux to see if its your browser or the PC?
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07 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 8 Pro / Windows 7 Home Premium x64 dual boot
 
 

I am assuming you are using IE8 ?

If you have another browser ( Firefox , Opera , Chrome ) check the links in those browsers , if they come up then it is a problem with IE , I recently had the same problem .... sort of , could not log into facebook , I had to uninstall then do a clean install of IE8.
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07 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
What browser are you using?

What kind of links are they, email links or url links?
I just checked again it is only links in emails and yes I use I8 thanks
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07 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edee View Post
I am assuming you are using IE8 ?

If you have another browser ( Firefox , Opera , Chrome ) check the links in those browsers , if they come up then it is a problem with IE , I recently had the same problem .... sort of , could not log into facebook , I had to uninstall then do a clean install of IE8.
Can IE8 actually be uninstalled? I thought it was buried in the OS and couldnt be completely removed?
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07 Jul 2010   #9

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Yuo may have downloaded something that put an add-on to your browser. Check in the upper corner under tools & see if you can disable any add-ons you don't want.
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08 Jul 2010   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dotbowels View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
What browser are you using?

What kind of links are they, email links or url links?
I just checked again it is only links in emails and yes I use I8 thanks
Do you have an email program set up so it knows what to use?

Here's some info you can check out,

Windows 7 IE 8 will not respond to external links
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