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Hyperlinks Open In Ie8 Than Firefox Set As Default


Hyper-links open in ie8 rather than firefox (set as default). Default program for .htm and .html set as firefox. Win xp pro sp3 updates automatically. Behavior began over last 36 hours

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Ie Does Not Open But Firefox Does

About a month ago ie failed to connect but firefox did, downloaded ie 8 thinking this was the problem, still no luck, attempted the networks diagnostics for windows xp and it states something like this -windows can not connect to the internet due to a problem with the firewall and to check ports 80, 443 and 21-.

So i turned the firewall off from norton and the windows firewall is off, tried again and the same answer, went to the support at microsoft.com and it suggested to download net framework 3. 5 did that but when the program loaded and attempted to "re-connect with the server" it could not, it made 5 attempts and since it could not connect it did not finish the installation. By the way i still have net framework 2 but can not download the new.

It is very important for me to be able to connect as it appears that my itunes is using ie to connect and i can not update my iphone.


Posted On: 2010-02-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable To Set Headset As Default

Unable to set headset as default default but works when using the 'test' option in . In the past i was able to switch between default audio devices on my computer, from the headset to the speakers. However, about a week ago, i could no longer do so. I realized this problem when i tried to switch from speakers to a headset as a default device (both speakers and headset are connected).

In the playback options, i right clicked the corresponding device (my 2-c-media usb headphone set) and clicked on "set as default device". However, the icon did not change from the phone-shaped icon into the check-mark icon. I proceeded to check if my device was working properly by clicking on "test" instead of "set as default device".

I was able to perfectly hear the test sound through the headphone set, but i am still unable to set it as my default device. I game a lot so i usually set my headset as the default device to prevent noise pollution in my house. I am using a windows 7 64-bit. Home premium.


Posted On: 2010-06-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Accidentally Set Same Default Program

I was trying to open dell webcam central because it wasn't working. I right click and picked open with, then pick default opener. I did not notice that the box that says something along the lines of "make default for all programs" was checked. Now any time i try to open any program it opens the webcam. I have tried doing system restore, but received an error message concerning a file problem. It said to try turning off my antivirus, which i did and it still didn't work. I've tried to go back and select the default program for each program, but it doesn't change anything.

Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Need To Set Default Email Program To Use Send Function

Default email - need to set default email program so that i can use the "send" function. Running windows 7, just installed outlook 2010, cannot send email from other programs or the "send" function in other win 7 or other programs (i.e. The send function in excel, word adobe  returns a message that an active email program cannot be found). I do not want windows mail.

Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Default Programs Get Set For All Programs And Files

I downloaded microsoft silverlight (the things i download are not the problem) and when i download the program it asks for a default program. So i choose, ex: windows media player and all programs and files are set to open with windows media player.

Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Mouse Snap-to Default In Ie8

I'm trying to get the mouse to snap to the default button in ie8. I have windows 7 64-bit home premiere. Ie8 is 32-bit. I set the mouse properties to move mouse to default button, but it does not work. I checked the registry and the mouse snap to key =1. Is this a problem with ie8? It always worked in windows xp and earlier ies. I've changed mice from a usb wireless to a basic microsoft usb wired three button mouse. I tried updating the driver but windows says it's updated.

Posted On: 2010-03-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Change Default Search In Ie8

Every time i open ie8 i get this message "a program on your computer has corrupted your search provider, live search. Internet exployer will now open the search settings where you can change this setting or install more search providers. " I click o. K. And go to manage addons.live search is already enabled. Regardless of what changes i make and close the window, its pops up again ever time i log in and start a search. Otherwise all works well. I have gone to tools, internet options, and tried changing the default, added bing and still it will not change the default and the message keeps coming up. It is very annoying.

Posted On: 2010-03-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Default Program / Icon Open Up Issue

My sister recently received an hp notebook as a gift with windows 7 installed on it out of the box. For the first few weeks it was running fine and then sometime last week while uploading pictures from her digital camera on the default program, it did something to where all the icons on the desktop and the start menu are the microsoft office picture manager icon. Whenever you click any icon, say for google chrome, or itunes, it will open up picture manager. The only icons ive been able to get anywhere with have been the system tools and i am not really sure what to uninstall to make the default program go away.

Posted On: 2010-02-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Bt Open Zone Over Rides Default Web Connection

How to stop bt open zone (fon) taking over from home hub type 287c. On attempting to run internet explorer and connect to web, bt open zone over-rides the default web connection with consequence access to all services is blocked. Have disabled and removed open zone each time it happens, but as if by magic it reappears. Have changed receiving channel on hub, but resolution only lasted 24 hours.

Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ie8 Wont Open

In an evening, it wont open, in a morning it does. I connect via a 3g bt dongle, and up to a few days ago have had no problems, when ie does not open, i am am connected to the net via the dongle, and can open msn but ie just hangs, says connecting in the top tab and waiting for down the bottom. This will go on for hours.

I have tried:
System restore
Uninstalling/reinstalling my dongle
A different dongle
Opening ie without add ons
Resetting ie
Removed all toolbars from my laptop its a toshiba one
Defragging
Disc cleanup

I am now at a loss as to what to do and as to why ie8 will not open in an evening, but will first thing in a morning.


Posted On: 2010-02-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Ie8 Will Not Open Email

I am running windows xp, sp3 and ie 8 on 3 computers with avg antivirus. I have had zero problems until the other day. On one computer i.e 8 is not opening my yahoo or google e-mails. I can get to my inbox but when i click on the e-mail the computer responds "loading" and then times out. I have firefox and chrome browsers installed on this computer and can access my yahoo & google e-mails normally. I can also access my e-mails via ie8 normally on the other two computers.

I tried uninstalling ie8 and did manage to do this after uninstalling sp3. I then tried installing ie 7 but could still not access my e-mails. When i uninstalled ie 7 i was able to access my e-mails using ie6 (but it is very slow!). I reinstalled ie 8 and sp3 on the computer and still no success. I prefer ie8 to firefox and chrome and would welcome any suggestions to troubleshoot this problem.


Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 23 Replies .

Ie8 Will Not Open Certain Websites

When i type in certain web sites that i want to go to in the address bar, i get a message that i.e. Has blocked the site from opening due to security problems. It then asks me if i want to try and open the file associated with thw web site. I am then directed to windows file association page and am told that windows does not recognize a mime file. I downloaded google chrome and went to the web site with no problem, but i don't like the chrome page so i went back to i.e. Anyone have any solutions?

Posted On: 2010-07-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ie Will Not Open After Updating To Ie8

I recently reformatted my desktop pc and reinstalled xp home sp2. I have updated to sp3. I have just finished updating ie to ie8. I rebooted but, upon restarting, explorer did not open in the usual way. I selected my account to log in and my settings loaded but, when my desktop appeared, there was no taskbar and none of my icons. There was a small popup window about personalization of my browser settings (i'm sorry, for some reason i can't recall the wording) in the top left corner but, unfortunately, it hung and i had to reboot without shutting down properly.

Now, explorer starts as usual and, other programs seem to be fine but, when i click to open ie8, i get the little animated hourglass on my cursor for a moment or two - as though it is about to open - but then, it stops and nothing else happens. I would appreciate some direction on how to rectify the situation. I have to make do with a dial-up internet connection at the moment and so, if there's a way to fix it without downloading anything (simply because it takes a long time), that would be preferable.


Posted On: 2010-07-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Attachments Wont Open In Ie8

Vista home premium, att.net/yahoo email, norton internet security.pdfs and word docs open everywhere, including web sites all accessed through ie 8. However, on att.net my email attachments will not open or save (word, pdfs). Uninstalled norton and they still won't save or open so i reinstalled norton. All was fine until a week ago or so. If i use mozilla and access att.net attachments open just fine.

Specifically i open the email, click on the attachment, norton scans (maybe through yahoo), says no viruses so i hit download attachment box, file download box opens and asks if i want to save or open, click either one and file download box opens with no info in time remaining boxes, etc. , Box just sits there with the graphics running and nothing happening.


Posted On: 2010-07-09 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Ie7 And Ie8 Wont Open

I have an older machine that for some reason will not open any internet explorer web browser window or connect to the windows update website if using any ie other than 6. I am using xp sp3 and as i said it is an older machine its a sony vaio with an intel p4 @1500mhz with 256mb ram. I have installed ie7 and 8 separately and both of them show to install with out error however after restart ie does not load open a blank window or give an error it honestly does nothing.

Posted On: 2010-07-03 . View Related Posts . . View 13 Replies .

Ie8 Some Links Open, Some Don't

I am new to the forums and i need help with windows 7 ie8, version 8. 0. 7600. 16385ic. I have been searching the forums for a solution but can't seem to find one that will help me. I will try to make this brief with minimal background info. Recently upgraded from vista home premium to windows 7 home home premium on an hp slimline s3000f. 32-bit os & amd athlon 64 x2 dual core processor. I noticed this problem after the recent security update for ie8 on 3/30

When i try to click a link on a page one of 2 things happen. If i am performing a search and click on the link, it opens in the tab the search was performed in. If i am clicking a link that should open a new tab such as in a yahoo or hotmail email or as i am writing this question, there are links on the left side of the page that appeared as simular questions, nothing happens when i click the links. One other thing i notice is when i close ie8, it does not ask if i want to close all tabs and when i access again i get an message to restore previous page or close.

From what i have read about others having this problem, i've looked in my program files ie8 folder for "c:program files (x86)internet exploreriexplore.exe ", all i see is "c:program filesinternet exploreriexplore.exe". When i look at the target on the shortcuts i see the same thing. I changed the target to "c:program files (x86)internet exploreriexplore.exe " and tried to start ie only to get an error "not valid".

I also have a laptop that is running vista with ie8 and not having a problem at all with ie8.


Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 13 Replies .

Ie8 Won't Start / Open

So i've done a bunch of searching around and cant find anyone who has had the same problem i am having. Basically it is pretty simple. I click on any ie8 shortcut, the computer thinks for a second and then nothing. I went through the steps to disable (the ie8 "uninstall") the program and then re-enable hoping that would solve it, but nothing has changed. I am kinda at wits end because i cant download and reinstall ie8 on windows 7 and i cant get a previous version like ie7 because that isn't supported as well. 95% of what i do can be done on other browsers, but that 5% is driving me crazy. Any ideas?

Posted On: 2010-06-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ie8 Extremely Slow To Initially Open

I have recently installed ie8. When i try to open it, it takes about a minute and a half to open. The homepage is blank. Once pen, it works normally until i try to open a new tab which again takes about a minute and a half. I have researched and tried various things including:

Re-registering two specific dll files
Disabling all add-ons
Resetting defaults

Resetting the security settings that is talked about in the microsoft fixing ie8 document
I uninstalled ie8 and tried 7 and had the same results. Ie 6 works fine. I have ran a virus scan and malware scan and the machine is clean.


Posted On: 2010-05-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

" Open With " Default Program Problem

I was trying to change a programme link (. Lnk) to open in internet explorer instead of my default google chrome using the "open with. " Button but didnt uncheck the "apply to all files of this type" checkbox. Now every program i have opens in internet explorer and i can't change it back unless i one by one change every program. Please help me find a way to undo this. I haven't backed up my pc recently so that is not an option.

Posted On: 2010-07-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ie8 Won't Open .wav Files

I am trying to open . Wav audio files in ie and i was getting a window asking me if i want to save the file. I then reviewed a few of the forum posts and thought i was on to how to fix and now i just get a window that shows below. I have no idea what i've done to but know the wav files work. I refered to the following forum post to try to fix 

http://social. Answers.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7pictures/thread/12fd4dd3-344b-4f5e-9201-ccaf2eefae13

Can someone please help me?

http status 404 - /vota/vxml/wavs/2010-2-23/6107706440fieldaudio1266984381318. Wav

Type status report
Message /vota/vxml/wavs/2010-2-23/6107706440fieldaudio1266984381318. Wav
Description the requested resource (/vota/vxml/wavs/2010-2-23/6107706440fieldaudio1266984381318. Wav) is not available.

Apache tomcat/5. 5. 23


Posted On: 2010-02-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable To Open Ie8 - Error Message - Cannot Find File Welcome.html

Every time i try to open ie i receive the following message: cannot find 'file:///c:program%20files/aol%20toolbar/welcome.html. What can i do to remedy?

Posted On: 2010-07-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Bing Hijacked Firefox Address Bar

1. I am running windows 7 64-bit with firefox 3. 6. 3

2. Internet explorer is disable from the windows features

3. I don't have windows live on my computer

4. I've never installed msn/bing/yahoo tool-bars

5. I can't find any mention of kb 982217 in my list of updates

6. Firefox's keyword. Url is set for "google i am feeling lucky"
7. Avast and spybotsd can't find any viruses, malwares, spywares
8. All temporary files have been deleted
9. There is no windows search helper/bing toolbar or any kind of obvious add-ons or extensions installed for firefox my problem now:when i type a keyword in firefox address-bar (set for google search), it opens a bing search window!

The only way i managed to get rid of the bing search was to completely disable windows search from the windows features!It's a bit arsh and pretty annoying as i obviously can't do any search on my computer! Does anybody have an idea how to fix this?(Please go again through the list above and don't propose me to remove bing add-on or disable kb 982217.


Posted On: 2010-06-13 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

File Download Settings In Mozilla Firefox

Downloading problem with some setting when i click download button in a site, previously it will straight away come out a dialog box and ask me where to save it. But recently, it will keep on loading for a long time depending the size of the file to be downloaded. Actually it started to download behind before asking me where to save. So after a moment then the box will come out ask me where i want to save.

When i entered, it is done. So, is there any setting or any else that i can change so that it will only download when i press the save button? Means like my previous setting which is also usually happen in others computer.


Posted On: 2010-06-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Flash Player Causes Internet Explorer And Firefox To Freeze

Every time i open chess titans my computer blue screens hard drives running through ide disappear. When flash drive plugged in adobe flash player causes both internet explorer and firefox to freeze. Windows 7 professional 64bit, p5w dh-deluxe motherboard q6600 2. 4 ghz processor 2 gb g. Skill 800mhz memory, geforce 8800 gts video card, 10, 000 rpm hard drive, ultra 1, 600watt power supply w/ 117 amps on 12v rail ect. All windows updates and newest drivers on everything.

I have multiple possibly unrelated problems. First, every time i open chess titans my computer blue screens (doesn't actually show the blue screen) just flips off and back on. I am running the minimum amount of ram for windows 7 x64 but i will play hard core games fine. I uninstalled and reinstalled the program. Second, i have 2 hard drives running through ide (non raid) they work fine until i plug in my flash drive then they disappear i can't even find them under disk management.

My flash drive is formatted in ntfs and is 64gb so possibly windows in recognizing it as a hdd. Finally, adobe flash player causes both internet explorer and firefox (whichever one has the page open) to freeze when loading certain web pages eg. Pandora.com  some pages work fine like adobe (it says flash player was successfully installed) but most pages do not. Any ideas?


Posted On: 2009-11-16 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Cannot Set A Paging File Size

The paging file wont set on the main drive (c:). I get a dialogue box on start up saying that it needs to be set. Each time i try to set it either manually or clicking on 'manage automatically' it wont set and i get the same message on each reboot. It doesn't matter what option i set it always comes back to "no page file" after i restart. This is a new windows 7 install on a new hp desktop. I noticed that several people have posted having the same problem, any ideas? I have more than enough disk space. And i'm using the suggested size.

Posted On: 2010-01-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

All Program Icons Are Set To Spreadsheet

My baby sister recently phoned me with a pretty serious problem and seeing as how in the family im the tech dude i found myself at a loss with her error.
 
The error is as follows: all of the programs on her pc try to open in spreadsheet, either in the start menu or the desktop. She told me that when she changes the default starting it changes all of them to the same and certain programs cannot be changed at all.
 
Is there a way to fix this without a major overhaul being done? As i have to do it via phone and she isn't that great with technology.


Posted On: 2010-05-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Set Email Address In Live

How do i set an email address in windows live? Every time i go to windows live forum and do a post it channels me into select windows -> win 7 etc etc.

I don't really understand how i get to ask a question about windows live. I set up windows live with an id that was like an email address . @Me.com, but wasn't really one, just an id i fancied, cos the software didn't ask for an email address. Now every where i go to do with windows live (eg this forum) it says ill get informed of things. How will it inform me if it doesn't have my email address, doesn't it know i didn't give it an email address?

I ve looked all around my profile and what ever other items i can go to under windows live when im logged in and i cant find anywhere it allows me to provide an email addr'. I am really confused about all these windows live items. I cant find a no advertising style page that just explains very simply what it actually is!


Posted On: 2010-05-20 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

How To Undo Set Programs Associations?

I just got a new computer and installed itunes onto it. I started to try and attempt to move my library from another computer to my new one when itunes asked me to set associations for it. I didn't understand what i was doing and i just clicked select all and went on my way. Now, my computer's screen goes bright to dark and black and in intermittent patterns. I can't change it back and i'm worried it's compromised my computer. I don't understand what's happening other than it's saying that it's due to a program called dcpsysmgr from dell inc. Can someone please explain to me what's going on and how to fix it!

Posted On: 2010-07-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Set Computer With Password Before Any Programs Are Installed

I need to know how to set my computer to need a password before any programs are installed on the computer.

Posted On: 2009-12-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .