Error pop ups


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skip

I just setup a new WIN XP drive with all current updates. There are
two problems I have come across and never had before.
The first one is when I right click for a menu pop up, it comes up
very slow and from a faded look to a firm look. I can then use the
option I need.
The second problem is every time I click on a program to connect to
the Internet I get the following error and then the program runs. By
this I mean there is no intervention on my part to run the program.
The error reads "Windows can not find "http://URL site". Make sure you
typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file,
click the Start button, and then click Search." This stays on the
screen after the program starts.
I am running an A/V program that is self updating, and PC tools
firewall pro. The windows firewall is turned off. There is 1.5 gig
RAM, and a 1.67 GHz processor.
If anyone has any ideas other then to reinstall a new setup, I would
appreciate it.

Dan (Still going in circles)
 
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Nightowl

Hi Dan

The problem might be due to a bug in the FF 2.0.0.x installer that
garbles some of the file association settings. Try this:

Make sure Firefox is not running, open Control Panel | Folder Options
and click on the File Types tab. Find the entry "URL:HyperText Transfer
Protocol", click on it to highlight and then click the Advanced button.

In the next window, under "Actions", click on Open to highlight, then
click the Edit button. Un-check "Use DDE" and OK your way back out.

You might also want to do the same for URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol
with Privacy and the file associations HTM and HTML. When Firefox is
next started, it will reinstate DDE and write the correct settings.

Fingers crossed this will do the trick. Please do let us know how you
get on :)
 
S

skip

Nightowl,
Thanks for all the help, unfortunately none worked. However, I got
this brainie idea. Since I was seeing something like a video problem
and I have an ATI card, and I have had problems in the past with them,
why not uninstall/reinstall the video card drivers. Would you believe
this works. Now I need to find out why the systems hangs at times on
boot-up. I do get the nice pretty blue screen with all those fancy
numbers and not much on words, but I have the string that it gave and
I will do a Google on them.
Thanks again for the help.

Dan (Still going in circles)
 
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Nightowl

skip said:
Thanks for all the help, unfortunately none worked. However, I got
this brainie idea. Since I was seeing something like a video problem
and I have an ATI card, and I have had problems in the past with them,
why not uninstall/reinstall the video card drivers. Would you believe
this works. Now I need to find out why the systems hangs at times on
boot-up. I do get the nice pretty blue screen with all those fancy
numbers and not much on words, but I have the string that it gave and
I will do a Google on them.
Hi Dan, sorry it didn't work. Glad you've made some progress though with
the video drivers. Good luck with the error code and let us know how you
get on :)
 
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