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#1 grandpaw7

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:30 PM

When I click on a website icon on my desktop, I quite often, but not always, get an error message advising me that Windows cannot find the website and telling me to be sure I have typed the name correctly and then again. Then the website I am seeking opens up. It seems to me that the website opens just about as fast as it did before I started getting these error messages. This occurs on some websites but not on others. It used to occur on both IE6 and Firefox, but now it occurs only on Firefox. I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox and redid the icons but that did not help. If I type the URL in the address bar at the bottom I do not get the error message. Also, I have a document in MS Works in which I list some URLs. Sometimes, when I go to that page and click on one of the website addresses, I get an error an MS Works error message advising that the system cannot find the file specified and then the website opens up.

Even though the problem is only a nuisance since the websites do open up and the problem does not seem to delay this, I would like to get rid of it if I can.

Some specs:

Intel® Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Windows XP Home Edition
Dell Dimension 2400 desktop
Total Physical Memory 768.00 MB [RAM]
I have plenty of memory available.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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#2 grandpaw7

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:31 PM

I also meant to say that I have AVG and SpySweeper and that I regularly run AdAware CCleaner and SpyBot.

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:35 PM

Well, I guess I should also say that the error appears for some websites and not for others, and that on some websites it sometimes appears and sometimes does not. For example, I a while ago I clicked on my desktop icon for my bank and got the error message. But I clicked on it again a few minutes ago and didn't get the error message.

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:56 PM

First empty all of your cookies, history and temp files. You might want to also flush the DNS cache. If worst comes to worst delete the old bookmarks and create a new one
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