Posted 23 September 2010 - 09:01 AM
lately, I have this bizzar problem where if Internet Explorer (IE8) is not open, internet shortcuts on my desktop or in the quick launch bar don't work. A dialog box opens asking for the program to open them with. I went through the routine of selecting IE from the list, and checking the box that reads 'always use this program for this file type', and still next time I try, same thing again.
However, if IE8 is already running, for example at the home page or any other site, and I then click on a desktop shortcut or quick launch button, the shortcut opens a new tab with the correct web site on it.
PC--Lenovo ThinkCentre M52, Processor--Pentium 4 3.00GHz, Memory--512MB DDR-2, MB--IBM with Intel I945P/PL/G/GZ Chipset
Drive--WD800JD-08LSA0 Sata, Video--Intel 82945G OnBoard, Network--Bell Wireless DSL Modem/Router
OS--Windows XP Professional SP3, Browser--IE 8, Email--Outlook 2002 SP3, Anti-Virus--Bell Internet Secturity Service