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#1 bloopie

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 09:09 PM

Sometimes programs will dislodge your current web browser functions and settings. This may cause you to lose internet access using your 'Internet Explorer'.

If you'd like to check connectivity to the web, and your browsers aren't working in Windows XP versions, try this:

Click the Start menu, and hover the mouse over All Programs.
When the list is populated, hover over Accessories, then System Tools, then click System Information.

The System Information box will open. Click the Help tab at the top.
Under the Help tab, you should see Contents, and About System Info...

Click on "Contents". This brings up a new window labeled System Information.

This is basically the help screen to research the System Information function. Right-click anywhere on the System Information title bar, and in the drop down menu, click "Jump to URL...".

In the 'Jump to URL' box that pops up, you can now enter a URL in the lower portion.

Make sure you use the tags for a webpage, like "http://" before the webpage as there is no search hooks available. YOU MUST TYPE OUT THE ENTIRE WEB ADDRESS...
e.g. "http://www.yahoo.com"

If the Yahoo webpage opens, your connectivity is working!!

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Edited by bloopie reborn, 26 May 2011 - 09:14 PM.


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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:56 AM

That is a little gem: I am sure to have a use for that sometime!

Thanks for posting.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:28 AM

No problem :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:00 PM

What OS is this for? I cannot do it in Windows 7.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:13 PM

If you'd like to check connectivity to the web, and your browsers aren't working in Windows XP versions, try this:


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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:20 PM

I didnt see that portion till I read it for a 3rd time. Im recovering for a migraine where everything that emitted light got brighter and brighter. I had to come home from work early a couple nights ago and wore my sun glasses so I could drive.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:26 PM

I have some experience of migraines, so you have my sympathy. All my migraines were stress-induced: Maybe yours are too ... ? Maybe you are working too hard? You are certainly taking on a lot of work on the BC forums.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:38 PM

BC Forums is how I relax from dealing with work stuff at work.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:48 PM

Thanks for the response guys! I hope this helps you in the future! :thumbup2:

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EDIT: My girlfriend also suffers from migraines. She has been to a holistic doctor, and food was the culprit. Much better now! :hug:

Edited by bloopie reborn, 28 May 2011 - 07:54 PM.


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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:26 PM

As usual my zombie XP refuses to cooperate.

I got it to work in Notepad

But not in System Information


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Very cool workaround

Thanks for posting that.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:42 PM

booterbotter has found the wiki, check here and see if it works with others.

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And thanks to booterbotter for finding it! :thumbsup:


EDIT: smiley

Edited by bloopie reborn, 01 June 2011 - 06:43 PM.





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