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Outlook Express Hyperlinks Fail To Open

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#1 fenimore10


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Posted 05 December 2006 - 06:08 AM

Nothing happens when clicking on hyperlinks in open emails in Outlook Express. IE will not open, nor will the link open if IE is already open.

I am running the following:

Windows XP Home SP2
Outlook Express 6
Internet Explorer 7
All of the above have the latest patches and hot fixes

I have verified the basic Internet Options:
1. Internet Explorer is set to the default browser
2. Outlook Express is set to the default mail program

I have tried a couple of utilities from other forums that attempt to re-register the 'urlmon.dll' file, but this has not helped.
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#2 tg1911


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Posted 05 December 2006 - 06:39 AM

See if one of these help:

Click Start / Run / type in; regsvr32 urlmon.dll
Click OK.

Repeat for each of the following commands:
regsvr32 mshtml.dll
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 browseui.dll
regsvr32 msjava.dll



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#3 fenimore10

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 07:04 AM

Tried the fix above, but was unsuccessful on two of them. Here are the error messages:

1. mshtml.dll was loaded, but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found. The file cannot be registered.

2. Loadlibrary ("msjava.dll") failed - The specified module could not be found.

Any next steps? Many thanks in advance.
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#4 ProTech Service

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 09:23 PM

ive had somewhat the same problem but its in my Wifes User account.

I just upgraded to IE 7.0 and now when she clicks on hyperlinks to send emails it freezes and I get and internet script error

Also when I go to her Outllook express and click Tools > Options ...the Make Default isnt selected...when i select it goes off....then if I go back in to check the options its back to where it was?

When I uninstalled IE 7.0 and went back to 6.0 I didnt get the script error...but her Outlook Express still wont become a default mail client

Please Help...because Microsoft couldnt and they said they would call me back...WOW...

Im leaning towards going to Firefox and Thunderbird real soon anyways

IM using Windows XP

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 10:26 AM

Certainly moving to Mozilla is a very good idea; there is absolutely no reason to continue to use botched and bungled MS applications when very good alternatives are available.

Quite often, the links problem can be resolved by "un-defaulting" IE as the browser, closing it, and then reopening it and making it the default again.

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#6 ProTech Service

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 10:37 PM

stop the presses Microsoft called back...3 days later

after I fixed the problem which really was my fault...

I deleted a Java 5.0 update for some reason....and I also went back about a week in restore point

that all seemed to fix everything....

I had to reinstall microsofts downloader for some reason in the registry...

but wow Microsoft called back

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