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My father recently purchased a refurbished Toughbook laptop. All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get Solution Download and run this fix. But the more complicated applications I can barely open at all. http://tekspotting.com/not-working/youtube-embedded-links-not-working.html

Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. I mean, nothing happens.There's no error messages either. The problem still exists. Double click it and accept the warning and it will restore the Registry settings to normal.

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One of our client computers is experiencing odd behaviour where double-clicking on a IE desktop shortcut results in absolutely nothing. Register now! It requested my XP Professional CD and> > cycled through all of ym DLL files. Why Wont My Shortcuts Work On Desktop Any ideas what is going on?

I've run AVG and it found nothing (its updated). Desktop Shortcuts Not Working Windows 10 click on file, then left click merge, click ok to allow merge and click ok to close window. I've run an AV program (MS Security Essentials, then Symantec), MalwareBytes, Spybot and rKill. Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 InadequateInfirmity InadequateInfirmity I Gots Me A Certified Edumication Members 5,003 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local time:04:20

Join over 733,556 other people just like you! Desktop Shortcuts Won't Open The problem still exists. All Rights Reserved Theme designed by Audentio Design. Drabdr, Jun 28, 2011 #5 funkymunky111 Thread Starter Joined: Jun 28, 2011 Messages: 6 catmilk said: ↑ Do a system restore via safe mode with command prompt here is a link.

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Read Grif's note and scan with the newer products.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Windows Legacy OS forum 8 total posts Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions navigate here and say word,or works in the programs list right click it in the menu "send to desktop create shortcut"Then go to the desktop and launch the program from the newly created I've also tried a dozen different things to fix this, but with no success. Uninstall SP2, BEFORE you Upgrade setup from CD (that lacks sp2 on it.)> 875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875350 How to > Perform Can't Open Shortcuts On Desktop Windows 10

I've had several problems with it (some I've solved), but the biggest that NOTHING has seemed to fix is that the desktop icons will not open when double-clicked. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and I don't live here, so I'm not sure exactly what she did, but it messed up the computer pretty good! Check This Out funkymunky111, Jun 29, 2011 #12 Drabdr Brad Moderator Joined: Nov 26, 2007 Messages: 11,129 I'm glad you got it solved.

Desktop icons dont work Desktop icons won\'t work Desktop icons won't work Desktop icons won't work Make Icons on desktop links Icons on Desktop do not work All desktop icons have Desktop Icons Won't Open Windows 7 The problem still exists. I see the hourglass icon for a split second or so each time I double-click the shortcut, but that's it.It seems to only be affecting shortcuts that point to a web

I checked the file associations and it's set to use IE6, so that seems to be proper.I tried creating brand new shortcuts, but those don't work either.

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Solved: Shortcuts not working correctly Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by funkymunky111, Jun 28, 2011. Please remember to be considerate of other members. I cannot even access My Documents from the Start Menu. Executable> >> > shortcuts are working fine, just not the ones thast open folders.> >> >> >> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.> >>> >>> >> > > > alvanjudsonSep

All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Computer problem? For example: When I select Internet Explorer from the Start Menu, IE will launch, open briefly, then close. My Computer, Recycle Bin, My>> > Documents, and just about every other desktop icon that is a link does>> > absolutely nothing but produce an hourglass for abotu 10 seconds and BLEEPINGCOMPUTER NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Meaning, Word files appear as Word files, Adobe files appear as Adobe PDF files, etc.? Ferguson" wrote:>>> To repair all system files, go to Start/Run, and type (or paste in): SFC /SCANNOW (see: Description of Windows XP and Windows >> Server>> 2003 System File Checker (Sfc.exe): If we have ever helped you in the past, please consider helping us. When you view your files on your hard drive, do they show in proper format?

Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. theknight571 Platinum Member Joined: Mar 23, 2001 Messages: 2,885 Likes Received: 0 Recently (couple days ago) the shortcuts on my desktop and my Start Menu stopped "working". TechRepublic Search GO CXO Cloud Big Data Security Innovation More Software Data Centers Networking Startups Tech & Work All Topics Sections: Photos Videos All Writers Newsletters Forums Resource Library Tech Pro Hello there!

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I have the same problem - also with XP Pro.