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    address toolbar (WinXp sp1)

    Somehow, I've lost functionality of the address toolbar. It used to go to websites, now it just says "Windows cannot find *** . Make sure you typed the address correctly..." and sits there unhelpful. A similar thing happens from the "run..." command.

    I get the impression that some program must have killed a registry setting. Any suggestions how to reconstruct a proper working toolbar?

    I do have a quicklaunch toolbar active (cf. a microsoft knowledgebase article). I tried reinstalling XP to no avail.

    Thanks Richard <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: address toolbar (WinXp sp1)

    Please specify: you cannot connect to URL when you type a full URL (as http://www.wopr.com) or reduced one (www.wopr.com or wopr.com)?

    When you said "reinstalling XP" did you mean reformatting your hard disk and installing Windows XP on the empty partition or installing Windows XP "on top" of itself?

    BTW, in Run dialog you must type full URL (by Windows design).

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    Re: address toolbar (WinXp sp1)

    All of the above forms, actually. Neither the full nor the shortened URL makes any difference.

    I reinstalled XP on top of itself - this problem is not important enough to spend the 3 days reinstalling everything!

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    Re: address toolbar (WinXp sp1)

    If full URL doesn't work and you have Internet connection working, it is not "unimortant" problem. It is possible your computer has virus or malware. Update virus definitions on your Antivirus and run full system scan. If you didn't do it yet, install, update and run Lavasoft AdAware (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/) and Spybot (http://www.safer-networking.org/). Check for any .vbs and .js files in your Startup folders (Cocuments and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsStartup, Cocuments and SettingsDefault UserStart MenuProgramsStartup and Cocuments and Settings< your username >Start MenuProgramsStartup). If the problem persist, unfortunately, you must spend 3 days reinstalling all programs.

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