First, try setting IE5 as your default browser. Go to IE tools/internet options/programs and turn on the check box for IE to check if it is the default browser. Shut down and restart IE. When it asks to be default browser, say yes.
If still no joy, go to my computer, view/folder options/file types.
Scroll down to the URL:Hypertext Transfer Protocols, click edit twice and make sure the following is in the application used to perform action box:
The same applies for URL:Gopher
DDE should be set to: "%1",,-1,0,,,,
Application should say: IExplore
DDE application not running should be blank
Topic should be: WWW_OpenURL
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> I have run into this problem where I enter a url into the address toolbar
> and when I hit return, nothing will occur. Does anyone have a solution? I am
> run Windows 2000 Pro with I.E. 5.5 and Service Pack 1 for Win2k.
> I also have the problem in Outlook 2000 where the URL links no longer work.
> If I try to click the url, the cursor is moved to the middle of the link but
> not page is opened. Anyone have a clue how to fix?
> Kayo Granillo