IE7 - opening OE6 links

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Beck, May 1, 2006.

  1. Beck

    Beck Guest

    I get an error sometimes when opening links from an email or newsgroup
    posting.

    IE7 opens up but replaces the link with this link "res://ieframe/syntax.htm"
    and says I am not connected to the internet.

    Additional info, I am running OE Quotefix so maybe it is a problem running
    them both?
     
    Beck, May 1, 2006
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  2. Beck

    PA Bear Guest

    [Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs >] Set Program Access and Defaults >
    Browser: IE *must* be chosen here if you're running IE7 Beta 2 and want such
    links to work.

    I have OE-QuoteFix running with IE7 Beta2 without problems or the behavior
    you describe, Beck.
     
    PA Bear, May 1, 2006
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  3. Beck

    Beck Guest

    HI there, I have it set to Internet Explorer but still the same. The weird
    thing is that it is not all links. It might be one in 3 links clicked or
    more or less.
    Just remember now that I did have the problem when using IE6 aswell before
    the upgrade but the error message was different. It was still a syntax
    error but a different link was in the address bar.
    This is a fresh install of XP Home from last Wednesday, I had the behaviour
    with IE6 prior to the fresh install aswell.
     
    Beck, May 2, 2006
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  4. Beck

    PA Bear Guest

    To keep track of things, it helps immensely if you include all of previous
    message(s) in your replies to the newsgroup. Thank you.
    Did you format & reinstall WinXP or do a Repair Install?

    After the "fresh install" of WinXP, did you take care of /everything/ on the
    following page before otherwise using the internet (i.e., to browse or check
    email)?...

    Before You Connect a New Computer to the Internet
    http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/before_you_plug_in.html

    The behaviour and history you describe all sound like the symptoms of a
    hijackware infection, Beck. (Installing IE7 Beta2 has only complicated
    matters.)

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
    http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Removal_and_Prevention:_Introduction
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    When all else fails, HijackThis v1.99.1
    (http://aumha.net/downloads/hijackthis.zip) is the preferred tool to use.
    It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware. **Post
    your log to http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30,
    http://castlecops.com/forum67.html,
    http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7, or other appropriate
    forums for expert analysis, not here.**
     
    PA Bear, May 2, 2006
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  5. Beck

    Beck Guest

    I did a fresh install as in a brand new XP home and service pack 2 purchased
    that day. Full format of both drives (C&D) then installation of XP.
    I will do the hijack this check, but I am certain there is nothing nasty
    going on with the machine. I still think it is maybe something to do with
    quotefix. I will do those tests but I wil also uninstall quotefix and try an
    earlier version. I will let you know if there is anything bad going on.
     
    Beck, May 2, 2006
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  6. Beck

    Beck Guest

    Upon further investigation I now believe the problem is definitely with
    Quotefix. When running quotefix, clicking on all the links above that you
    posted results in the syntax error. If I load OE6 on its own the links load
    correctly.
    I will uninstall this quotefix and try an earlier version. Shall report
    back.
     
    Beck, May 2, 2006
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  7. Beck

    Beck Guest

    Seems fixed now. I reinstalled it. Interestingly when I uninstalled it then
    reinstalled it, IE7 then decided it was not the default browser. Shall
    monitor it and see how it goes over the next few days.
     
    Beck, May 2, 2006
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  8. Beck

    PA Bear Guest

    What version of OE-QuoteFix is it? I'm running v1.19.2.0 here and did not
    run into the problem you describe. (OT: None of my links for OE-QuoteFix
    seem to be working today?)

    Users of OE-QuoteFix who are running WinXP SP2 can encounter problems if one
    or both of these options is/are enabled:

    OE Tools>Options>Security>Download images...

    OE Tools>Options>Read>Read all messages in plain text
    That's odd. What alternate browser(s) do you have installed? Which one did
    you find checked as the default at [Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs >]
    Set Program Access and Defaults > Browser?
     
    PA Bear, May 2, 2006
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  9. Beck

    Beck Guest

    Looks like it is not fixed after all. Was working okay for a bit then a
    short while ago I got the error.
    I do also have Opera installed, but Internet Explorer has always been the
    default in access defaults.
    Not sure whats going on now. I had a look at my hijack this report and
    there is nothing out of the ordinary, passed it to a friend who knows abotu
    these things and also says there is no trojan or spyware in the report.
    There is a post by Chaz in this group "IE7 and outlook express" there is
    little information but he cannot get links to work either.
     
    Beck, May 2, 2006
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  10. Beck

    PA Bear Guest

    Is IE7 still selected as the default in Set Program Access and Defaults?

    I've replied to Chaz' post just as I did to yours initially: [Control Panel
    *must* be chosen here if you're running IE7 Beta 2 and want such links to
    work.
     
    PA Bear, May 2, 2006
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  11. Beck

    Beck Guest

    I am setting it to internet explorer when I go back and check it has
    defaulted to "use my current browser". IE7 is default.
     
    Beck, May 2, 2006
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  12. Beck

    PA Bear Guest

    Close all browser (i.e., IE and Opera) windows & check again.
     
    PA Bear, May 3, 2006
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  13. Beck

    Beck Guest

    Still no luck. It defaults back to "use current browser" (which is ie7
    anyway).
    Weird problem, I have trawled Google with not much luck. Putting the error
    message into google results in no results.
     
    Beck, May 3, 2006
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  14. Beck

    PA Bear Guest

    (The quoting, while valuable, is starting to get out of hand so...) This
    thread so far, archived: http://tinyurl.com/oxlaj

    Let's back up a bit...
    I'd like your reply to the above question, Beck, and tell me if IE7 Beta2
    was installed prior to the "fresh install".
     
    PA Bear, May 3, 2006
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  15. Beck

    Beck Guest

    I formatted the drive and installed windows xp home (inc sp2). This
    obviously had IE6 installed. I then upgraded to IE7.
    You probably missed me mention that I had a similar problem on the other
    laptop with IE6 installed - similar problem, syntax error when opening links
    from OE6 but the error message was slightly different. I took this to mean
    simply the error templates in IE7 have changed. This is why I have been
    convinced the problem is actually Quotefix. I think the best thing to do at
    the moment is to stop using quotefix for a few days to see if the problem
    goes away, that is the only way of knowing for sure.
    What is confusing me most is that the problem is intermittent. Some links
    work, some don't. When they do not work I always get the same error. Or it
    could be fine for a day then the next day all links fail. Its really
    bizarre.
     
    Beck, May 3, 2006
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  16. Beck

    PA Bear Guest

    Thanks for your reply.

    OE Tools > Options > Security > Download images... <= uncheck this option
    and see if the behavior persists.

    It might be a good idea to also:

    1. Take Out the Trash (including deleting all offline content when deleting
    TIF, though I'm not sure that's an option anymore in IE7 B2)
    http://aumha.org/a/health.htm (Section 4)

    and

    2. Compact all OE folders:
    http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm#compact

    Again, I'm not having any problems running OE6 SP1 in WinXP SP2 with IE7 B2
    and OE-QuoteFix (v1.19.2) installed.
     
    PA Bear, May 4, 2006
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  17. Hi Beck,
    Try the suggestions in:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/oerepair.mspx

    The most pertinent to your case seems to be:

    Reregister libraries
    Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs) are files that contain functions that may be
    shared by other programs, such as recognizing hyperlinks, displaying rich
    content, and so forth. These specific DLLs are used by Outlook Express, and
    can cause glitches in the visual display if they are damaged. Reregistering a
    DLL using regsvr32 is similar to reinstalling those functions and thus makes
    sure they are installed and working correctly.

    1. Click Start, and then click Run.

    2. In the Open box, type regsvr32 urlmon.dll, and then click OK.

    3. Repeat step 1 for each of the following commands:
    regsvr32 mshtml.dll
    regsvr32 shdocvw.dll
    regsvr32 browseui.dll
    regsvr32 msjava.dll

    I hope that helps,
    --
    Chris Cost
    Rous and Associates, L.L.C.
    Computer Consultants for Arizona
    http://www.rousllc.com


     
    Rous and Associates, May 4, 2006
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  18. Beck

    PA Bear Guest

    Tom's tip is yet another tack to take, yes. Try re-registering all of the
    DLLs listed in this KB article...

    You Cannot Open New Internet Explorer Window or Nothing Happens After You
    Click on a Link
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=281679

    Urlmon.dll
    Shdocvw.dll
    Actxprxy.dll
    Oleaut32.dll
    Mshtml.dll
    Browseui.dll
    Shell32.dll
    --
    ~PA Bear
     
    PA Bear, May 4, 2006
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  19. Beck

    Beck Guest

    Thanks again. I have Unticked that option (I have colouring back in
    quotefix). The other things I do regularly anyway.
    I am just going to have to wait and see what happens really. Could be later
    on today if it wants to still kick up a stink.
     
    Beck, May 4, 2006
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  20. Beck

    Beck Guest

    Thanks for the help.
    regsvr32 mshtml.dll failed to register. Error - mshtml.dll was loaded but
    the dllregsvr entry point not found. This file cannot be registered.
     
    Beck, May 4, 2006
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