Can't get past opening first desktop icon in XP

  telboy666 16:15 23 Jun 04

i have w xp home. It has been working fine until recently. When I start up I click on to the first (for example) the Google desk top icon. Google opens up fine. when I x out of Google (or other first site) and attempt to click on to a second site via its desktop icon, I get no response. The screen appears to freeze although the mouse and cursor can still rove around.

I then have to ctrl alt delete or ctrl shift esc and start up again

Any ideas please

  Jackcoms 16:24 23 Jun 04

Are you saying that you have separate desktop icons for your favourite websites?

I thought that's what the Favorites option was for in IE.

  woodchip 16:31 23 Jun 04

Are you on Dial-Up

  telboy666 16:32 23 Jun 04

in business time is money. regularly used sites are best accessed by a simple click.

A totally unhelpful reply

  woodchip 16:32 23 Jun 04

And do you mean when on the net

  telboy666 16:34 23 Jun 04

im on broadband

  telboy666 16:36 23 Jun 04

thats correct

  Jackcoms 16:38 23 Jun 04


"regularly used sites are best accessed by a simple click".

But by your own admission, your method is not working - which is why we are trying to help.

Can you access sites by clicking through the Favorites menu or typing in the individual URL?

  woodchip 16:43 23 Jun 04

If you use IE have you tried this click here

Why not try what I use, Netscape, as I was forever having to repair IE. click here

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