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ie8 problem with opening .org websites

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Old 09-27-2009
Wendy
 

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ie8 problem with opening .org websites
I use internet explorer 8, with windows xp. everytime I click on a .org link
(for example if I search google and a wikipedia.org link is a result), it
comes up asking me to either look online for a program or save it. This has
happened since I got my computer, it is faily new (last two months) Any
insight? Thanks

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Old 09-28-2009
Robert Aldwinckle
 

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Re: ie8 problem with opening .org websites

"Wendy" <Wendy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:061DB9A4-2E10-4708-B8CA-E583338BECBE@microsoft.com...
>I use internet explorer 8, with windows xp. everytime I click on a .org link
> (for example if I search google and a wikipedia.org link is a result), it
> comes up asking me to either look online for a program or save it. This has
> happened since I got my computer, it is faily new (last two months) Any
> insight? Thanks



Make sure that you don't have an association defined for extension .org
E.g. in a cmd window enter:

assoc .org
and then
assoc .org=

Another possibility would be that your DNS is deficient and not doing any
lookups for hosts with this TLD name. So verify that you can do such
a lookup. E.g. in a cmd window enter:

ping -n 1 wikipedia.org

If you don't see something like:

<cmd_output OS="XPsp3">
E:\>ping -n 1 wikipedia.org

Pinging wikipedia.org [208.80.152.2] with 32 bytes of data:
</cmd_output>

that could explain your symptom. Then you would have to check
with your ISP about the DNS addresses that you are using.


HTH

Robert Aldwinckle
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