When I double click on the IE logo on my desktop it won't bring up my browser. The only way I can get a browser page displayed is to access it through Windows Explorer and click in IE there? How do I fix it and how could this happen when it was working ok before? Many thanks.
This is weird - I've just clicked on both the quick launch ie and the desktop ie icons and browser windows have opened for each when they wouldn't previously. This has happened earlier but when I reboot they don't work and I have to come back in through windows explorer. It's driving me mad - would reinstalling windows or reformatting the hard drive help?
Also I've had a look around the site to find out about system restore - I'm running Win 98 SE and it seems that doesn't have the system restore facility.
no sorry windows 98 doesnt have system restore. i was guessing you had xp as you did not say.
as to why your shortcuts work sometimes and then dont i have no idea sorry, when was the last time they worked ok without problems and what software have you installed or uninstalled since then if any?
also try clicking 'start/run' then type 'sfc' and click ok and insert your windows cdrom when/if prompted to do so. long shot but this will check your system for damaged or missing system files and may help, you never know. wont do any harm.