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    Can someone help me please. When I try to open a hyperlink (for example a shortcut on the desktop) sometimes a little box will pop up and tell me that fastbrowser.exe (a program that opens files of the type URL Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) is unable to be found.

    I think I must of deleted it asomehow. Does any one know how I can reinstall this program and why does it not happen all the time?
    Many thanks for the help


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    be sure to reinstall the program
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    Fastbrowser is a browser add on and probably was installed on your system at some stage. You may have deleted the file or altered your browser in some way but the command to use fastbrowser still exists, probably in the registry somwhere.
    As suggested reinstall it and then UNINSTALL it.
    Do you really want 127 pages open at once?????

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    Thanks for the replies guys... I would re- install fastbrowser...but I don't know where to install it from. Can I download it from the net or is it on windows 98?...once again your help would be appreciated!!

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    Try choice 2 .

    http://www.windows-help.net/windows98/ie50-11.shtml
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q194177
    W95 you have 3 choices . With W98 , if you have IE5.1 or higher & you
    still have IE4 installed the following applies . No IE4 only 2 choices .
    IE5.5 if over the top of 5.1 , offers 3 choices .

    You can install IE5.1 straight over 4 . A big feature with IE5 is that
    it can be repaired without uninstalling . Here is how to do it . Open
    Control Panel , Add / Remove , click on Microsoft Internet Explorer ,
    then click on add / remove down the bottom . This opens a window with
    3 choices .

    Choice 1. Add , insert your IE5 install program & you can find other
    items you may not have installed 1st time .

    Choice 2. Repair , fixes problems that may crop up with IE5 / Outlook

    Choice 3. If unfixable , removes IE5 & goes back to IE4 , now if you
    want to you can reinstall IE5 or a later version or another browser
    altogether .

    No Microsoft Internet Explorer in Control Panel !
    http://www.windows-help.net/windows98/ie50-11.shtml
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q194177
    Start > Run , key in msinfo32 and press Enter . Click on Tools > IE Repair Tool or Start >
    Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information . Click on Tools > IE Repair Tool .

    Internet Explorer Repair tool from a command prompt:
    http://www.windows-help.net/windows98/ie50-11.shtml
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q194177
    Click Start , and then click Run .
    In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK :
    rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE5Maintenance "C:Program FilesInternet ExplorerSetupSETUP.EXE" /g "C:WINDOWSIE Uninstall Log.Txt"
    NOTE : This command is case sensitive.

    W2000 > Start > Run
    then enter exactly (case/space-sensitive)
    rundll32.exe setupwbv.dll,IE5Maintenance
    this will give you the IE Repair dialog... proceed to repair IE

    Repair IE6 .
    http://www.3dspotlight.com/tweaks/ie6/index.shtml
    http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/442/

    How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP (Q318378)
    http://support.microsoft.com/search/...;en-us;Q318378
    http://is-it-true.org/nt/xp/utips/utips13.shtml
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_ie_reinstall.htm

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q194177
    http://help.earthlink.net/techsuppor...1680.help.html
    http://www.netcom.net.uk/support/win/nc5/repair1.htm

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    I had the same problem with the stupid Fastbrowser. tried reinstalling it, btw u can get it fastbrowser.net i think.

    reinstalling and uninstalling again didnt work, had to fix the registry.
    follow these steps...

    start> run > type regedit ( opens registry editor)
    In the menu Edit > Search and enter:
    "URL:Hypertext" with out the quotes ofcourse.

    you should be taken to the http folder somewhere in HKEY_CURRENT_MACHINE i think,
    ok look for another folder called shell under it and expand. you should see Fast Browser in it. Expand and under that you will see command folder and also the key pointing it to Fastbrowser.exe.
    To be safe and not to delete it I just changed to point it IE like dbl click on the key and enter the IE path in the Value data
    "C:Program FilesInternet ExplorerIEXPLORE.exe" "%1"

    click on, now all the shortcuts should be opening with IE.

    please be careful when editing the registry not to delete any of stuff by accident it would be hard for the computer to figure out things later on, well thats what they say anyways ... :smile:



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    Strange.... I dont seem o have a slight reference to it anywahere on my hard drive and everything works fine (i use ME)
    -Alex
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