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pdmackie

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on switching on on 13th March my laptop automatically updated windows.
since then any desktop shortcuts which pointed to a website now just bring up the google search screen.
this happens for both firefox and IE
same thing happens if I use windows search and then select one of the options
help please
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung
Make new shortcuts. :)

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My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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    Gateway
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    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
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pdmackie

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thanks for the prompt reply
I have tried this and unfortunately the same happens with the new shortcut
shortcuts to other programs still work ok
Pete
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung
thanks for the prompt reply
I have tried this and unfortunately the same happens with the new shortcut
shortcuts to other programs still work ok
Pete

Run this batch file.
After downloading it right click it & click properties & Unblock it.
Then right click it & choose run as administrator.
It COULD take 3 hours to finish.
You can leave it run in the background while you do other stuff on the internet.

View attachment dism.bat
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

pdmackie

New Member
thanks david
I have run the batch file and it reported that ssome corrections were made. Unfortunately the original problem still remains.
Pete
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung

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