Internet settings opens instead of internet

May 26, 2011 at 18:19:37
Specs: Windows
Everytime I click on the internet to open it, it opens up the internet settings. So, I click okay and it just closes the settings but never opens the internet afterwards. My internet is working because I am still able to use my laptop and wifi. I ran a scan and it cleaned everything and checked my firewall settings but it still won't let me open the internet. Help?

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May 26, 2011 at 20:21:02
Oh boy. Start by telling us what you mean by "the internet"? Internet Explorer? Which version? What happens when you right click on it & select 'open home page'?

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May 26, 2011 at 21:45:24
Assuming the icon you're clicking is a shortcut to the application, right-click it and go to Properties. On the Shortcut tab in the Target box, it should look something like this:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplorer.exe"
What does yours say?

Optionally, you can go to that folder, find the iexplorer application, right-click it, and click Send To > Desktop (create shortcut).

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.

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