Subscriber Lois Petrilak wrote for help with Internet Explorer:
When I tried to open Windows Internet Explorer on our computer (Windows XP, home network), it kept telling me to make sure that the path or internet address is correct.
I suspect that my McAfee program may have something to do with it. My laptop is fine but it does not have McAfee on although the laptop is on a network with the pc.
I have no idea what the path or internet address is. I don’t know how to repeat the beginning of the message but I will try.
Cannot find http://(4 small boxes, a u with a line over it, another small box and a Y with a line over it/. Perhaps I should add that my Outlook Express still operates. Can you help?
I wrote back to Lois tot make sure that she was trying to open IE itself and not trying to double-click on a web site shortcut she had made on her Windows Desktop.
It looks like her home page URL in IE is corrupted. Fortunately, the fix should fairly easy… and can be done in either of a couple ways.
First, you can open Internet Explorer and ignore the error form the moment. Then, type the desired home page URL, such as http://www.google.com , into the address bar, and press the Enter key to open it.
Next, on the IE menu bar, select Tools > Internet Options > General Tab. At the top where it says "Home page" click the Use Current button. Click Apply and then OK.
The other way to get to the Internet Options dialog box is Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Internet Options.
At that point, you can type the desired Home page URL into the Home page box and click the Apply and OK buttons.