Perhaps a visit too http://www.windowsbbs.com/ might be in order.
Excellent site ,always very helpfull.
But one of the mods of the XP section is a real piece of work. Uses the same name and avatar as me too.
darryl - could you post a couple of the non-working links here? Also, you might try doing start~run~cmd to open a DOS type window and then ipconfig /flushdns to clear your DNS cache. If it somehow got a bad link, that bad link will always be tried first and will always fail. This command simply clears the cache so it will rebuild with (hopefully) good DNS entries.
Excellent darryl. That will happen from time to time and the same fix should work.
XP (and 2K) hold a local database of address/name translations for sites you've visited. Makes it much quicker for you to get back since you don't have to get to the 'net to get a translation and then go to the site. But it doesn't care if the stored translation is good or bad.
There is a way to stop the local DNS caching completely but unless it gets to be a major issue, IMO not worth doing.
XP running fine. I formatted my hard drive to put it on but had originaly had it on my second drive which I have since reformatted to take it off. Problem now is when I start up it tries to boot from floppy then puts up 2 boxes with xp windows in. If I let it boot on its own OK . If I try to boot the other it says some dll file missing. How can I get rid of the second boot option please.....haydn...
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There is a hidden text file on your C: drive named boot.ini.
You can unhide and set it to something other than read only (as it probably is now) and simply remove the excess entries.
Or boot to the recovery console, to the command prompt section, and run the Bootcfg command to fix it up automatically. This is the safer option since you can render the system unable to boot if you mess up the manual edit.
But even that isn't a disaster since another trip to the recovery console and using the fixboot command will take care of that.