I was stumped yesterday when a client complained that his internet explorer browser would no longer let him type a web site into the address bar using the format XYZ.COM, but instead had to type the format http://WWW.XYZ.COM for the address bar to work. I could not figure out why. Obviously this is a great inconvenience having to type the entire web address and protocol.
His Dell machine is "clean" no hijackers, etc. It uses windows xp home.
I have run SFC /scannow and tried unchecking the Internet Explorer app in the ADD/REMOVE Programs, and then re-checking the box.
None of this has worked. Any ideas gentlemen?
Thanks in advance.