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Delphi 2007 problem opening a URL

I use the command:
ShellExecute(0, 'OPEN', 'http://www.experts-exchange.com', nil, nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);

from Delphi, and initially it worked. Now, however i get some CPU error and the CPU monitor shows up when i execute this command. Any tips?
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try this:
ShellExecute(GetDesktopWindow, 'open', 'http://www.experts-exchange.com', nil, nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
or if you call it from form
ShellExecute(Handle, 'open', 'http://www.experts-exchange.com', nil, nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);

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Ok, when executing the EXE file i get  error:

'' is not a valid integer

This is how i pass the command:

ShellExecute(GetDesktopWindow, 'open', PChar(s), nil, nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
Its an ECONVERT error
When i put the command in the "FormCreate" it works, but not later... The instatiation of the form blocks?
Geert Thanx

It works when i run just the exe, but why does it create an exception?
Ahhh - sorry, my fault. I converted a non existing string to int....

Still - why the exception?
something to do with a breakpoint in ntdll.dll i believe
you get this for nearly all microsoft applications
they probably don't like other debuggers ...