Guys, i need your help bout browsers..?

guys, i recently formated my pc, installed a new copy of xp and installed mozilla firefox, my problem is, when i typed a word in firefox address bar, for example "google" it should redirect me to www.google.com but now it always direct me to http://google/ how can i fix this issue? i know there is... show more guys, i recently formated my pc, installed a new copy of xp and installed mozilla firefox, my problem is, when i typed a word in firefox address bar, for example "google" it should redirect me to www.google.com but now it always direct me to http://google/

how can i fix this issue? i know there is something wrong w/ my pc.. please help

here's a screen capture
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/7291/whyty1.jpg

same thing happens in IE

please take a time to answer my question, thanks guys ^^
Update: thanks for the answer guys, im currently using firefox 2.0.0.12 (latest version) its not bout browser versions, same issue happens in IE7 im always using firefox browser, coz of it feature to automatically directing to a site, for example: just by typing yahoo in address bar, it will/should redirect you to... show more thanks for the answer guys, im currently using firefox 2.0.0.12 (latest version) its not bout browser versions, same issue happens in IE7

im always using firefox browser, coz of it feature to automatically directing to a site, for example: just by typing yahoo in address bar, it will/should redirect you to www.yahoo.com

guys with techy knowledge, please help ^^
Update 2: guys, i appreciate all your answers, the ctrl+enter helps me figuring it out,. after being directed to http://google/ i press ctrl+enter and shows me a site., http://www.akratz.com/index.php?q= here's a screenie http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/6813/why2sv1.jpg i already scanned my pc using nod32... show more guys, i appreciate all your answers, the ctrl+enter helps me figuring it out,. after being directed to http://google/ i press ctrl+enter and shows me a site., http://www.akratz.com/index.php?q=

here's a screenie
http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/6813/why2sv1.jpg

i already scanned my pc using nod32 smart security3 and kaspersky internet security7

i guess i have to reformat my pc again :<
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