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Can't open internet options

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by peque, Apr 20, 2004.

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  1. peque

    peque Thread Starter

    Apr 20, 2004
    I can't open the Internet Options dialog box, through Internet Explorer. When I click the button on the "Tools" pull down menu, I get a prompt that says,
    "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions on effect on this computer. Please contact your systems administrator" I don't even have them in control pannel..

    But this is a personal computer at home, not on any network. So I've been the only one on this computer. I already looked for the keys NoBrowserOptions & NoFolderOptions in the registry and nothing there, I also scanned the system with Spybot and Ad-aware, but they don't seem to remove any thing. Can some one help please? I don't know what to do any more!... :mad:

  2. Bman


    Apr 3, 2002
    Are you using TweakUI or another 'tweaking' program? If so... check to see if the internet options menu has been accidentally disabled. Can you use System Restore? Have you installed any new software recently? Sorry all questions, not many answers.
  3. Tact


    Sep 8, 2002

    spybot has a feature that disables messing with that. it seems you've only tried to "scan" for something using spybot. but what you should do is see if spybot has the "prevent anyone from editing internet options" check button.

    also the tweakUI thing. and are you sure your the ONLY computer user on that computer. any brothers, parents, sisters...or anyone use it at all? you never know.
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