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Internet Options Missing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kbmcruiser, Jun 30, 2013.

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  1. kbmcruiser

    kbmcruiser Thread Starter

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    I am experiencing a same issue as one in a previous thread dated in 2008 thread #699956. Missing internet options in control panel...I experience many difficulties w/ IE 8 running XP Home Edition. Obviously with internet options missing, I cannot tweak anything, missing toolbars, unable to download and upgrade software off the internet in most cases, etc. When I tried to run inetcpl.cpl nothing happens. The solution in the above mentioned thread was to get the XP CD and extract the file. My pc came preloaded w/ no disk. I have also searched via cmd and file search and located numerous listings of inetcpl.cpl files on my hard drive including system32 folder and servicepackfiles\i386 folder. What are my best options here?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Try Start > Run:

    C:\Windows\System32\control.exe C:\Windows\System32\inetcpl.cpl

    Does anything come up?
     
  3. kbmcruiser

    kbmcruiser Thread Starter

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    Delayed response was due to vacation...I attempted your run command but nothing happened. I couldn't even cut/paste but double checked to verify the command was correct as typed. I'd appreciate any other avenues you may suggest.
     
  4. Phantom010

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    Can you confirm you are also missing the Internet Options inside IE8 > Tools > Internet Options?
     
  5. kbmcruiser

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    I do not have a toolbar to speak of with IE8 (no FILE EDIT VIEW FAVORITES TOOLS HELP) and I have tried unsuccessfully to attach a screen shot to show what I'm dealing with. Also, the Internet Options icon exists in the control panel but when clicked, nothing happens.
     
  6. Phantom010

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    What if you right-click an empty space on the toolbar and put a check mark on Menu bar?

    You may have to reinstall IE.
     
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