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Solved: Can't get into Internet ... at all

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by aster48, Jul 4, 2007.

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  1. aster48

    aster48 Thread Starter

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    First of all, we have XP on this particular laptop. My husband did NOT download any new programs at the time ... this just came up out of the blue.

    We're getting the "this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator" error message He IS the system administrator.

    No one has tampered with the computer here. No one else even uses it but my husband! He can't get into User Config or Admin tools, either. We can't download any anti-spyware programs or do a scan or even download Hijack this. We HAD AVG and AdAware on it previously. The helpful support people told us to take it off and put them on a disk. Why do I have the sinking feeling that that was a mistake?

    I see others have had a simliar problem here, so I don't feel too bad. But it would help if we can get into the Net with this computer! Thank you for any assistance you might offer.
     
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    From Microsoft Knowledge Base article 894179:

    In Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following when you try to open the Internet Options dialog box:

    This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.
    This issue may occur after you click Open, Save, or Cancel in a File Download - Security Warning dialog box.


    CAUSE
    This issue occurs because you try to download a MIME-type file that has a Content-Disposition content header.

    See the rest here http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/wi...eration-has-been-canceled-due-to-restrictions
     
  3. aster48

    aster48 Thread Starter

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    I did read that previously, thanks. Strangely, my husband had not loaded any new files even remotely fitting that description ... as far as we knew, anyway ... which made the situation very puzzling.

    The problem seems to have finally gone away by itself after fiddling around. I have no idea HOW we got the Internet back, but I ain't questioning it.

    I guess this is solved. Thank you!
     
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    Glad you're back online, I get a lot done just fiddling around as well.
     
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