Solved: Internet Explorer 7 & add-ons

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alwrmc

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I just reformatted and clean installed Windows XP Pro SP3 (and subsequent updates) on an old Dell Inspiron 1100 notebook. Finally got all the correct drivers and everything seems to be back on track again, except.....
Whenever I start Internet Explorer 7 it comes up and says that "Internet Explorer is currently running without add-ons"
It then tells me that "to browse using add-ons, close Internet Explorer and then start it again"
I have done that several times but it keeps coming back to the running without add-ons message. What have I managed to bypass? Is there a place where ActiveX controls can be "turned on/off"? I can use IE 7 but it is rather annoying to have to click past that message everytime. If I click on "Tools" the pull down menu has a "Manage Add-ons" but it is greyed out. :confused:
 

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Geez!! Never mind, I just found the problem. On the Target line for the program at the very end was "-extoff" (without the quotes). I have no idea how that managed to be included, but once I removed it, it's working normally again.
 
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