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Solved: internet options missing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tony007, Apr 3, 2008.

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  1. tony007

    tony007 Banned Thread Starter

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    My internet options icon has gone missing in control panel when I click on it in tools in internet explorer nothing happens. I have tried a few spyware scans nothing significant found, also one system restore to the previouse day internet options did not appear. I am on windows xp pro anyone know where my internet options has gone and how do I get it back? Thanks.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Search system32 for inetcpl.cpl. If not found, do you have an XP CD to extarct it from?
     
  3. Tufenuf

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    tony007, If you have Spybot S&D installed open it, choose Advanced mode, click on "Tools", click on "IE Tweaks and uncheck "Lock IE Control Panel etc.". If this isn't applicable to you go to the link below, click on Security and there's 2 vbs files you may want to try.

    Disable/Enable Setting Internet Options

    Fix Internet Options Restriction

    Instructions are on the page.

    http://www.dougknox.com/index.html

    Tufenuf
     
  4. tony007

    tony007 Banned Thread Starter

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    Elvandil I looked but I could not find it, yes I have an xp cd would a repair (upgrade) install suffice. Tufenut I did that with spybot but the control panel box was already unchecked I clicked on the link for vbs but got the message that the page had moved. I am now considering an upgrade reinstall I should not lose to much and the file may be reinstalled. Thanks both I will post back if this is not resolved.
     
  5. Tufenuf

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    tony007, " I clicked on the link for vbs but got the message that the page had moved."

    That's strange as I just tried the link(s) and all worked fine including the download link.

    Tufenuf
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Put your XP CD in and close the window if it pops up.

    Go to Start > Run, and type:

    cmd

    At the command prompt, type:

    expand D:\i386\inetcpl.cp_ C:\Windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl

    (adjusting drive letters to suit your system).

    Try it.
     
  7. tony007

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    The upgrade install seems to have worked I now have my internet options icon back and everything seems to be in order, thanks to both of you for your help.
     
  8. Elvandil

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    Great, Thanks for following up.

    You can mark your own threads "solved" using the Thread Tools above.
     
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