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    Can't open Tools/Interner Options (IE 6 SP1)

    When I click Tools/Internet Options I get a Restrictions window. Message is "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact System Administrator."
    I use a home PC running Win ME and am not on a network.
    Appreciate help.
    Trimer

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    Re: Can't open Tools/Interner Options (IE 6 SP1)

    Your registry might have gotten set to deny you access to that dialog. How, I don't know, but where to look: start with this thread, which points to this registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftInternet ExplorerControl Panel

    If you have never mucked with the registry before, please search the Lounge for a discussion of registry backups as a first step.

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    Re: Can't open Tools/Interner Options (IE 6 SP1)

    Actually, if he gets absolutely nothing after clicking the "Internet Options", then this is the "NoBrowserOptions" setting. This is not in the "Control Panel" key, but instead is the the "Restrictions" key. It will be a registry value located here:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftInternet ExplorerRestrictions]
    NoBrowserOptions=

    Presently it is set to "1" (dword = 0x00000001). Change this value to "0" (dword = 0x00000000) and the problem will be fixed.

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    (In theory, it could also be in the HKLM hive, but I would look in HKCU first...)

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    Re: Can't open Tools/Interner Options (IE 6 SP1)

    They don't make it easy, do they? I guess that's why we have this board. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Can't open Tools/Interner Options (IE 6 SP1)

    R2,
    It worked. Many thanks. Don't know how value got changed but did virus sweep with 2 different programs and found no virus attack.
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    Re: Can't open Tools/Interner Options (IE 6 SP1)

    jsher,
    R2's fix worked. I appreciate your help.
    Trimer

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