Re: Tools > Internet Options Problem - FIX
It might be a security program blocking the Registry change it needs to
make. A few, but not all, of the programs now doing this are:
IBM Access Connections
McAfee VirusScan and/or Antispyware
Spybot> Tools> IE Tweaks
Zone Alarm (free) 6.5 Reported to be fixed in later versions.
In the case of Zone Alarm 6.5 or Norton 2007 it actually has to be
uninstalled. Make sure the Windows Firewall is turned on until you
reinstall Zone Alarm.
Boot into Safe Mode with Networking and try the change.
"Steve J" <Steve J@discussions.microsoft.com
> wrote in message
> My problem with Internet Options is that when I click to select it, I get
> message that "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in
> on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." This is a
> computer running XP Home Edition and I am the only user. I uninstalled
> Windows Expplorer 7, then reinstalled it. I still have the same problem.
> Any ideas? Thanks.
> "Kimberly" wrote:
>> Yes it works. The problem is with the inetcpl.cpl file that Microsoft
>> updated on my computer. In short here are the instructions for dealing
>> the inetcpl.cpl file:
>> Copy File From C:\WINDOWS\ie7\inetcpl.cpl
>> Copy File To C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetcpl.cpl
>> The copy From file is 350 KB; it will replace the 1775 KB file.
>> "Kimberly" wrote:
>> > I'm having the same problem. I haven't installed anything new. I
>> > suspect is
>> > was a Microsoft auto upgrade that created this problem.
>> > "Bobby Z" wrote:
>> > > I can no longer select Tools > Internet Options in IE7. When I try,
>> > > there is
>> > > just a real quick flash and nothing appears. Also, the phishing
>> > > filter is no
>> > > longer able to check any websites.
>> > >
>> > > Runnings Windows XP Version 2002 SP2