Cannot change homepage on IE7

  etlcnes 13:13 02 Dec 2006

Hi there - hope someone out there can help me with this one. Doing a clean up on sister-in-laws machine and cannot seem to change the homepage on IE - whenever I change it, apply it, and reboot it reverts to click here

Any ideas as to the problem

Set up is Dell 3100 Running XP XP2

  anskyber 13:38 02 Dec 2006

Choose whichever you want from the list (usually keep current provider) and continue.

  etlcnes 13:48 02 Dec 2006

All I get is a blue screen (no not of death) but there is no list to choose from

  terryf 13:50 02 Dec 2006

have you got AV and anti-spyware, if so I would do a full scan, you may have a nasty

  etlcnes 13:52 02 Dec 2006

Ran blueyonder antivirus, spyware doctor, ad-aware and reg mechanic - problem still there

  anskyber 14:03 02 Dec 2006

When IE7 was installed was the anti virus disabled as required?

If all was well before IE7 try an uninstall, it will roll back to IE6 and a reinstall. One final thought if IE7 has old add ons like toolbars try disabling them to see if it runs OK.

To disable go to tools, manage add ons and disable. If all is well then I suggest a complete clear out and re install of add ons like tool bars.

  rawprawn 14:11 02 Dec 2006

I would guess that one of her security programs has "Lock IE Homepage" ticked (F-Secure does this for me)

  anskyber 14:22 02 Dec 2006

Good thinking, Spybot also does it.

  etlcnes 14:55 02 Dec 2006

Will try these and see how I get on - one day my nephew will learn not to install things on this damned machine!!!

  etlcnes 15:24 02 Dec 2006

Thanks all - sorted it

Thanks for all the help!

  anskyber 15:33 02 Dec 2006

Just out of interest, what was the problem in the end?

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