internet options

  georgie2 16:39 21 Mar 2003

today i tried to access my internet options from the tools menu and a box appeared saying
"restriction. this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer, please contact your system administrator"
anyone please help

  powerless 16:41 21 Mar 2003

Are you the admin and are you logged on as admin?

  powerless 16:42 21 Mar 2003

What operating system?

  georgie2 16:44 21 Mar 2003

yes and yes
windows xp

  georgie2 16:53 21 Mar 2003

yes and yes windows xp

  georgie2 07:49 24 Mar 2003

please if anyone can help, i would be very grateful

  xtreme_computing 08:03 24 Mar 2003

check that it is not disabled

goto start /run box and type gpedit.msc

click administrative templates-


windows components-

internet explorer-

browser menu-

and look at any settings that may be enabled there,especially tools menu:disable internet options, make sure its set to not configure

  georgie2 15:20 24 Mar 2003

when i typed in run box a message in a box came up "windows cannot find gped.msc. make sure you typed the name correctly, and the try again. to search for a file click start button then click search"
tried that but clicking the button did nothing

  georgie2 17:32 24 Mar 2003

would it be easier if i just done a retore to put everything back to how it was

  xtreme_computing 12:25 25 Mar 2003

i take it you are on xp home, as the instructions above i gave are for xp pro, as your problem is normally related to a system setting that has been changed, and this can only be changed in xp pro and not xp home

have you/or someone else used any software that can cause this problem, i.e tweak xp or someting if you have such software this setting can be changed.

this link can also help as the setting may be disabled via the registry click here

  georgie2 14:39 27 Mar 2003

thank you extreme_computing this worked a treat, any advice on how to get msn back

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