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Old 05-22-2005, 04:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone seen this before? Went to access Internet Options from tools and pop up say's, "Operation cancelled. Due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Contact system administrator." Only I use this XP and if I go through start or firewall I do get to Internet Options, everything else is there only my my homepage is not only gone but grayed out!!! I am just learning and have explored all sorts of sites without knowing about spyware,virus' etc. But nothing illegal,ever. What is it and how do I find out who did this? Thank You

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Old 05-22-2005, 10:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, you should first search the forums, but what version of XP? Home or Pro?


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Old 05-22-2005, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Did you get this off a network? Like maybe a school pc?
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Old 05-22-2005, 11:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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IF this is your computer.. go to
Start -> run -> type 'regedit'
Now a widow will come up, look for this key:
HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present

If that is there, that is why you are no longer able to access the IE options.
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