RE: Internet Optioms

Thank you, nass, for your reply. I downloaded and installed IE8 after
searching and up to now it appears to have corrected the issue with Internet
options. I can now access I.O. no problem, but thanks again anyway.

"nass" wrote:

"digijack" wrote:

Running HP Pavilion Win XP Home SP3.
I recently had no tools button which used to be on the right-hand side of
the toolbar. This issue was corrected as a direct result of installing 7 MS
updates. I was reluctant to install these updates, for it was the
installation of the SP3 that created the problem of not having a tools button
in the first place. Everything was fine before installing SP3. The
insallation of SP3 was done via the yellow shield that appears from time to
inform me that there are updates available. That is the history of how I came
to install SP3. Now for the subject matter.

When Internet Options in the drop-down menu is clicked, nothing happens.
This is also the case in Control Panel when that icon is double clicked. I
didn't expect it to behave differently, but we try these things, don't we?

I have searched different XP links within the MS site but have not yet found
a solution to this problem of Internet Options. Please help.

Thank you.

Open a run command and type in:
regedit click [OK} and locate this key:

[-]HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \
"NoBrowserOptions" Delete this Entry.
Close the Registry and Reboot your machine, are you able to access the IE

Run a thorough scan by doing the following steps:
1... First, try to clean up your caches, Internet files and delete cookies
by doing this:
Click Start >> Control Panel >> Double click Network and Internet
Connections >> Double click Internet Options.
On the IE properties windows you will see these Tabs:
General | Security | Privacy | Content | Connections | Programs |
Under General Tab clear your History, Internet Files and Cookies.
Then click on Advanced tab and scroll down to under the Browsing Option:
[&] Browsing
[ ] Enable Third-Party browser extensions (Req Rest) uncheck this box.
Then click on Programs Tab and click Manage Add-Ons and Disable all non
Verified Add-Ons (You should Renable them later one-by-one and see the
culprit and update it or remove it.
How to manage Add-Ons:
Scan for malware from here:
SuperAntispyware - Free

Run a scan from here on-line:
Download Avast Cleaner (offline scanner) from here:
Comodo BOClean : Anti-Malware Version 4.27

Run disk clean up on your Drive.
You can download this tool o run clean up:
Run Disk Clean Up on your Drive.