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By rtangney ·
I'm getting "This operation has been cancelled due to restricions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator" when trying to access 'internet options' in IE5.5 and when trying to view folder 'options' in windows explorer.(win9 I suspect the answer(s) will be somewhere in the registry, but I don't want to go poking around in there without some idea of where to begin. This is a home PC and we don't have an in-house administrator...

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by mickeythecat In reply to Contact System Administra ...

This doesn't sound like a simple gliche in the reg, it sounds like someone has been playing in forbidden places. The easiest, though not necessarily the quickest solution would be to backup your data then uninstall and reinstall everything. If youbelieve the problem to be simply garbage in your registry, there are some good registry cleaners out there - Mcafee on line (www.mcafee.com)does some good cleanup as does pc pitstop (www.pcpitstop.com). System mechanic will clean out a lot of the garbage and a little free program called easy cleaner is also good. Microsoft also has a program called regclean. All these can be downloaded off the net. It is also possible you have a virus and Mcafee viruscan on line would tell you.

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by Soekratis In reply to Contact System Administra ...

As suggested by answer 1, I think the best bet is to have the system re-install. The earlier user on the system must have done lots of customizations to apply certain restriction. This can be done not only through the regedit or policy editor but many third-party software. To really remove all these changes, and have everything set to its default value, reformating the harddisk and re-installing the operating system and applications is the best option.

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Soekratis

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