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Internet Explorer Content Advisor

By bluetone ·
Every time IE is launched we get a pop up that states "Please check your content advisor settings for missing Information". Have checked and everything looks ok.

Unless user goes to content advisor everytime IE is launched and disables it they cannot view any web content. It defaults back to maximum content advisor settings every time - the changes don't stick.

We have loaded latest version of IE, reloaded 98, and loaded 98SE all to no avail.

Running IE5.00.2919.6307CO
98SE
Etower 366i
98meg ram
366 Celeron

Trying to avoid reformatting the hard drive and starting over.

Thanks!

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by BV2 In reply to Internet Explorer Content ...

http://osiris.978.org/~brianr/nopics-ie/ has different "packages" that claim to permanently fix the content advisor - give 'em a shot

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by SyscoKid In reply to Internet Explorer Content ...

Hmm, this is different than most content advisor problems I've seen. Try this anyway, it can't hurt:

Click on Start, Run and type "regedit" and click OK. This brings you to the Registry Editor, which looks a bit like Windows Explorer.

First,make a backup by clicking on Registry, Export. Name it backup and click ok.

Now, if you have forgotten the Content Advisor password, you can delete it by browsing to this folder in Regedit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVer sion\Policies\Ratings
Select the icon called Key in the right-hand pane and press delete. Close Regedit.

You can now start Internet Explorer and goto View, Internet Options.... Select the Content tab, and click on Disable. When asked for a password, don't enter anything, just click on OK. This will disable Content Advisor, since there's no longer a password.

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by PhiltheGreat In reply to Internet Explorer Content ...

I have met this before: it is answered in
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q242/0/37.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0

CAUSE
This behavior can occur if the Ratings.pol file is damaged or corrupted.

RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, create a new Ratings.pol file:

Quit Internet Explorer.

Check your Windows\System folder to see if a Ratings.pol file exists.

NOTE: You must be able to view hidden files to view the Ratings.pol file. To view hidden files in My Computer or Windows Explorer, click Folder Options on the View menu in My Computer or Windows Explorer, click the View tab, click Show All Files, and then click OK.

There may not be a Ratings.pol file in the Windows\System folder. If there is no Ratings.pol file, skip to step 3. If there is a Ratings.pol file, rename it to Ratings.old.

For information about renaming files, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type renaming, and then double-click the "Renaming Files" topic.


Start InternetExplorer, click Cancel to close the error message, and then click Internet Options on the Tools menu.


Click the Content tab, and then click Settings in the Content Advisor area.
Type the Supervisor password, and then click OK.
Choose the ratings options that meet your needs, and then click OK.
When you restart Internet Explorer, the changes take effect.

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