Internet Options

By capitalusa ·
I recently went into my Control Panel to open Internet Options. Nothing opened, it seems I have the icon but nothing else. I am using Windows XP 2pack.
I can't figure out where or how it disappeared

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Can you still...

by Steffi28 In reply to Internet Options

Open internet opitions from your browser? and which browser are you using have you recently updated??

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Just Checking...

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Internet Options

I think I'm following....

You open Control Panel. You see the icon for Internet Options. Nothing happens when you double click it.

If that is the case, here's something you can try:
(this is assuming you have IE6 or IE7 working properly and can accesss Internet Options from the Tools menu inside the browser)

Go to another computer that is also running XP.
Using a floppy diskette, a USB memory stick or a recordable CD, copy the file named 'inetcpl.cpl' from their C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Copy that file into your C:\Windows\System32 directory over-writing the copy that may currently be there. (you will need to have 'Show Hidden Files and Folders' selected in Folder Options in order to see this file)
Now try to open Internet Options inside Control Panel.

If you do not see the Internet Options icon, download TweakUI for XP ( Amoung it's many capabilities, it has a convenient tool for easily activating and deactivating Control Panel options.
<word to the wise> be careful making changes using TweakUI if you are unsure what you are doing and always have XP System Restore turned on and a valid system backup.

Please let me know if this helps.

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Thank you

by capitalusa In reply to Just Checking...

I do not have access to another computer with Xp at the present time and i don't feel secure in using the tweak you suggested., but thank you very much for the reply. I made copy and when I get access to another XP i will try your solution to the problem.

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by carmella5171 In reply to Internet Options

I am having the same problem.. I have Windows XP pack2 and I once had my internet options and now it won't open.. I click on internet options and the window flashes up quickly showing no info and then is gone.

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Have you tried....

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Internet Options

to open Internet Options from the Tools menu when Internet Explorer is open?

- If you are able to open it that way but not in Control Panel, then follow the steps found in my previous post entitled 'Just Checking.'
- If you are unable to open it even from within Internet Explorer, then your issue could very well be related to Spyware, Adware, Malware or a Trojan Virus. Please let me know if that is the case and I'll provide you with steps and recommendations for repairing that.

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by capitalusa In reply to Internet Options

I still have not found the solution to the problem. If and when I do I will passs it on to you.

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Try these two options

by IC-IT In reply to Internet Options

If you just recently installed the IE7 update then;
copy ieproxy.dll from the Program Files\Internet Explorer folder to the Windows\System32 folder.

Then either open a cmd prompt or use the Start ? Run and type -

Regsvr32 ieproxy.dll

For other fixes try here;

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What happened?

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Internet Options

Were you able to resolve your issue?
If so, what was the fix?

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by capitalusa In reply to What happened?

Thank you for your interest.
As to the problem I have not found a solution and am still searching for the answer to the problem'
Thanks again

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Perhaps I can help...

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Internet options

What happened when you tried each of the suggestions in the previous posts?
I never saw direct answers.

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