Solved

This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer XP IE8

Posted on 2010-11-12
3
686 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Trying to help out my brother.  He can't type into any fields on web pages (the search box on google.com, username / password on websites, etc.  

I wanted to check his internet options.  But Tools, internet options gets this message:

This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer

It's on a workgroup (1 PC).  They had installed MCafee and Verizon fios apps when this problem started.

any ideas how to get into internet options / allow typing into fields?

0
Comment
Question by:ThisIsAToughOne
3 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
snailcat earned 250 total points
ID: 34125570
It sounds like this was restricted by his workgroup administrator.
0
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:lobo797
lobo797 earned 250 total points
ID: 34125607
Check Start > Right click My Computer > Properties.  You should see two rows of tabs.  If there is only four or five, then there is less than admin rights.  Try logging on with admin rights, if known.  Default should be Administer without a password.  Admin rights will be needed to dig much deeper.

All the best..
0
 

Author Comment

by:ThisIsAToughOne
ID: 34125868
snail - it's the only machine / no administrator
lobo - he's administrator.  That's the name of the account & what group he's a part of.

I wound up uninstalling mcafee, the verizon apps, windows live that somehow got installed, deleted temp files, used eusing registry cleaner (2000+ things were fixed) then uninstalled IE8.

Then installed IE8 again and things were working OK.

thanks.
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

It is only natural that we all want our PCs to be in good working order, improved system performance, so that is exactly how programs are advertised to entice. They say things like:            •      PC crashes? Get registry cleaner to repair it!    …
Issue: Unstable cursor in Windows XP and Windows runs extremely slow in that any click will bring up the Hour glass (sometimes for several seconds before giving you what you want) . Troubleshooting Process and the FINAL FIX: This issue see…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

747 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now