XP Control panel won't open Internet Options

  Grandad99 17:10 PM 31 Jul 12

Just installed latest update of free Zone Alarm and it has made itself my home page. Trying to acees Internet Options from the control panel but although I can open all the others I can't open this.

Is there another way to get at it and revert to my preferred home page?

  Nontek 17:25 PM 31 Jul 12

You should access Internet Options from within Internet Explorer. In I.E. go to Tools>Internet Options.

  Grandad99 18:28 PM 31 Jul 12

Thanks - I should have rembered that but it's a long time since i last used it.

However although the last item on the drop down Tools menu is Internet Options nothing happens when I select it. Has Zone Alarm possibly overriden it?

  birdface 18:45 PM 31 Jul 12

System restore to before you installed Zone alarm maybe.providing it was working ok then.

  muddypaws 20:21 PM 31 Jul 12


I had this problem a year or so back.

If you go to C/Windows/System32 and scroll down below the folders and find


Right click on it and send to desktop that desktop shortcut should work.

I still can't access it normally.

Pretty sure that's what I did.

  muddypaws 21:04 PM 31 Jul 12

I can also open the short cut by right clicking and 'open with'/ Control panel.

Whether you can over write the Control Panel/ internet options with a copy paste I don't know and I am not going to try! (- }}

  Sea Urchin 22:32 PM 31 Jul 12

Go to Start - Run - type in

sfc /scannow (note the space between sfc and /)

and then click OK.

It will then run a repair scan and you may need to insert the XP disk if asked for it.


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