XP Control panel won't open Internet Options

  Grandad99 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 31 Jul 12

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

  Grandad99 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?

  buteman 31 Jul 12

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

  muddypaws 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 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 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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