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unable to reset IE settings


Vista Ultimate IE9

Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Reset/Reset
then there a red x next to applying default settings.

What can I do?

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Never come across that before - I suggest you follow the steps here to uninstall & reinstall IE9 .....

How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

Is your Vista installation fully updated to SP 2 ?

How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

BTW - this is an IE issue - thread moved to the IE forum.

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Fix It can't help me. I have the latest Service Pack.
I also can't run any programs. example: malwarebytes.
I downloaded exe fix but I get the same popup message.

The popup tells me the parameter is incorrect.

When I was trying to take care of the first problem I went into the computer/properties/secutity area. I don't know how I did it but I removed Special permissions and don't know how to return it. I have all other boxes ticked. I think my problems are in this area somewhere.

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I am not familiar with Vista, but I suggest you restore your System through System Restore to a point prior to these problems.

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I am in Safe Mode now and I can access the programs but still can't reset the defaults.
I ran Malwarebytes. Nothing detected.

Just finished System Restore. Didn't help me with my problem.


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I can't help you with any changes you made to Special Permissions - I have never used Vista and Windows 7 is somewhat different and I would say that with your posted experience you should not have ventured into that area.

If this is a case of permissions run IE as an Administrator (right click on IE in Programs > Run as Administrator and see if you are able to reset IE.

It would help to know why you feel that you need to reset IE.

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I need to return to safe mode. Be right back.

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I'm back in safe mode. Can't reset the defaults.

I wanted to reset because, when I'm not yet in IE and click on a desktop icon it won't open. When I open IE everything is fine. I was trying to correct this problem by resetting and the more I tried the deeper in trouble I got.


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Is it only the IE icon which fails to function or all Desktop icons?

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All Desktop icons. My IE icon is in the quick launch. No problem opening IE.

Going into All Programs I can't open anything in there.


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In that case I suggest you start a new thread in the Vista forum titled ' Cannot start programs from Desktopicons or All Programs'.

This is a Vista problem not IE.

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OK but I started in the Vista forum and was moved into here but I'll try it again. Thanks for trying to help me out.

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Agreed - I originally thought it was an IE specific problem.

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