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Sue Heidlebaugh
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2001 - 6:37 pm:   

a student at school set a password on a computer while using the internet explorer. We are unable to figure out what the password is and unable to get passed this screen. It talks about the content advisor. How do I fix this computer so it can be used on the internet without completely wiping out the computer?
V (Vera)
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 - 1:59 pm:   

came across this and tried it out on my win98 pc and it did work. you didn't say what version windows that pc is running.

If you have entered a password and cannot remember it, you will have to do the following :

Close all Internet Explorer windows.
Click on Start, go to Run
Type in regedit and click OK.
( advise making a backup of your registry before proceeding )
Go to the following entry as specified in the path below :


and delete the key in this folder, leaving the default untouched

Once this is done, restart in MS-DOS mode.
Change the directory to windows\system by entering CD\WINDOWS\SYSTEM at the Dos prompt.
Enter the command DELTREE RATINGS.POL to remove the file.
Now restart the machine.
You should now be able to use Internet Explorer without the Content Advisor being active

hope it works for you
V (Vera)
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 - 2:12 pm:   

if it happens that the pc is running win me, then i have learned win me has very limited dos support and i haven't had the opportunity to work with win me. if brent hughes is out there, maybe some input will follow on the win me aspect of the above method
Arlene Heavner
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 12:39 pm:   

I run Windows 95 OS, I had Internet Explorer 5.01 and downloaded an upgrade 5.5SP2. I installed it and now it takes 6,7,or 8 hours to do what it took me 2 hours to do before.

I tried to delete it in the add/remove program but I can't, a window comes up that says, repair internet or reinstall the previous version, both of which result in the same time problem.

Is there a genious out there? HELP!!!!!!!

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