When I go to tools, under Internet options, there is no general tab to set my homepage, how do I get that back?


When I go to tools, under internet options, there is no genral tab to set my homepage, how do I get that back?


This question was answered on November 10, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

PROBLEM: Internet Options under Tools on Internet Explorer is changed and the General Tab is no longer present To repair this issue you must fix a data value in the registry Please do the following

CLICK START BUTTON > CLICK ON RUN & type in regedit > this will take you to your registry, where you have to go to repair the issue.

Once there, on the left side there go to the following..


then click on Software

then click on Policies

then click on Microsoft

Then click on Internet Explorer

and then click Control Panel

You will see three entries in this area, they are.....(default) REG_SZ & Programs Tab_REG-DWRORD & General Tab REG-DWORD To the right of these there is a section with #'s in it referred to as "Data" The Data associated with the General Tab should read 0x00000000 (0).. if that data has a 1(one) instead of a 0 (zero) you need to change that data value back to 0 (zero) To do that do this.... right click on General Tab.........click modify... make sure here is a dot in Hexadecimal selecting it....and the number to the left under (Value Data) change that number to a 0 (zero) Close the registry edit After you do this the Internet Option under Tools will be normal again.

Hope this helps Good Luck!

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Posted by julie of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 10, 2004