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29-03-2001, 08:47 PM
When starting up Internet Explorer it will not accept any address because of the content advisor settings. I have to open Internet Options, go to Content Advisor, then Settings and click the box for Users can see sites that have no ratings. I have to do this each time as I can't get it to apply the settings permanently. Any ideas?

29-03-2001, 09:58 PM
This happened to me tonight too.. try this.
This behavior can occur if the Ratings.pol file is damaged or corrupted, or if there is another Ratings.pol file located in the C:\Windows folder.

To resolve this issue, create a new Ratings.pol file:

Quit Internet Explorer.

Check your Windows\System folder to see if a Ratings.pol file exists.

NOTE: You must be able to view hidden files to view the Ratings.pol file. To view hidden files in My Computer or Windows Explorer, click Folder Options on the View menu in My Computer or Windows Explorer, click the View tab, click Show All Files, and then click OK.

Note that there may not be a Ratings.pol file in the Windows\System folder. If there is no Ratings.pol file, skip to step 3. If there is a Ratings.pol file, rename it to Ratings.old.

For information about how to rename files, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type renaming, and then double-click the 'Renaming Files' topic.

Start Internet Explorer, click Cancel to close the error message, and then click Internet Options on the Tools menu.

Click the Content tab, and then click Settings in the Content Advisor area.

Type the Supervisor password, and then click OK.

NOTE: If you do not know or have forgotten the Supervisor password, please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for assistance. For information about how to contact Microsoft Product Support Services, please visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Choose the ratings options that meet your needs, and then click OK.

When you restart Internet Explorer, the changes take effect.