Mine is fixed!

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by whatiswrongnow, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. after 4 days with emails to Microsoft, i was sent a fix.zip file and I
    installed that and my Active X works!! I would gladly send the file if anyone
    else thinks they can use it! I now see my Add/Remove Programs and I can
    download. I received this message today from Microsoft:

    Thanks for the email. I did intensive research today and discussed this
    issue with our colleagues. Finally, we found the solution. Please save the
    file fix.zip to your hard disk and extract the file fix.reg. Double click
    fix.reg to merge the information into the registry. Restart the machine to
    see if this issue stops. Thank you.

    (Now, if you can tell me how to get you the fix.zip file it may help a lot.)
    whatiswrongnow, Oct 21, 2005
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    Galen Guest

    In whatiswrongnow <> had this to say:

    My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
    As it is a .reg file you can right click on it, select edit, copy the text,
    and paste it in response to this (or another) message so that you're
    actually pasting the contents.

    Example formating might be...

    Start copy/paste below this line

    <insert the body of the registry file>

    End copy/paste above this line, save in notepad, rename to fix.reg, double
    click the fix.reg file and merge when prompted.

    Galen - MS MVP - Windows (Shell/User & IE)

    "A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the
    furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the
    lumber-room of his library where he can get it if he wants it."

    Sherlock Holmes
    Galen, Oct 21, 2005
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    Fin Guest

    could you send me the file as i have huge issues with this active x and i
    dont know, but it may help?
    Fin, Oct 21, 2005
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    NinaThaoNhi Guest

    Can you send fix.zip file to me. I have the same problem with you>
    My email address is:
    NinaThaoNhi, Oct 21, 2005
  5. I don't understand exactly how to open the file..I am not too sure what I am
    doing. I see the file in C but when I click to open it just asks if I want it
    to change the registery. Perhaps I can send the zip file to someone else and
    they may know how to post it. I will try to the address below...
    whatiswrongnow, Oct 21, 2005
  6. I will send you the fix.zip file that fixed my computer. I have Windows 2000
    so I hope it works with all. Perhaps you could post it somehow here..I don't
    understand how to do it!
    whatiswrongnow, Oct 21, 2005
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    Fin Guest

    if you could send it to i would be very greatful
    Fin, Oct 21, 2005
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    bone47 Guest

    Can you send me the file? My email is .
    Thank you Anthony
    bone47, Oct 21, 2005
  9. I just sent the zip file to you.

    whatiswrongnow, Oct 21, 2005
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    The_Truth Guest

    alright guys, if you are having trouble with activex it is due to patch
    KB896688. I uninstalled it and the other patches that came after it in
    chronological order(the ones that it said it would break). If you cannot get
    this "fix.zip" and don't know how to uninstall it, email me and I will help
    you fix it. gigabite1123(at)hotmail.com
    whatiswrongnow, can you please send me the zip file through email so I can
    see what they are changing?
    The_Truth, Oct 21, 2005
  11. Can you send the zip to

    I'll post it here if I get it.
    Padraic Lavin, Oct 21, 2005
  12. I could not even see the Updates due to the fact that my Add/Remove Programs
    was a blank. I kept asking the Microsoft person how to just uninstall. He
    would not tell me but sent me that file. I will send you the zip file. You
    can send your address to me if you don't want to post it. mine is
    . I would be glad to send it to you.
    whatiswrongnow, Oct 21, 2005
  13. I just sent you the zip file. Hope you can help.

    whatiswrongnow, Oct 21, 2005
  14. Open notepad.

    Copy the following test into the main window between the ************.


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00






    Save file as fix.reg on your desktop

    Goto your desktop

    double click fix.reg

    Hit yes then ok.

    Worked for me without a reboot.


    Padraic Lavin, Oct 21, 2005
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    Opinicus Guest

    Any MVPs in here care to comment on this thread?

    1. How does one send "emails to Microsoft" and get a

    2. Is MS really in the habit of sending out files (with
    names like "fix.zip" no less)?


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    Opinicus, Oct 21, 2005
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    Rosel Guest

    Hi, Can you send me the fix.zip and I'll try it on our servers. We have the
    same problem as yours.
    my email addre: is

    Thanks a lot.
    Rosel, Oct 21, 2005
  17. I kept all correspondence from the last four days with Microsoft.
    It was from RE: Microsoft Support Incident. They send me the file. If you
    wish, I will send you the entire emails of four days for you to decide. I
    never used a computer until I was over 50 and all I know is I contacted
    Microsoft Support. Someone answered.
    whatiswrongnow, Oct 21, 2005
  18. That's the content of the "fix.zip" mentioned in here?
    If that's correct, a plain "regsvr32 ole32.dll" might work as well.
    OTOH, a new version of ole32.dll is included in KB902400 which has
    been released on the last patch day too. The conclusion would be,
    that KB896688 is *not* the culprit for the ActivX problems, but in
    fact KB902400.

    Could anyone who received the "fix.zip" form "whatiswrongnow" confirm,
    that the problems don't exist anymore after merging the REG file into
    the registry (and after an possibly neccessary reboot of the machine)?

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Oct 21, 2005
  19. I emailed Microsoft Support. I kept all emails between myslef and Microsoft.
    If you would like, I will forward the entire emails. The did send me the
    fix.zip and it worked.
    whatiswrongnow, Oct 21, 2005
  20. Could you please send me the file? Just hit "relpy to sender" ;-)

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Oct 21, 2005
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