Mine is fixed!

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

  1. Thanks!

    Could anyone having the ActiveX problem how did NOT appyied the REG
    file yet try to solve the problem with the line "regsvr32 ole32.dll"
    entered under "Run" in the Start menu? A reboot may be needed.
    Please post back, if that resolves your issue or not!

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Oct 21, 2005
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  2. whatiswrongnow

    PA Bear Guest

    Let me/us know what you find, Freudi.

    PA Bear, Oct 21, 2005
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  3. Well I didn't receive any mail by "whatswrongnow" but see
    Padraic's posting including the REG file's content.

    Looks like regsvr32 ole32.dll to me...

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Oct 21, 2005
  4. whatiswrongnow

    Opinicus Guest

    I'm not questioning your veracity; although it seems, at
    best, naive.

    Specifically: How do you know that the emails (and file)
    you've received are really from Microsoft?
    Opinicus, Oct 21, 2005
  5. I sent you the fix file Microsoft sent me. I used the email from your profile
    since I did not see one here.
    whatiswrongnow, Oct 21, 2005
  6. Got it right now and can confirm that Padraic's posting includes
    the "original" REG file.
    Still ;-)

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Oct 21, 2005
  7. whatiswrongnow

    PA Bear Guest

    Are you running WinXP SP2?
    PA Bear, Oct 21, 2005
  8. whatiswrongnow

    PA Bear Guest

    How very odd! Now to find out what Windows version OP is running...
    PA Bear, Oct 21, 2005
  9. I have Windows 2000 Professional. It didn't work. Now it does.
    whatiswrongnow, Oct 21, 2005
  10. Windows 2000 (SP4?), see

    Anyway, I don't think it depends on the Windows NT family version.
    Should work for Windows XP and 2003 users running into the _not_
    epedemic issue as well.

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Oct 21, 2005
  11. whatiswrongnow

    PA Bear Guest

    Win2K SP4? Had Win2K SP4 Rollup 1 been installed /prior/ to the recent

    NB for lurkers: You should *not* use this fix if (1) you're not running the
    same Windows version and patch level as the OP and (2) you're not having the
    same (i.e., identical) problem as he was [the description of which was
    pretty vague IMO:

    My Active X is not working..and I have been emailing for 2 days back and
    forth with a rep from Microsoft Support. I have been told to do all kinds of
    things, to no avail. I keep asking how I can Uninstall the latest Windows
    updates. When I click on my Add/Remove Programs, it is a blank so I cannot
    even see them.
    </QP> ].
    PA Bear, Oct 21, 2005
  12. Just a sidenote: KB902400(!) includes a new version of "ole32.dll".

    [ACK to the "rest" of your posting - but he's a she BTW <g>]

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Oct 21, 2005
  13. Why dont you post the @%?! file
    AntiDumbPosts, Oct 21, 2005
  14. whatiswrongnow

    The_Truth Guest

    guess what... THE FILE HAS BEEN POSTED... it's a reg file... it modifies keys
    in the registry. I did not use it... so I cannot say anything for their
    fix... I uninstalled patches KB901017, KB902400, and KB896688. Afterwards,
    all of the activex problems were resolved. So it is most likely KB902400 as
    previously stated.
    The_Truth, Oct 21, 2005
  15. Let's explore this a bit more, if you would..

    I've been curious for a few days that part of the issue might be the
    interactions and/or dependencies between 896688 and 902400.

    Now we see that the equivalent of 'regsvr32 ole32.dll' appears to be a fix
    to 896688, yet 902400 updates that file (which should also cause it to be

    Since I've not been able to experience any issues from 896688, and did, in
    fact, trace my issues to 902400, I've been inclined to agree that 902400 is
    the culprit -- but there are documented 'issues' with 896688, which are
    addressed by a fix documented in 870669.

    But my original issue with 902400 occured without installing 896688, because
    I was being cautious about the early reports of issues with 896688 (which
    may well have been issues only with 902400), and while it appears I fixed
    them with 909444 -- I'm not yet fully convinced there were any permissions
    issues on my Registration folder.

    Could it be that the ole32.dll in 902400 is dependent upon something in the
    896688 update?
    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], Oct 21, 2005
  16. Yup, but we do not have any confirmation yet by someone who ran into
    the "ActiveX problem" yet aside "whatiswrongnow". So we may or even
    should be a little bit more cautious in stating assumptions as facts.
    Yes, that's a note to myself too.
    To be honest, KB870669 has been released via Windows Update as a separate
    patch/update back in July 2004(!). So the ADO(DB).Stream should have been
    disabled anyway.
    Should be the other way around. There "may" be more than one different

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Oct 22, 2005
  17. whatiswrongnow

    Galen Guest

    In Opinicus <> had this to say:

    My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

    1. The contact us option.
    2. Yes but never without having requested it.

    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 22, 2005
  18. Is there a particular reason that so much time has passed and this is all
    still being hashed out in such a disorganized way? Shouldn't MS have
    updated the tech note by now with concrete information, and perhaps even
    updated the cumulative IE patch, if necessary (which seems so)?
    Milhouse Van Houten, Oct 22, 2005
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    Mark Guest

    please send me the fix, i have windows xp,


    Mark, Oct 22, 2005
  20. Probably because it is not considered fully resolved by Microsoft.
    Normally with a patch such as this "fix.zip", it has been determined that
    the person contacting Microsoft has a specific set of circumstances and this
    fix will probably help in their situation.
    Others that seem to have the same problem actually may not and the fix may
    not work in their situation.
    It may seem disorganized, but we do not see what is going on behind the
    The fact that some get "fix.zip" from Microsoft proves something is
    Usually Microsoft likes to evaluate the effectiveness of such a fix.
    Because of these and other reasons, this fix is probably still in testing.
    If/when testing is complete, Microsoft may issue a public patch and/or
    update the current one.

    Generally it is not a good idea to use a patch such as this unless Microsoft
    has sent it to you and then only for the specific computer in question.

    As you have seen, Microsoft does Email patches, but it is extremely rare and
    the person knew it was coming and from where it came.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Oct 22, 2005
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