Mine is fixed!

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

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    Mark Guest

    where would i find the posted file ??

    thanks,

    Mark
     
    Mark, Oct 22, 2005
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    PA Bear Guest

    Note that you're running WinXP SP2 (assuming you post here using the machine
    in question) but OP is running Win2K (and how up-to-date a Win2K, we don't
    know).
     
    PA Bear, Oct 22, 2005
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    Galen Guest

    In Jupiter Jones [MVP] <> had this to say:

    My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
    100% agreed. So, just what he said... <VBG> Really, I'm not inside
    Microsoft. I don't know why they do what they do. I just know that it seems
    to work. When/if it's positive that this is the fix for everyone then it
    will likely be built into a hotfix which, as update hotfixes are prone to,
    will likely be released free for the taking by contacting support and
    delivered with a different mechanism than email.

    --
    Galen - MS MVP - Windows (Shell/User & IE)
    http://dts-l.org/

    "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
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  4. To be honest, the registry keys in question (ole32.dll) are identical
    in Windows XP and Windows 2000. The one's in the REG file are exactly
    the same here on Windows XP machines, so the REG file shouldn't harm.

    The question stands answered under which circumstances the ole32.dll
    file does not register properly for those running into the problem.
    AV scanner and/or Personal Firewall Software and/or Antispyware
    products running in the background while applying KB902400? Maybe.

    BTW: I highly doubt any patch fixed itself any time soon if ever.
    Cause it's _not_ (at least yet) clear, why and when someone's
    machine is running into the problems and since there are only
    a few reports, I assume there may be an KB article for those -
    if anything.

    Bye,
    Freudi
     
    Ottmar Freudenberger, Oct 22, 2005
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  5. Hi,

    The content of the registry file fix.reg that whatiswrongnow got from
    Microsoft is further down in this post.


    Please put the part between the two
    --------------------8<----------------------
    lines below into a file that you give a .reg file extension (use e.g.
    Notepad).

    Import the registry file by double clicking on it in Explorer,
    and then reboot the computer.


    When importing the registry file, you should then get this dialog box:

    ---------------------------
    Registry Editor
    ---------------------------
    Are you sure you want to add the information in Some.reg to the registry?
    ---------------------------
    Yes No
    ---------------------------


    Press the Yes button, and you should get this dialog box:

    ---------------------------
    Registry Editor
    ---------------------------
    Information in Some.reg has been successfully entered into the registry.
    ---------------------------
    OK
    ---------------------------


    Here is the content of the registry file:

    --------------------8<----------------------
    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0000031A-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="ClassMoniker"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0000031A-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\InprocServer32]
    @="ole32.dll"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0000031A-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ProgID]
    @="clsid"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\CLSID]
    @="{0000031A-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"


    --------------------8<----------------------
    (be sure to have a blank line at the end of the registry file)
     
    Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\), Oct 22, 2005
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  6. Point taken... but the patches applied to /all/ platforms.
     
    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], Oct 22, 2005
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    Mark Guest

    thanks , worked like a charm !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
    Mark, Oct 23, 2005
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    kgstrong Guest

    That fixed mine too - thanks, whatiswrongnow, for sharing the info.
     
    kgstrong, Oct 26, 2005
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    paul.quirk Guest

    I too installed 896688 and suffered the broken html links in both
    windows help & office 2000.
    I tried OLE_fix.reg but this did not work.
    What did work was this advice below, from torgeir which I found when
    fixing this problem when another windows update broke the active X
    links. ( I never tracked this one down, ended up uninstalling IE 6 &
    re-installing)
    Thanks torgier
     
    paul.quirk, Nov 10, 2005
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    paul.quirk Guest

    Which is this:

    Delete the "Compatibility Flags" value (if it exists) under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX
    Compatibility\{ADB880A6-D8FF-11CF-9377-00AA003B7A11}
     
    paul.quirk, Nov 10, 2005
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    paul.quirk Guest

    I too installed 896688 and suffered the broken html links in both
    windows help & office 2000.
    I tried OLE_fix.reg but this did not work.
    What did work was this advice below, from torgeir which I found when
    fixing this problem when another windows update broke the active X
    links. ( I never tracked this one down, ended up uninstalling IE 6 &
    re-installing)
    Thanks torgier
     
    paul.quirk, Nov 10, 2005
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    paul.quirk Guest

    I too installed 896688 and suffered the broken html links in both
    windows help & office 2000.
    I tried OLE_fix.reg but this did not work.
    What did work was this advice below, from torgeir which I found when
    fixing this problem when another windows update broke the active X
    links. ( I never tracked this one down, ended up uninstalling IE 6 &
    re-installing)
    Thanks torgier

    Delete the "Compatibility Flags" value (if it exists) under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX
    Compatibility\{ADB880A6-D8FF-11CF-9377-00AA003B7A11}
     
    paul.quirk, Nov 10, 2005
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    paul.quirk Guest

    I too installed 896688 and suffered the broken html links in both
    windows help & office 2000 help. (W2k SP4, IE 6 sp1)
    I tried OLE_fix.reg but this did not work.
    What did work was this advice below, from torgeir which I found when
    fixing this problem when another windows update broke the active X
    links. ( I never tracked this one down, ended up uninstalling IE 6 &
    re-installing)
    Thanks torgier

    Delete the "Compatibility Flags" value (if it exists) under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX
    Compatibility\{ADB880A6-D8FF-11CF-9377-00AA003B7A11}
     
    paul.quirk, Nov 10, 2005
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    Paul Guest

    I too installed 896688 and suffered the broken html links in both
    windows help & office 2000 help. (W2k SP4 IE6 SP1)
    I tried OLE_fix.reg but this did not work.
    What did work was this advice below, from torgeir which I found when
    fixing this problem when another windows update broke the active X
    links. ( I never tracked this one down, ended up uninstalling IE 6 &
    re-installing)
    Thanks torgier

    Delete the "Compatibility Flags" value (if it exists) under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX
    Compatibility\{ADB880A6-D8FF-11CF-9377-00AA003B7A11}
     
    Paul, Nov 10, 2005
    #54
  15. Then you have different issue.
    To be honest, I think that's dangerous bull - sorry!
    Why? Because you reenable the hhctrl.ocx control by deleting the
    compatibility flag. That's a potential security hole! See e.g.
    http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/vulninfo/vuln.aspx?id=32163
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896358
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890175
    for details.

    Bye,
    Freudi
     
    Ottmar Freudenberger, Nov 10, 2005
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    Rozezee Guest

    How do I get the fix.zip file??? I downloaded an active something or to her
    and my desktop refused to open. Thank you.
     
    Rozezee, Aug 9, 2006
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