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ActiveX Errors And How To Fix Them

Jun 14, 2008
Active X errors can be a problem. We have all had moments when we hate our computer, especially when there are errors that we do not understand. ActiveX errors can be one of these errors.

Understanding Active X, how it works and what it does, will help you understand the errors better so that you can fix them. You do not have to be a computer programmer to fix these errors though, many users without extensive experience fix ActiveX errors by following some simple steps.

Because Active X programs allow interactive programs over the Internet, ActiveX programs should always need to confirm before running except in certain specific cases. Otherwise electronic infections or malicious software could be the results, along with many ActiveX errors on your screen. Go to the Internet options icon in the Control Panel, then click the Security tab. Next hit the button which says Custom Level. Locate the section for Active X, and mark prompt under all the settings except for the two exceptions. These exceptions are settings which are marked either `Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting` or `Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins`. Both of the exceptions to the prompt should be configured to enable, instead.

Another cause of Active X errors can be the wrong configuration of the needed system file, and this file may need to be reset to allow the correct configuration to occur. This may sound complex but it does not have to be. Go to the Start menu, then click Run. Enter regsvr32 msxml3.dll and then click on the okay button. After the prompt appears choose okay again. Shut down all the Internet browser windows, then open them back up. Many times this will cause the system file to be configured correctly.

Many times the ActiveX errors you get will be due to software that has been removed. If this is the case then simply re-installing the program files which are missing will fix the ActiveX errors. A search can be done online to find the components you need. Simply enter the error information exactly as your computer shows it, and many different sites offer a large number of resources available to fix any errors, including ActiveX errors. The Microsoft website also offers many resources regarding errors, including the ability to search by error name so that the entire knowledge base is searched.

The Best ActiveX Error Fix

One of the most effective and easiest ways to fix Active X errors is to use a registry cleaner. A big portion of these errors are caused by registry keys and entries which are not valid, and these may be caused by spyware or other malicious software programs. Manually going through the Windows registry and editing it can be very time consuming, not to mention dangerous to your system.

If you are not an experienced computer programmer, you may delete the wrong thing and cause your entire system to crash or sustain serious damage. A registry cleaner is software that takes care of editing your Windows registry without any security issues, making this job much faster and easier, so that almost any computer user can eliminate these ActiveX errors.
About the Author
Brian Williams is a self-confessed PC fiddler dedicated to 'spreading the word' when it comes to fixing PC errors and helping people make the most use of their PCs. For FREE ACCESS to more PC tips n' tricks, just visit Optimize-Your-PC.com.
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