Delete everything in C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files.
Then browse to the MS updates. There you will be able to reinstall the activex things.
After some viruses and trojans and dialers and a few system restores and just about everything else on a relative's computer we have a damaged activex and although it says SP2 in add/remove programs,it is no longer on the machine.Due to the damaged activex we cannot download from Microsoft update page.The operating system is genuine,we checked it on Microsoft to try to update software but then we got file not found.I checked the security in internet options more than two times and they were correct too,we checked crytographic services and they were running,this was because we would get the message which says setup could not verify the intergrity of the update.inf.make sure the crytographic services is running on the computer.it seems that the activex is one of the culprits right now.I even tried to change the security settings lower at one point but to no avail.question is,I know that activex controls can dowloaded from cnet and others but which do I download or any other site to start the fixes.There was not a working antivirus on the machine but I did install one and antispyware too.
Computer is Emachine T2042 runninig Windowsxp Home
The reason why this is a problem is because the XP disk which came with the computer cannot be found so we cannot reinstall from disk.