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How to replace or repair damaged activeX object?

by Walt H / November 5, 2004 8:49 AM PST

Under...Tools>Internet Options...Under the Temporary Internet Files section click on Settings then click View Objects. I have one listed as {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} and states it is damaged. How can I replace or repair it?

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Re: How to replace or repair damaged activeX object?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 5, 2004 8:50 AM PST

Delete it.

If you visit a web site that needs it, it will be re-downloaded.


Mark

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Re: How to replace or repair damaged activeX object?
by Walt H / November 5, 2004 9:22 AM PST

I'm using ZoneAlarm Pro as my firewall. Will ZA Pro ALLOW that activeX to get through to be re-downloaded?

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Re: How to replace or repair damaged activeX object?
by roddy32 / November 5, 2004 9:46 AM PST

Walt, I have had the same thing for a couple of months at least myself but it hasn't affected anything. That the same number as the control that is damaged on mine. I may be wrong but what I think it is is the old version of Windows Update that was replaced right before SP2 came out when they had everyone download the new Windows Update Software. If you highlight it and click on file/properties you'll see what I'm talking about. I never did anything about it because it doesn't appear to be affecting anything. I am almost positive that was the day it got damaged. Windows Update still works fine for me so I'm not going to worry about it myself unless someone else tells me that I should worry about it or delete it or repair it. Until then, I plan on leaving it alone.

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Re: How to replace or repair damaged activeX object?
by roddy32 / November 5, 2004 10:27 AM PST

Walt and Mark
I just did some more checking on this and I was right, it IS the old version 4 of Windows Update. Walt you should have v5 anyway so you can delete it and like Mark said, even if you don't have v5, Windows Update will automatically download it the next time you visit when it detects it not being there. I delelted the damaged v4 and went to Windows Update just now and everything worked fine.

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Re: How to replace or repair damaged activeX object?
by Walt H / November 5, 2004 10:36 AM PST

I deleted it also. I too went to Windows Update and even downloaded and installed the latest fix for SP2 but I don't see the object back in place.

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Re: How to replace or repair damaged activeX object?
by roddy32 / November 5, 2004 10:52 AM PST

That's because you have v5 in there now. v4 is no longer necessary. Microsoft should have uninstalled v4 when they installed v5 but , in reality all they did was damage it. We should never need it again. I would imagine that there are millions running around with it damaged but don't know it because it's not a place where most people visit in their computers.LOL

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Re: How to replace or repair damaged activeX object?
by Walt H / November 5, 2004 11:19 AM PST

Thanks again.

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You're welcome and
by roddy32 / November 5, 2004 11:31 AM PST

thank you also Walt and Mark. I've been wanting to straighten this problem out myself too but I had forgotten about it until you asked your question Walt.

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