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Active X Error My Computer Windows 2000

By joyntman
Sep 17, 2008
  1. Hello and good morning,

    I have Windows 2000,

    and am getting a recurring issue that is keeping me from doing virtually anything on this computer;

    When I start up the computer, and then click on My Computer icon, I get the following error message and cannot see any of the drives, nor move any folders. s

    Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page. As a result, this page may not display correctly...

    ame thing happens in Windows Explorer and Internet explorer.

    I've tried some troubleshooting in the run: REGEDIT area, to no avail.

    In addition, I've tried opening internet explorer, internet options, going to the securities tab, and there's a big red minus sign, and the settings are "stuck" on high. (when I try to change the security level for my computer to medium, or medium low, etc) it "takes", but after i hit apply then okay, and close out of the window, same thing.

    When I try to go back in to the options/securities section, it's stuck on high again!

    Any ideas?

    Much appreciated!
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    win2000 has kill-bit controls and this KB loads several of them
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-023.mspx

    if you can use the command prompt, then the installer would/should run.
    Download the update to another system and then access it remotely on a share
    or use a thumbdrive to move it to your win2000.
     
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