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runtime error 429 Active X cannot create object

Everytime my friend boots her machine she gets the error message:
runtime error 429 Active X cannot create object

I have seen in the forum lots of different answers, most if not all dealing with VB and prograsmming.  She doesn't have VB installed, and has never programmed anything harder than her alarm clock. ;-)

I re-installed ME and tried some of the patches suggested in an earlier question, all my efforts made no difference.

Any ideas?
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Seems to be an awful lot of things that can cause these errors.  I found this page:

http://www.colba.net/~hlebo49/er429.htm
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JonveeCommented:
Has she tried a DirectX update?  DirectX 9.0c is available from here >>
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0A9B6820-BFBB-4799-9908-D418CDEAC197&displaylang=en

Or maybe you can get some guidance from this next link.  Scroll down to the FAQ  "Runtime error 429 - Active X component can’t create object” whenever I launch the application":
http://www.novadevelopment.com/Support/Faq/nvw.aspx#q2
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netminder29Author Commented:
Thank you!

I will try some of these today.

Blair
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JonveeCommented:
Ok.  Well apparantly your 'error' may be due to this dll file(2nd comment above) that was being used by a program, and which now cannot be found by the program that needs it.  If you haven't been able to resolve your problem with any of our comments above, you may wish to determine which dll is missing & continue from there.  To do this you could download & install 'Process Explorer' version 9.0 which should show a list of your currently active processes.

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml

Jonvee
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JonveeCommented:
Blair,
A newer, simpler idea which has just proven suitable for clearing a similar error, is as follows:
Try selecting Start > Run, and typing MSCONFIG.    Then from the System Configuration Utility(SCU), select the 'Startup' tab.
 
If you study the brief article in the link below, when you reach section 4 remove all your "startup items" except ScanRegistry, TaskMonitor, SystemTray, & LoadPowerProfile.
Reboot and see if you still get the error. If you don't, it's then a case of finding out which is the 'offending program' by restoring each of those you temporarily removed [If you have several, suggest restoring in batches of 2 or 3 until you find the culprit, as you probably have to reboot each time]:

http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/ 

If successful, there appears to be no harm in leaving (her) computer set to "Selective startup" indefinitely.  However,
if you wish to make a more permanent adjustment, you can request additional instructions, again it's fairly straightforward.
Post back anyway, if this doesn't work we can re-think the problem.    Good luck.

Jonvee
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netminder29Author Commented:
Thanks to all, and thanks alot to Jonvee  who gave me a way to figure it out.

Cool!
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JonveeCommented:
Glad to help!          Thank you.
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