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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by pointegirl, Dec 31, 2001.

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  1. pointegirl

    pointegirl Thread Starter

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    Help! I am having a problem downloading anything. I get an error message that says, "The plugin did not initialize properly", then when I click again I get another message, "The plugin was found but an error in the plugin has occured."
    I am baffled. I have checked the active x controls and am not sure what each one should be set at. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
    Kellie
     
  2. brianF

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    What are you trying to download???

    Are you seeing the quicktime plugin come up when you try to do the download ????
     
  3. pointegirl

    pointegirl Thread Starter

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    I am trying to download one of the music sites. I have tried to download games also and the same error comes up. It is very frustrating.
    Kellie
     
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  5. pointegirl

    pointegirl Thread Starter

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    Thank you for your answers to my question. I am still having problems with Active X. I was wondering if you could tell me what the settings are in the Active X controls page. I am not sure if they are right. If I have to download an Active X control I would really like to know specifically which one I have to download. This is all very confusing to me. I have only had the problem for the last little while. I used to be able to download things with no problem at all.
    Pointegirl
     
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    I forgot to mention that sometimes the quicktime thing does come up. I did have Quicktime but had problems with it not working so I uninstalled it.
     
  7. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi,

    Did you try deleting the 'Extension' subkey, as explained in the link Bryan provided?
    Because that might well be responsible for your problem.

    Or try this:

    Create a new Text file on you desktop, and paste the following bold text into it:

    REGEDIT4

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Plugins\Extension]


    Save as Extension.reg

    Doubleclick it, and answer 'yes' when asked whether you want to merge the contents of the file into the registry.

    Reboot.

    With a little bit of luck this ought to solve your problem.

    Good luck,
     
  8. pointegirl

    pointegirl Thread Starter

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I did as you said and deleted the extension. I was able to download Internet Explorer 6. Hopefully there is no problem with it. It is always something with computers but it sure is a challenge trying to figure them out.
    If I have any more problems you can guarantee I will be back to this site. I have been looking for a solution to this problem for quite a while. Thanks again.

    Pointegirl:D
     
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