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Slow running and series of errors - possibly active x problem?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DJ_Nicol, Oct 15, 2008.

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  1. DJ_Nicol

    DJ_Nicol Thread Starter

    Nov 27, 2006
    Hello All!

    I have been having a series of problems with my laptop - all of which could be linked.
    The first problem was with Access Databases and Excel Spreadsheets which had Macros in them. If I tried to open either an access or excel file my computer became non-responsive. I managed to correct this by re-registering a DLL file (possibly 360).

    The next issue was that IE was slow and crashed often - particularly when opening new windows. I installed the newest version of IE to see if this corrected the problem but it appears to have gotten worse!

    At present I am finding IE and Excel particularly slow, and I get the 'class not registered' error on some webpages.

    Throughout various attempts to fix this ActiveX seems to mentioned a fair bit, I'm not sure exactly what activeX does or if it is likely to be the root of this problem.

    I also thought about posting a HJT log but figured best to let the experts decide if it was necissary!!

    Thanks for any help you can give!

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