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#1 zzzz

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:20 AM

In System Infomation, under Program files I have:

{9FIC11AA-197B-4942-BA54.......Damaged ; Code base http://v4windowsupdate.microsoft.com/...

I have had this for some weeks, seemingly innocuous, but could it mean I am not getting all or some of MS updates?
Putting in the code base into the address field did nothing at all.
Can anyone elucidate please?
XP Home SP2

Edited by zzzz, 03 March 2006 - 09:22 AM.


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Posted 03 March 2006 - 12:08 PM

Hi there zzzz :thumbsup:

The file in question has the full code name here:
http://castlecops.com/atxlist-579.html

I would imagine that it is simply a corrupted active x control. I wouldn't worry about it at all really, but let try and remove it anyway. Before doing so, what do you mean by:

In System Infomation, under Program files I have:

Do you mean "Downloaded Program files"? Can you be as specific as possible and quote any filenames.

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 10:58 PM

You can check that you have all updates by going to windows or microsoft update and click on show installed updates.

See if they match what you should have and it will also tell you if any failed.

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:45 PM

Thanks D-Trojanator and Enthusiast for your responses.
Sorry for my delay but layed up with flu.

The path to the indicated damaged file was via the tree: System Infomation; System Summary; Internet Settings;Internet Explorer;Cache;List of Objects which has the heading 'Program Files'. No mention of 'Downloaded Program Files'.
The complete file name is: {9FIC11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F}

I hope this is more useful. Appreciate any news.

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 01:08 PM

Ha! I just looked in my system infomation and i have a damaged Office update file:
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Can you try this, please navigate to this folder:

C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files

...and let me know what's in there.

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 01:52 PM

Being a novice I have forgotten how to navigate there but if it would show the result of your example this is the place I first noticed this indication. That's where I got that Code Base info from.
I hope that is what you asked for.

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 01:57 PM

Try this. Click on start, then click on run and type:

C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files

...a folder should open.

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 02:14 PM

I attempted this with no luck but perhaps orthography was wrong. Should I have those capitals and spaces?

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 02:22 PM

Yes, got it. It says, plus what you already know;

Total size 32KB; Last accessed 05/03/2006; Version 5,4,3780,14


It is Active X from'Properties'.
Should I need to 'repair' this?

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 02:24 PM

All you need to do is delete that damaged activex control; it won't harm your system at all. After doing this just visit the Windows Update site and begin a serach for updates - a new one will be downloaded!
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Posted 05 March 2006 - 02:34 PM

I have been informed by a friend that Active X controls can be a big problem and one way of dealing with them is to disable them. As mine is damaged perhaps the gods have been kind and removed my problem for me.
Also these are stored in C:\Windows...etc. as you directed me to look. Also to dispose of them one needs only to right click on its icon(what icon?) and select Remove from the shortcut menu. Could you explain/guide me on this if you think it's the way.

Thanks for all your advice on this.
Now I see you have already given it! Simpler than the above - I'll see what I can do.

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 02:38 PM

Ok zzzz, i remember somehting about a special method of removing activex controls. I'll research and get back to you :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 March 2006 - 02:38 PM

David, sorry, can't see where to delete it from, not from System Info at least. Clicking on it does nothing.
Does being damaged inactivate it anyway?

You've already replied again! - you're too fast for me.
I'll await your coming info.

Edited by zzzz, 05 March 2006 - 02:41 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2006 - 03:15 PM

David,
I clicked on 'Make a Donation' which was preceded by a request using the pronoun 'I', which got me to a page with a payment box made payable to 'blyghtondj@aol.com'.

Anything to do with you personally or what? It seems not as there is nothing to connect you with it.

Got to sign off now so I'll check here tomorrow.

Edited by zzzz, 05 March 2006 - 03:16 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2006 - 04:08 PM

Yes, got it. It says, plus what you already know;

Total size 32KB; Last accessed 05/03/2006; Version 5,4,3780,14


It is Active X from'Properties'.
Should I need to 'repair' this?


When you said this, do you mean that you found a file in "Downloaded Program Files" in C:\Windows which corresponded to the winupdate activex? If so just right click on the file and select delete.

If not, where did you gget that info from?

David




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