Whenever I try to do windows updates I get an ActiveX controls error saying that the page may not display properly. Needless to say, windows update will not scan for updates. I also get this same error when I try to do an online virus scan. I've checked all security settings and set them all to low. There's no reason for this problem and I can't figure it out. Any help would be very appreciated.
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<A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q241/3/85.ASP&NoWebContent=1" target="_new">does this apply?</A>
Have you installed SP2? SP2 puts all kinds of activex control stuff on that can hose things up. You may also want to check for spyware with spybot and/or adaware. Spyware can hose up activex stuff also.
It looks like it might be a botched sp1 job. possibly a botched sp2 job. I cannot install sp2 now, it gets to the end of the install and then quits. If that is the case, how can I uninstall the service packs? They do not appear in Add/Remove programs. Thanks
You can only remove it if you chose archive during the install. Otherwise you are going to have to reinstall windows to get rid of it