activeX control problem

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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  1. <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>

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  2. Thanks, but that one doesn't apply because I am running Win Xp.
  3. 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.

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  4. 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
  5. 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 :(

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  6. oh, hehehehe.... I didn't notice that it was for NT. Does anyone even use NT anymore?

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  7. The problem is that this is a customer's computer. Unfortunately they did not archive the files, although I never do either. Thanks for the help.
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