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Error 429' error, 'ActiveX component can't create object'

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  • Error 429' error, 'ActiveX component can't create object'

    I updated my HS PC today from 1.7 to 2.0.2041. I run the client software on an old laptop running a touchscreen. all was working well. Then I got the bright idea that the reason the laptop was getting slower and slower was a lack of "care and feeding" (defrag and so forth). So I decided to give the laptop a good cleaning. It is running Win98SE. I:
    • Deleted any Windows programs I did not need (DUN, templates, etc.). I am very bare bones now.
    • Deleted any temp files, including the browser cache.
    • Ran defrag
    When I restarted I got an error message when the client tries to start:

    Error 429' error, 'ActiveX component can't create object'

    I have looked through the message board and have not yet found an answer. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the client (using the the version from the website, which is what I assume I was running). I have reinstalled VB6. I am running IE 5.5

    Since all worked well before I don't think this has anything to do with the HS 2.x I installed. Heck, the client never even gets running to try and connect.

    Any idea what I hosed up?

  • #2
    Can you run 1.1 net on Win98?
    -Rupp
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rupp
      Can you run 1.1 net on Win98?
      I beleive so. One of the things I did was check MS for any updates and I thought I saw .net as one of them. But since the client doesn't even load, why would that matter?

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      • #4
        I installed .net 1.1 on the Win98 machine. No help. Also it is actually IE 6.0, not 5.5 on the PC

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        • #5
          http://board.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=103659

          I would try renaming the client.ini to see if that help.

          Regards,
          Christian

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cyvinec
            http://board.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=103659

            I would try renaming the client.ini to see if that help.

            Regards,
            Christian
            Well fudge! I was hoping that you would say "Oh, you are missing such and such file." I looked at the files mentioned by Bill in the link. Those are for XP and all of those files (at least those names) exist in my setup already. I tired a reinstall of Win98 (just over the top of what I had) and that did nothing. I do NOT have an ini file as I deleted that when I uninstalled the client and the client gets the error message too early in the process to generate a new one.

            FWIW I installed the client on another PC (although this is a XP machine) and that works fine (confirms it has nothing to do with the server of the new install of HS 2)

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            • #7
              Oh happy day the problem is solved! It turns out that some other idiot had a very similar problem early last year (http://board.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=101892). And that idiot was............ me.

              When I did my "scrubbing" of Windows I must have unistalled scripting (which it seems I have done before). Reinstalled the scripting and badda-bing badda-boom, the client is back up and running.

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