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"One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed" error when you open MMC “Extended” tab

"One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed" error when you open MMC “Extended” tab

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Symptom:

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When you start MMC console like services.msc or gpedit.msc, you will get the following error message:

One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed because either: 1) Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page, or 2) You have blocked a publisher of one of the controls. As a result, the page may not display correctly.

When you click OK in the error message, you receive the same error message again.

 

Another symptom is that Desktop sidebar gadgets stop working and just show as black squares with a green vertical line down the center.

 

Solution:

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Method 1:

1.

Click Start , click Run , type regedit , and then click OK .

2.

Expand the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0

3.

In the right pane, right-click 1200 , and then click Modify .

4.

In the Value data box, type either 1 or 0 to overwrite the existing value of 3. Then, click OK .

Note If you type 1 in the Value data box, you will receive the following prompt when you start Microsoft Project:

Do you want to allow software such as ActiveX controls and plug-ins to run?

Additionally, you will receive this prompt at other times when you use Microsoft Project. If you do not want to receive this prompt, type 0 in the Value data box.

The values 0, 1, and 3 are associated with the following behavior:

0 = Enabled, or the action is permitted

1 = Prompt

3 = Disabled, or the action is not permitted

5.

Quit Registry Editor.

Method 2:

 

If the issue still exists, please follow the following method:

1.       Click Start , click Run , type regedit , and then click OK .

2.       Expand the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones

3.       Delete 1 extra (parasite) zone from

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\

with pseudo-graphic number, you'll see it before zone number 0. The pseudo-graphic number they speak of before zone number 0 looks like a miniature upper case "L".



Edit: We published a KB article for it, you can use "FixIt" tool to fix the problem in one click
:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2506343/en-us

Comments
  • Thanks, Method 2 fixed it! Any idea what was causing this? Maybe becasue I installed the leaked bits of Windows 7 SP1 x86 'RTM' ???

  • thanks - method 2 fixed me too.  would like to know what caused that.

  • but  I use this method , didn't resolve my problem,

    my mail address is lifeng2620155@hotmail.com

  • I can use the method 2 to fix the problem.

  • The cause could be virus or 3rd party application which created this registry.

  • Thanks, method 2 fixed the problem.

  • I found a forum that thought Adobe update inserted a registry item just above the 1 in the fixes listed above.  It looks like an L.  I deleted this item and the problem was fixed.

  • it work! thanks a bunch!!! =)

  • YEAH THANKS FOR SOL.2 ITS WORKS

    U ROCKS

  • Thank you very much!!!! Method2 fixed the problem.:)

  • Thanks you so much, Method 2, has fixed the problem.

    error "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed because either: 1) Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page, or 2) You have blocked a publisher of one of the controls. As a result, the page may not display correctly".

    Error appears while:-

    1) Scanning document through "HP Printer".

    2) while opening "services.msc".

  • Thanks fo much, Method 2 fixed my problem too.

  • Thanks hundreds and hundreds of times, for i spent hundreds of days for it,  ahsan_th32@yahoo.com

  • thanks a lot !!! method 2 works

  • TQ Very 99 times for this solution man

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