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Q: VB6 executable will not run, error: Error Number 429 ActiveX component can't create object

returns this error:

Error Number 429 ActiveX component can't create object,

I have selected compatibility mode,

set it to XP sp3, still get the same error,

when I select the troubleshoot option to report to microsoft,

it displays incompatible application detected.



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Linney,

I have not loaded the IDE, just VB6 runtime...
we dont plan on doing any development,
however we need to be able to execute VB6 code.

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What is the full name and extension of the file you are trying to install and do you have a link to the download file?

“So, the VB 6 runtime will continue to be shipped with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, exactly the same way it was with Windows Vista and Windows 2008 Server"

Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows 7, but Not on Windows 8
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Visual-Basic-6-0-on-Windows-7-but-Not-on-Windows-8-105474.shtml

Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/ms788708.aspx

 

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Linney,

vbrun60sp3 and vbrun60sp6 are the names of the runtimes I installed,, 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290887 or http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192461 for sp6 

and http://www.mcenter.com/mailpost/help/kb-Q235420.html for sp3 are the download links

Is there another link you can direct me to?

 

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I just assumed that the appropriate run times files were already included in Windows 7 and it was not necessary to install them separately?  I couldn't locate anything later than 290887.  Then again it might not be included, as I have some of the files mentioned in 290887, they are much later versions of course, but I also DO NOT have  some of the mentioned files.

"Error Number 429 ActiveX component can't create object"

Is the ActiveX Installer Service in Services set to Disabled?  It should have a Startup Type of Manual.

Administering the ActiveX Installer Service in Windows 7
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd631688(WS.10).aspx

Have you tried right-clicking on the shortcut to the program, or the .exe, and selecting the "Run As Administrator" option?

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/929135

What about running the System File Checker?

How to repair the operating system and how to restore the operating system configuration to an earlier point in time in Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936212/#appliesto

 

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The ActiveX Installer Service is set to disabled, and has startup type of manual.

Yes, I have tried the Run As Administrator option, no success there either.  

Well, maybe I should try removing the VB runtimes and then see what happens?

 

 

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"The ActiveX Installer Service is set to disabled, and has startup type of manual."

Is that a correct statement?  If it is Disabled, it can not run under any circumstances.  Do you mean it the Service Status is "Stopped" but has a Startup Type of "Manual"?  That (last) is what I have.

If you start removing files, I wouldn't remove anything that has a version number of 6.1.7600 .16385 as that means it is almost certainly part of Windows 7.

There is one last Administrative trick you can try as per this quote.

"It seems that the "Run as administrator" command only gives you some administrative privileges, and they're not enough to install Java (and OpenOffice, by association). In order to get around this, you need to actually log into an administrator. Open a command prompt with admin rights by clicking start, typing cmd into the search/run box, and hitting CTRL-SHIFT-ENTER. At the prompt, type:

net user administrator /active:yes

Then log out of your regular account and back in as the administrator, where you should be able to install the program. When you're done, log back into your regular account and, for security purposes, disable the administrator account using:

net user administrator /active:no "

http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11706#p55879 

 

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Ok, yes the service is stopped and has a Startup Type of "Manual",, 

doesn't work with the svc started and it doesnt work with it stopped either.

Also tried running as different user, since I used to have to run it with this other user in XP, however it doesn't work with that user either.

Still looking for the VB runtimes in order to weed out the objects I installed in order to run with whatever came vanilla with Win7.

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Hello Novadude:

Why do you run VB6 under Windows® 7 environment?
Very BAD (PLEASE DO NOT FEEL OFFENDED), I mean Visual Basic is
available under VS2010. It uses .NET Framework 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0.
I recommend you go and get yourself a copy of MSVS2010 and a book
about the modern VB language programming.

The Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 IDE is the BEST!!! :) 

I hope you find this information useful and if you need any further assistance,
please feel free to contact me and let me know.

I hope this information was helpful…

Have a nice day…

Best regards,
Fisnik


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Hello Fisnik,

I am tasked with getting an inhouse security application integral to our d2d ops to work on Windows 7 that previously worked on WinXP, and if I cannot, there will need to be some other solution designed. 

Appreciate your help, but I have heard of others who run, (not develop) VB6 apps on Win7 64 bit...  that is my goal, to run a VB6 app on Win7 64 bit.

Thanks and you too have a nice day.

Regards,,,

Novadude.

 

 

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