Runtime Error 429 ActiveX component can’t create object

Ah, computers can be so much fun as well as being a useful tool, doing everything from playing games to running your business. Well this is all well and good until something dreadful happens like the following error Runtime Error 429 ActiveX component can’t create object. Now I run Windows XP and everything worked fine until I wanted to run my business software, it would not upload my order to the company’s server which was an absolute catastrophe, as I needed to upload the order to receive the stock for the next days delivery.

Not panicking quite yet I phoned the help desk which turned out to be next to useless, the guy didn’t even klnow how to drop to DOS. Originally this problem occured after I uninstalled some programs in windows. It bugged me for quite awhile until I found a solution while doing a search on google. I tell you the internet has a wealth of information if you persevere. Apparently the solution was to register one of the .dll files. I tried to REGSVR32 (the command used to register a .dll file) many .dll files but the one that worked for me was REGSVR32 SCRRUN.DLL, which for XP users can be found in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 directory.

If your not sure how to this just follow the step by step procedure.

If you are using XP you will find SCRRUN.DLL in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 directory. To register this file press the window key(next to ctrl key) and R key together, the run box should open where you should type the following:

Regsvr32.exe C:\windows\system32\Scrrun.dll

Type this exactly or cut and paste, then hit enter. If you get the “Dlregister Server in C:\windows\system32\Scrrun.dll succeeded” it should of worked ok.

I hope it worked for you as well as it did for me.

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This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. sc00 u

    pfft, was that even English
    cyberspace is wasted yet again

  2. Sire

    Yep, last time I looked it was English. What part didn’t you understand?

  3. bs

    Thanks, worked perfectly for me.

    1. Sire

      Thanks for letting me know. This post has been viewed a whole lot of time but you are the first one to actually thank me for it. It was really appreciated.

      1. bs

        No problem, the only thing I had to do different was remove the quotation marks, then it worked like a charm.

      2. JAW

        Still valid, works for me, thanks for saving me time pain and effort! 🙂

        1. Sire

          Cool, I’m glad it worked for you.

      3. Sire

        No worries fellas, glad to help.

  4. Buster

    Worked out just fine! I was browsing through a lot of complicated tutorials but this fixed the problem in a sec. Thanks.

    1. Sire

      That’s great Buster, I’m glad that I was able to help.

  5. Yeppsilon

    Thanks for sharing this great information.

    I’ve had this issue when attempt starting my RamDisk program.
    I saw some place there was a recommendation to reinstall windows script Visual basic I suppose.

    But I tried your example here and it worked very good.
    Thanks mate

    1. Sire

      Glad it worked for you.

  6. Subhash

    Hello Sire,

    I have seen your blog & solution for the problems ,Ifound it good.I’m also strugling with the run time error 429 – ActiveX components can’t create object.I have tried Scrrun.dll & registered it,however facing the same error.I’m using VBA in excel with following code.

    Set objSession = CreateObject(“OracleInProcServer.XOraSession”)

    This code on my other system working fine,however giving error on my other machine having similar application.

    Any suggestion would be highly appriciated.

    1. Sire

      Hi Subhash, I wish I could help but I’m not that technologically minded. Sorry.

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