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Chris writes in about a Windows question:
Question: I keep getting this message that says something like current security settings prohibit running Active X. How do I go about getting to my security settings to do the necessary changes so my active x can run? Also, I've been running scandisk for the past several days and it keeps restarting and not making any headway. Is there a way to troubleshoot that to find out why that is and with that, my disk defragmenter has the same problem in that it keeps restarting without any headway!!! Please, HELP!!!
Answer: For your Active X problem you can go to Internet Explorer and change your security level to medium.
From the Tools menu click Internet Options
Click the Security tab
Click the Custom level button
Where it says Reset Custom Settings, pick Medium from the drop down menu
Click the Reset button
When asked to confirm, click Yes
If you are running XP Pro try enabling active x through local group policy.
Click Start then Run
Type gpedit.msc and click Ok
Double click User Configuration\Windows Settings\Internet Explorer\Maintenance\Security
Double click Security Zones and Content Ratings on the right side
Under Security Zones and Privacy, click Import the Current Security Zones and Privacy Settings and click Modify
In the Security Tab, click Default Level and click Ok.
If there is still a problem, go back to the Security tab and customize the Internet Security level by clicking Custom. Try enabling unsigned ActiveX control here.
Another thing to consider is that it could be the page itself.
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