"Installing COM Component" on startup - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-24-2006, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 26
Send a message via AIM to xfatalherox
Default "Installing COM Component" on startup

Hey everyone. Im running Windows XP SP2 and everytime I start up my computer I get a popup message that says "Installing COM Component" and it says trying to contact activex.microsoft.com but the progress bar never moves and it is only there for a few seconds and then goes away. But the wierd thing is, if I restart my computer or turn it off and then turn it back on right away, it won't pop up. It only happens when my computer has been off for a while. Can anyone tell me what this is and how I could stop it? Thanks.

xfatalherox is offline  
Old 07-24-2006, 11:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 24

COM is Microsoft's "Component Object Model". Either your active X is screwy or a program that relies on active X controls thinks that it needs to install something from the ActiveX site. Maybe take a look at recently installed software. Or... some of the latest XP hotfixes have been causing problems for me. I had to restore from an old point and turn off hotfix for a while. It is really hard to say exactly what is causing it.
kranich is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.