When trying to install Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for some applications, you may unexpectedly get an error and fail to finish the installation process. For example, you may get an error saying “error 1904 C:\Windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\flash9d.ocx failed to register”. I have had the same problem a few days ago but was lucky to fix it by myself. Here, taking my own experience as an example, I am going to show you how to fix the Adobe Flash Player ActiveX error and install all the latest components successfully.
To resolve the Adobe Flash Player ActiveX error, it is important that you determine the causes first and then do the necessary steps to address them. If you think that there are issues with Adobe Flash Player ActiveX, then you have to re-install this program. Take note that you have to uninstall the program first before you can re-install it. To do this, you may either remove it via the safe mode or you may utilize a program such as an automated tool to automatically remove it from your system. To use the safe mode, the first step is to reboot your PC and then follow these steps:
*Reboot your PC and press”F8″ repeatedly until the boot menu appears.
*Select “Safe Mode” from the list of options and press ENTER.
*Go to Start and then select Run, and then type “appwiz.cpl” in the open box and press ENTER.
*From among the list of programs, select Adobe Flash Player ActiveX and then click the “Remove” or “Uninstall” button.
*Simply follow the uninstall wizard, and restart your PC afterwards.
*Go to the Adobe website and follow the instructions on how to install Adobe Flash Player ActiveX. Save the installer onto your hard drive first and then run the installation command.
After the uninstallation process, it is recommended that you should run the Disk Defragmenter to replace everything in your hard disk. As the usage of the computer, the disk fragments will become one main cause of the Adobe Flash Player ActiveX error as it consumes longer time for the system to read through and reassemble all associated parts of a same content when you are burning disk. A simple disk defragmentation helps to not only free up available disk space, but also greatly increase computer speed.
If the two steps above do not work, the problem can be caused by the spyware or viruses on your computer. Once some needed files was attacked or broken by threats, the system will fail to recall needed files to install your Adobe Flash Player ActiveX and display an error message. At this time, you should run your antivirus antispyware program to check whether there are some infections existing. By the way, to make your antivirus programs running in the background helps to block and remove PC threats at any time.
Lastly, take several minutes to maintain Windows registry. We know that, every computer has a centralized database called Windows registry in which the configuration settings of various hardware and software packages installed on the computer are saved. No matter whenever you start the computer or run the program, it will read through the whole registry database for needed entries. However, if those entries are mis-deleted or broken, it will fail to access the needed keys to perform the request properly, which at last causes the Adobe Flash Player ActiveX error message and stop you from finishing the Adobe install process. In order to prevent and fix kinds of computer errors, it is highly advised that you can keep your Windows registry clean and error free all the time by running a registry repair tool regularly at least twice a week.
Troubleshooting and fixing the Adobe Flash Player ActiveX error is quite easy with the above steps. By the way, to make it easiest, I highly recommend you to download and run a professional computer repair tool. It may completely scan the whole PC and deal with the all errors causing the Adobe Flash Player problem automatically.
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