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From: "John Slann" <>
Subject: Re: WinBMD Problems
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 13:21:41 +0100
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In the last five minutes I have solved the problem with the good offices of
Ian Brooke. I kept a log of the steps I took as I made them and have copied
it below. Fingers crossed it will work for you as well.
1. Uninstalled WinBMD via control panel and "programs and features" (the
Vista equivalent of "safely remove etc.."
2. Navigate to Windows Explorer and delete WinBMD folder.
3. Run search of Computer for all files with a .BMD suffix, only 5 found,
but that was not unexpected as I hade deleted most of them when first trying
to clear the problem.
4. Run search again for any recurrence anywhere of WinBMD, only 3
occurrences and all 3 were in recent e-mails.
5. As it could do no harm followed Debz suggestion to Lawrence and emptied
the temp internet files and also temp files and restarted the computer.
6. Linda suggested she overcame the problem by running her computer with the
User Account Control "on", I have been running it with mine off. Turned it
on and restarted computer again!
7. Downloaded WinBMD and saved it to my Quick deletes file.
8. Navigated to the saved file and right clicked on it and selected "run as
9. Went to WinBMD folder via Windows Explorer
10. Set properties to run in XP mode, they already were.
And guess what we won the coconut! ! It works, thank you so much Ian. I am
a very happy bunny
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laurence Clark" <>
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 8:59 AM
Subject: RE: WinBMD Problems
> Dear John,
> It is unfortunate that at least a few people seem to be experiencing
> problems to me and, perhaps, for longer. Just a bit more information
> - I am using Vista Home Premium, and I have always had UAC turned ON.
> Thanks to everyone for all the input - I don't feel quite so alone,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Slann [mailto:]
> Sent: 02 May 2007 09:29
> Subject: Re: WinBMD Problems
> Dear Dave,
> For the life of me I cannot remember and in any event I am not technical
> enough to know at what stage I would have the option to "run as
> administrator". The last time I tried to reinstall WinBMD, I stripped out
> every last vestige of WinBMD I could find before doing anything. Then
> to the download site and clicked on Install WinBMD Version V link and then
> on "Run" It ends up on my machine and looks normal until I try and open
> Then I get the "Run-time error '429': ActiveX component can't create
> object" message.
> What is interesting about this problem, is that my new computer came with
> Vista Home Premium and using that WinBMD worked with that, it was only
> upgrading to Vista Ultimate that it stopped working and my problems began
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 9:08 AM
> Subject: Re: WinBMD Problems
>> Quoting John Slann <>:
>>> Dear Dave,
>>> Well that has given me hope, Ian and I have been trying to clear my
>>> "Run-time error '429': ActiveX component can't create object" problem
>>> associated WinBMD for weeks without avail. If you have found a way
>>> this I should be very grateful for a guide to rid myself of this
>>> so that I feel that once again I am a fully equipped coordinator. Being
>>> without WinBMD I feel like a gardener without a spade!
>> One question.
>> Did you use the "run as administrator" option when running setup, or did
>> just install from the administrator account?
>> In Vista, the two are not the same, as administrator only has
>> rights when he explicitly runs with them.
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