AC2002: Error 429 on XP SP1 - never happened on other installs !

From: Björn Comhaire (
Date: 07/20/04

Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 10:10:27 +0200


I have created a commercial application in Access 2000 some 4-5 years ago. I
installed the system with about 15 clients and never had any problems.

Now one of my clients tried to install the package on a new WinXP SP1
computer (with MS OF2000 on it) and as soon as they start up the application
they get a runtime error 429 (ActiveX).
The first thing I do when the program is run is check to see if the program
is properly registered and this is done using a text file file with the
registration info scrambled inside it. the textfile is opened using
"Scripting.FileSystemObjectobject" (fso). Since I thought that this might be
the cause of the problem I installed the scripting engine separately on this
PC, but no joy.

The version of my program they have was compiled on a Win98 computer at the
time, could this be the cause of the troubles ? I have the software running
on some other WinXP computers without problems (well not problems that
couldn't be solved easily).

Thx for the help,