Fix Windows Gadget not working, Skype can’t play game, Active X not working, MOBIpocket Creator not working

As stated in the topic’s header, this blog suggest how to fix many problems many Windows users face.

My windows (as well as I) suffered from many problems, which are

  • Windows  Desktop Gadget not working properly. For example, only black square displayed with no other details, except a clock second hand.
  • Skype cannot play game from extra menu. Everytime I try it keep saying

One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed because either:

1) Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page, or
2) You have blocked a publisher of one of the controls

As a result the page may not display correctly.

  • Many programs, such as Microsoft Project, and website are not working. They also display above message.
  • In case that you work with e-Book, one of the most useful and most important program – MOBIPocket Creator – used for creating the E-Book in MOBI format –  is not working at all. It only display a blank page with wield details.

I try to solve all of these problems one-by-one for some times. Surprisingly, once I found A solution, all of them are solved!

To solve it, follow the following steps:

  1. Click Start, type regedit into search box.
  2. Choose regedit, and click “Yes
  3. Browse to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\
  4. Their should have some key from “0” to “4”. See whether their is a key before “0” – most people found it looks like a superscript “L”.
  5. DELETE that “L” key away. THIS key is the source of ALL problems.
  6. Restart the Windows. After restarting, all of these problems should be gone.

This method solved all my problems, so I hope it could be useful for the others.

However, this technique requires a modification of registry. If you do not sure about what you are doing, find some guru to help you.

6 thoughts on “Fix Windows Gadget not working, Skype can’t play game, Active X not working, MOBIpocket Creator not working

    1. It could be any other things rather than “L”.
      The idea is there should contain only key 0, 1, 2 , 3 , and 4. Other than this, just remove them out.

      By the way, if everything looks fine there, may be you have the other source of problem rather than this one.

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