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You may not be able to open the User Accounts item in Control Panel on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer. Additionally, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
Wrong number of arguments or invalid property assignment
This article helps you fix the problem.

To have us fix this problem for you, go to the “Fix it for me” section. If you would rather fix this problem yourself, go to the “Let me fix it myself” section.

Fix it for me

To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.

Fix this problem
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Note This wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.

Let me fix it myself

To fix this problem, use the regsvr32 command to register the .dll files. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following commands, press ENTER after each command, and then click OK when a message says that the registration is successful:
    • Regsvr32 jscript.dll
    • Regsvr32 nusrmgr.cpl
    • Regsvr32 /i mshtml.dll
    • Regsvr32 themeui.dll
    • Regsvr32 Vbscript.dll
Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.

Did this fix the problem?

Check whether you can open the User Accounts item in Control Panel. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.


This behavior may occur if certain .dll files are not registered correctly.


Article ID: 919292 - Last Review: September 23, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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