Select the product you need help with
- Internet Explorer
- Windows Phone
- More products
You cannot open the User Accounts item in Control Panel on a Windows XP-based computer
Article ID: 919292 - View products that this article applies to.
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:
This article helps you fix the problem.
Wrong number of arguments or invalid property assignment
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.
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
Microsoft Fix it 50170
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.
To fix this problem, use the regsvr32 command to register the .dll files. To do this, follow these steps:
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.