How to Download and Fix Actskin4.ocx Errors

Last Updated: 05/04/2020
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Actskin4.ocx is considered a type of ActiveSkin Module file. It is most-commonly used in ActiveSkin Module developed by It uses the OCX file extension and is considered a Win32 DLL (Dynamic link library) file.

The first version of actskin4.ocx for ICQ build 3916 was seen on 11/27/2002 in Windows 10. The most recent version [file version 4, 2, 2, 0] was introduced on 03/11/2003 for MP3 WAV OGG Converter 1.2.1. Actskin4.ocx is found in MP3 WAV OGG Converter 1.2.1, MP3 Cutter Joiner 4.04.07, and ICQ build 3916.

Continue reading below to discover detailed file information, OCX file troubleshooting, and free downloads of several versions of actskin4.ocx.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: actskin4.ocx
File Extension: OCX file extension
Description: ActiveSkin Module
Object File Type: Dynamic link library
File Operating System: Win32
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
User Popularity Rating:
Developer and Software Information
Software Program: ActiveSkin Module
Legal Copyright: Copyright (C) 2001-2002 SoftShape Development
Software: MP3 WAV OGG Converter
Software Version: 1.2.1
File Details
Character Set: Unicode
Language Code: Neutral
File Flags: (none)
File Flags Mask: 0x003f
Entry Point: 0x3122c
Code Size: 208896

What are actskin4.ocx Error Messages?

ActiveX-Related actskin4.ocx Errors

actskin4.ocx is considered a type of COM file, or Component Object Model, most commonly known as an ActiveX control. ActiveX controls like actskin4.ocx are used by MP3 WAV OGG Converter and other software to display media-related content. Therefore, your will most likely encounter a actskin4.ocx error when attempting to load an audio or video clip, or view some variety of embedded website content. Some of the most common actskin4.ocx ActiveX errors include:

These OCX errors are most commonly due a missing or corrupt OCX. If your file is missing or corrupt, this could be caused by improper computer shutdown, or a malware infection, both of which could corrupt (or even delete) actskin4.ocx. If your actskin4.ocx is corrupted or missing, and therefore cannot be properly loaded by MP3 WAV OGG Converter, this will result in an error message.

Finally, another common cause of actskin4.ocx ActiveX errors can be contributed to an ActiveX-related subkey missing from the Windows registry. Broken DLL (Dynamic Link Library) references in the Windows registry can prevent actskin4.ocx from registering properly, resulting in an ActiveX error. These broken references (registry keys) are usually triggered by a moved or missing file, or as a result of a leftover DLL file reference after a shared program has been uninstalled.

How to Fix actskin4.ocx Errors in 4 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your actskin4.ocx issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Use Microsoft Register Server (regsvr) to Manually Register Your actskin4.ocx File

When you install MP3 WAV OGG Converter, or another software that uses the actskin4.ocx dependency, the software should register the file automatically. Sometimes your OCX file won't get registered properly and will trigger a "actskin4.ocx not registered" error. Thankfully, Microsoft included a handy built-in utility called "Microsoft Register Server" (regsvr32.exe) to enable you to manually re-register your actskin4.ocx file.

How to re-register actskin4.ocx from an elevated command prompt (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "command" (do not presss ENTER yet)
  3. While holding CTRL-Shift, hit ENTER.
  4. You will be prompted with a permission dialog box.
  5. Click Yes.
  6. Type this command: regsvr32 /u actskin4.ocx
  7. Hit ENTER. This process will UN-register your file, allowing you to RE-register it.
  8. Type this command: regsvr32 /i actskin4.ocx
  9. Hit ENTER. This process will RE-register your file.
  10. Close the command prompt window.
  11. Re-start MP3 WAV OGG Converter.

regsvr32 /u actskin4.ocx

Step 2: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the actskin4.ocx error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 3: If recently installed MP3 WAV OGG Converter (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling MP3 WAV OGG Converter software.

You can uninstall MP3 WAV OGG Converter software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for MP3 WAV OGG Converter 1.2.1 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall MP3 WAV OGG Converter software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

MP3 WAV OGG Converter 1.2.1

Step 4: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many actskin4.ocx error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the actskin4.ocx error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your actskin4.ocx File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate actskin4.ocx file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free actskin4.ocx files for every applicable version of MP3 WAV OGG Converter. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download actskin4.ocx Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate MP3 WAV OGG Converter folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\ICQ\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve actskin4.ocx problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download actskin4.ocx Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying actskin4.ocx to your appropriate Windows system directory. typically does not release MP3 WAV OGG Converter OCX files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing actskin4.ocx and all other OCX files for MP3 WAV OGG Converter. An incorrectly installed OCX file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

Windows 10

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