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Computer won't react when I click on something.

by cjblessing / June 4, 2008 5:39 AM PDT

I try clicking on things on MySpace and I also tried to download Adobe Flash Player but my computer doesn't react when I click on some things. I have Windows XP Explorer 7.0. Thanks

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If it doesn't react on any click ...
by Kees Bakker / June 4, 2008 5:48 AM PDT

(left, right or both) try another mouse. If it does react on certain clicks only, post a more exact diagnosis like what works and what doesn't work.
The relation between your problem and Flash isn't clear at all from your post. Can you tell more on that?


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by cjblessing / June 4, 2008 6:02 AM PDT

I click on download at Adobe Flash Player site and it doesn't do anything. I also try to click on update on MySpace profile to change my mood and it doesn't do anything also. It will work when I click on other things at Myspace and I can download other things from from Adobe.

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Try to find the common factor ...
by Kees Bakker / June 4, 2008 6:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Mouse

by looking what's behind the links (right click>properties). Some might be just a link to another html-page, some might be javascript or vbscript and others might be zip, exe or flash files. You're the only who can do the necessary research that's needed here, because it only happens on your machine.


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by cjblessing / June 4, 2008 6:23 AM PDT

They are javascripts. Do you know what I need to do to fix the problem? Thanks so much for the help so far!!

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Try the Java test.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 4, 2008 6:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Java

Javascripts and Java are slightly different things, so to eliminate one possible source of problem try the Java test at the site below;

Just click the link in the box at the top where it says; "Test the version of Java your browser is using".

Let us know if that works, and what version of Java you have installed. The result box will say something like;

"Java Version 1.5.0_12 from Sun Microsystems Inc", or similar.

To test if your Javascript is working, try the test here;

Let us know what happens.


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Re: javascript.
by Kees Bakker / June 4, 2008 7:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Java

This can be several things.

The most likely: you disabled javascript for the security zone these sites are in. Check it in Tools>Internet options>Security; it's near the bottom: running scripts.

Somewhat more unlikely: the Windows scripting host needs to be reinstalled, because it is damaged somehow. It's on

The ultimate workaround - if the above to don't work - might be to switch browsers. Go to and download Firefox. It has its own javascript engine, and very likely that will work.

So, three chances.


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There's A Newer Windows Scripting Engine Available..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 4, 2008 9:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: javascript.

Personally, I install it on all our W2000 and XP machines.. The link is below:

Windows Script 5.7 for Windows XP

This is the new version that is installed with XP Service Pack 3.

Hope this helps.


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Tried it all
by cjblessing / June 4, 2008 10:27 AM PDT

Well I tried everything and nothing worked. I guess I'm going to try mozilla. Too bad I don't have the money to break down and buy a new one. Thanks so much for everything!!

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