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PDF won't load + Flash player 9 won't downoad?

I'm running Windows XP Pro on a Dell 2400.
Internet Explorer version:

Also running are;
Norton SystemWorks 2006,
Zone Alarm Pro 6.5.722,
Ad Aware SE,
SpyWare Blaster,
SpyBot Search and Destroy

I have the security setting set to ''prompt'' for active x control. When I attempt to download the player, I get the warning pop-up, see the gold bar, say ''yes'' to downloading active x control.

The pop-up window comes up asking me if I want to download Flash Player 9 and I click on "install". The window disappears, nothing downloads, no error message.

Also, what is strange is that now I can't view any PDF files on the internet. I can open the program (Adobe Reader 7.08) itself, but whenever I try to access a file on the web, the browser window disappears, again without an error message. I used to be able to view PDF's fine before I tried to install Flash Player 9.

I included the list of my "security" programs because perhaps there is some arcane setting that is accidentally implemented that is prohibiting the programs from downloading/working?

Or could it be a problem with the IE browser plug-ins? I have already tried to "detect and repair" in the help section of Adobe Reader. I uninstalled, then re-installed version 7.08 rebooted multiple times and it still doesn't work.




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Re: Flash player 9 won't downoad?

In reply to: PDF won't load + Flash player 9 won't downoad?

Susan, For the Flash Player 9 problem go to the link below and download the standalone Flash Player (IE) ActiveX installer for Internet Explorer. Just click on the "Download
Latest Version
1.08MB" on the right side of the page and save it to somewhere you can find it then double click it to start the installation.


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Re: PDF won't load

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Give This Ago!!

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Give yourself fresh Macromedia Player program installation [To Eliminating the Bugs??]

Have a look within = Control Panel = Add & Remove = and see if you have both programs listed of Macromedia Flash Player and Macromedia Shock Wave Player and uninstall same! [Could show as Adobe?? = They may not show in Add and Remove?? = If not there use the Macromedia Uninstallers??]

Next Go to URL [May have to copy and paste into Internet Address Field]

There you will see the ''Uninstallers'' for Flash and Shock! Do repeat the Macromedia Uninstallers for Macromedia Flash Player and Shock WavePlayer ''Uninstall Programs'' Then after using the Add/Remove Uninstall please use the above uninstallers a couple of times to make sure it has uninstalled their programming!

Then install both the latest Macromedia players as available from within the above web page.


This may be worth the try to see if overcomes your problems
Hope may help!

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Thanks! to colindarby and cursorcowboy

In reply to: Give This Ago!!

At first, when I tried to uninstall Flash via the control panel, I clicked on uninstall and the dialogue box just disapeared, but the program was still there. Tried multiple times, to no avail. Perhaps something got corrupted in the registry?

The uninstaller did the trick! Then I reinstalled and it's working fine.

Was still having problems with the PDF after multiple uninstalls and reinstalls. I searched back in the archives under ''can't view PDF's'' and found the solution that worked (even though it's counter-intuitive?) from cursorcowboy.

Here it is:

? To configure the browser to use Acrobat or Adobe Reader to open PDF files:

a. Quit Internet Explorer or AOL.

b. Start Acrobat or Adobe Reader.

c. Choose Edit, Preferences and select Internet in the list on the left.

d. Deselect Display PDF in Browser, and click OK.

Posted by: Cursorcowboy (see profile) - 09/05/2005 4:35 AM



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