Susan, For the Flash Player 9 problem go to the link below and download the standalone Flash Player 22.214.171.124 (IE) ActiveX installer for Internet Explorer. Just click on the "Download
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.
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,
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.