to this stage, 2 months of trying and still no resolution, it may be time to start afresh and carry out a Vista Repair or a complete Vista reinstall.
I would never use some cleaner software or other, even in desperation, as the damage they can cause often runs deep. But perhaps one more try.
Run Adobe's Uninstaller again, and make sure no browsers are open when you run it. Then, reboot the computer. This allows Windows to update its registry on the restart. Then try the new install yet again.
But if that fails, a repair or reinstall seems likely the only solution.
My windows vista 32-bit system will not correctly load adobe flash player. I have tried about 30 different things including uninstalling and reinstalling using adobes uninstall and installer. I have tried disabling my webroot anti-virus, purchasing a PC Cleaner (although it says it cleaned up a lot of issues, I see NO difference), and I have been working on this for about 2 months off and on.
Everything else on my system works fine, and I see no slowing down of anything except downloads.
I have tried different links for flash player installation, it shows up in my programs in the control panel sometimes but it is not working when I try to download a video, say from you tube.
When the installer starts up, it goes through the initializing process fine and quickly. When it starts to retrieve the download it times out at around 20% every time.
So frustrated...PLEASE HELP!!