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Sam Hall
06-04-2007, 10:34 PM
I haven't been able to view video clips for the last couple days on any web site, much less this site.

I receive a message saying either I need to enable Javascript or download the newest version of Flash Player. The problem is I've never been able to download Flash Player from Adobe's web site. It just won't work.

What do I need to do?

ClevelandBronco
06-04-2007, 10:36 PM
Do you have "Enable Javascript" selected in your browser preferences?

Sam Hall
06-04-2007, 10:37 PM
Do you have "Enable Javascript" selected in your browser preferences?

I don't know where to find that option.

Baconeater
06-04-2007, 10:38 PM
Gently tap your PC with a sledgehammer.

Boyceofsummer
06-04-2007, 10:51 PM
last month. None of the problems listed by the affected sites were present. I used system restore to a date previous. Problem solved.

Prodigal19
06-04-2007, 10:53 PM
Are you using explorer or firefox?

RJ
06-04-2007, 10:54 PM
Gently tap your PC with a sledgehammer.



I find this works better with a rubber sledgemallet.

ClevelandBronco
06-04-2007, 10:55 PM
I don't know where to find that option.

Look in your menu items for "Preferences." Select that, then look for "Content," and select that. The radio button to turn Javascript on or off should be there.

Sam Hall
06-04-2007, 10:56 PM
Are you using explorer or firefox?

explorer

Baconeater
06-04-2007, 10:57 PM
last month. None of the problems listed by the affected sites were present. I used system restore to a date previous. Problem solved.
That's usually what I do whenever something gets flaky on me, it's a friggin' godsend.

ClevelandBronco
06-04-2007, 11:04 PM
explorer

IMO, you should switch to Firefox tonight, as long as you have problems anyway.

Sam Hall
06-04-2007, 11:13 PM
Now it won't let me restore my computer to an earlier date. The only option is for right now.

Baconeater
06-04-2007, 11:22 PM
Now it won't let me restore my computer to an earlier date. The only option is for right now.
I remember that happening to me one time too. Problem is, I don't remember what I did to rectify the situation. Did you try more than one date?

Sam Hall
06-04-2007, 11:24 PM
I remember that happening to me one time too. Problem is, I don't remember what I did to rectify the situation. Did you try more than one date?

It won't let me pick another date.

Baconeater
06-04-2007, 11:30 PM
It won't let me pick another date.
I dunno then, system restore usually fixes little quirks like this. I suppose I'd run a virus and spyware scan just for fun, if you haven't already. After that, you've pretty much reached the extent of my computer savviness.

Sam Hall
06-04-2007, 11:32 PM
Now the shark is making weird noises. This is interesting.

Bob Dole
06-04-2007, 11:50 PM
Now it won't let me restore my computer to an earlier date. The only option is for right now.

Start->Run and type cmd

When you get a black background window with a prompt, type "format c: /s" without the quotes.

Sam Hall
06-04-2007, 11:59 PM
Start->Run and type cmd

When you get a black background window with a prompt, type "format c: /s" without the quotes.

it says - /s is an invalid parameter.

SLAG
06-05-2007, 12:10 AM
switch to opera

ClevelandBronco
06-05-2007, 12:10 AM
It's the damn cat pictures. You know that.

Kerberos
06-05-2007, 05:03 AM
it says - /s is an invalid parameter.

Try this

Open your IE and go to Tools, then Internet Options, then the Advanced Tab, and then restore defaults or restore advanced settings.

Then try again.

You definately need to run somthing like Ad-Aware and/or Spybot and see if you have some funky stuff running in the backround.

Go to Java.com and download the latest JAVA update as well.

OldTownChief
06-05-2007, 05:27 AM
Start->Run and type cmd

When you get a black background window with a prompt, type "format c: /s" without the quotes.


Brutal

Sam Hall
06-08-2007, 07:02 PM
I still haven't figured this out. I thought it was a problem with my registry or security settings, and I did what Adobe said to do. I downloaded a registry cleaner a few days ago, so maybe that was a mistake. Does Flash Player come with Internet Explorer 7? I'm thinking I can fix the problem by uninstalling IE 7 and then reinstalling it.

Bob Dole
06-08-2007, 07:04 PM
I still haven't figured this out. I thought it was a problem with my registry or security settings, and I did what Adobe said to do. I downloaded a registry cleaner a few days ago, so maybe that was a mistake. Does Flash Player come with Internet Explorer 7? I'm thinking I can fix the problem by uninstalling IE 7 and then reinstalling it.

The Flash Player is seperate from IE.

Sam Hall
06-08-2007, 07:06 PM
It's odd because I had no problem downloading Shockwave.

morphius
06-08-2007, 07:09 PM
try downloading the newest version of firefox, if it is installed, delete and then reinstall. I have a feeling that something that should be associated with the browser is associated with an incorrect program, but I don't even want to think about how to walk you through that mess.

Plus, if you are using Linux on another machine you can use foxmarks, yoonoo(sp?), or google's plugins to sync your bookmarks.

Sam Hall
06-08-2007, 07:32 PM
Firefox solved the problem :)

ClevelandBronco
06-08-2007, 07:33 PM
Welcome to a much better surfboard.

Sam Hall
06-08-2007, 07:36 PM
Welcome to a much better surfboard.

It seems a little different, i.e. the fonts. I'll have to customize it here in a bit.

ClevelandBronco
06-08-2007, 07:40 PM
It seems a little different, i.e. the fonts. I'll have to customize it here in a bit.

That's part of the fun. It's highly customizable.

SLAG
06-08-2007, 08:51 PM
Since your tryin new browsers

give opera a try

I like it