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  1. #1
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    Default PC Problems

    Hoping some of you savvy PC types can help me out

    A few months ago, the cat walked across my laptop and deleted the Java program. I figured that out when I went to access my email and got the message I had to have Javascript installed to use it. Also, I could not download anything from the Internet and when I went to various sites (Q-bids) instead of showing me pictures all I got were little boxes with 'downloading' displays.

    Anyway, I reinstalled Javascript and now I keep getting the message pop up 'Install Adobe Flash Player'. First time, I clicked 'yes' because I thought the reinstall of Java possibly screwed up Adobe. (by the way, I do not have the Adobe suite, just the free reader and flashplayer). That apparently did not work because, depending on the site I visit, CoTH especially, the message box pops up, twice in a row, constantly.

    I always select 'no', but at times, because I click here and there quite quickly, the machine gets hosed, and also, I'm sick of getting this message.

    I am running IE 8/Windows XP on an old Dell laptop. Please don't tell me to use a different operating system, as, for reasons of my own (being a mainframe computer dinosaur), I am sticking with this set-up. Hopefully that did not upset you so much you refuse to help.

    So, any suggestions? Thanks for any help offered.



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    Adobe is just like that, in all computers, even my Mac.

    Just keep clicking "later" and it will go away for a while.



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    How about using a different browser, like Chrome or Firefox. They're both a bit safer, security wise, and much faster than IE.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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    She may just have disabled an add-on. Go to your internet options/manage add-ons/ and check that Flash and Java are enabled.


    or


    Go to control panel /add and remove programs/ and remove ALL versions of Java and Flash Player. THEN re-install the newest versions of both for XP.
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    I'm telling you, those cats are out to destroy civilization as we know it!
    Thus do we growl that our big toes have,
    at this moment, been thrown up from below!



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    Cats are sneaky little bastards.
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    Thanks for the replies. flash version 9.0.124.0 is enabled, but I think the one it's trying to install is 11 point something? I'll have to see what the next message say. (which I'm sure will pop up in a few minutes).

    also Java Plug In SSU helper and
    Plug In2 helper are both enabled, along with Java Console.

    Once, Junie (the cat) stepped on a variety of keys which rotated the display so I had to hold the monitor sideways (like a very large book) in order to view it. Then I had to get into the Dell documentation to figure out how to get it back normally (the horrors!!!!!).

    I am very frightened to remove Java and Adobe, what if I can't get them back, I actually use the laptop to work and make money. Maybe I'll finish the bottle of wine from yesterday and try the removal. Need liquid courage for that type of operation.



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    My cat decided to sleep on my laptop keyboard while I was at the fridge. I then couldn't scroll using my arrow keys. Took me a little while to figure out the F7 button was my friend.

    Just uninstall the adobe/java stuff and re-download it. You should be fine.



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