Losing Flash Player

February 6, 2007 at 18:14:15
Specs: Windows XP Home, 3.0GHz/2GB
I keep losing Adobe Flash Player 9 and am forced to reinstall it. It is not apparent when it goes away. But pretty much every time I try to download a YouTube video or try to load a webpage with a flash presentation, I am forced to reinstall the flash software.

I have the stand-alone installation. So reinstallation is not much of a problem, but I would like to eliminate it, if possible.

My initial thought (and it is little more than a guess) is that there is a conflict with other software in my system that I run regularly. But I have no idea what it might be. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks.


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#1
February 6, 2007 at 19:12:12
efs2, If you're using RegSeeker that's probably why you're losing FlashPlayer.

Tufenuf


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#2
February 6, 2007 at 21:07:16
No, I don't use RegSeeker. However, I do use RegScrubXP. I don't think it is the cause, but I'll experiment to be sure.

I didn't do it.


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#3
February 7, 2007 at 01:35:55
Regscrub XP has been known to cause the flash to fail...it might be that you also need to use the flash uninstaller to remove the old installation so as to get a good fresh installation!

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#4
February 7, 2007 at 01:40:45
Thanks to our old friend per for finding this exploit with regscrubXP..As we were/are long term users of the program..per was the first to bring up this issue about a year ago.. It only happens with the latest updated flash player!

In The Matters Of Style,
swim with the current;
in matters of principle,
Stand Like A Rock


"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the
freedom of thought which they avoid."


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#5
February 7, 2007 at 09:11:50
Yep, it's RegScrubXP, just as I suspected all along.

: )

Any suggestions for a replacement registry cleaner?


Huh?


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#6
February 7, 2007 at 09:44:27
efs2, I've been using RegCleaner 4.3.0.780 for many years and never had a problem with it. You can download it for Free at the link below.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4...

Tufenuf



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#7
February 7, 2007 at 11:31:59
Thanks for the suggestion, Tufenuf. However, I failed to mention that I can't use RegCleaner on my system. I used it for years on my old Win98 and Win98SE systems, but was forced to switch sometime after I "upgraded" to WinXP. And I just installed it and tried it again with a bad result.

It doesn't come up when I click the icon. It shows up as a process, but that's it. Also, I have to kill the process to be able to shut down the PC. All of which led me to RegScrubXP, which I have been using for a few years.

So I'll look around and see what's out there. Even if there's nothing, I still have the option of simply reloading the Flash Player every time I use RegScrubXP.
Ed



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#8
February 7, 2007 at 15:46:07
Try this. Works great. http://www.ccleaner.com/

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#9
February 7, 2007 at 15:47:28
Thanks for the acknowledgement Lurks. Always nice.

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#10
February 7, 2007 at 16:52:16
efs2, That RegCleaner I recommended in Response Number 6 is not the Microsoft RegCleaner and that RegCleaner 4.3.0.780 at the link I posted works very well with my Windows XP.

Tufenuf


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#11
February 7, 2007 at 20:14:04
Yes, I know the difference. Also, I did re-download it at the link you provided, on the chance that it was a newer version or somehow different from the one I had and would work. But no joy.

It's always something.
Ed


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