Youtube videos won't play

Compaq/ Presario 5BW
November 20, 2008 at 15:07:16
Specs: Windows XP Home, Intel Celeron/512MB

Videos on Youtube won't play. When I type in the Youtube url it doesn't go to the Youtube page but to a page that looks like some king of my settings page. When I click on a video listed on that page I get a message saying: "Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player". I checked in IE, and JavaScript is activated, and I have installed and uninstalled Flash Player many times with and without the firewall activated and have rebooted after uninstalling and then installing. I use Firefox. Both when installing and uninstalling I am disconnected from the Internet and have the downloads box closed. I was able to play Youtube videos up until last night with no problems. Before playing any Youtube videos today I ran Ad-Aware, Spybot Search and Destroy and ATF Cleaner. I have not been able to run any Youtube videos after running these programs today, so I think I deleted something with one of these programs which have prevented the Youtube videos from playing. When running ATF Cleaner the only thing I chose not to delete were my Firefox passwords. I can play Youtube videos imbedded in other sites. After installing, Flash Player is listed in control panel, but it's blank on the right hand side of the page for Flash Player where the size of the programs are listed. Flash Player is 1.8mb, and the the mb for much smaller programs are listed in cp. I believe I have had this problem before but was able to resolve it. Thanks for any replies.


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November 20, 2008 at 15:26:10
Bring up system restore and go back to a restore point previous to this issue.

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Abstinence training clearly isn't working.

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November 21, 2008 at 00:34:37
I have a strange problem with Firefox where I can view
YouTube when I open the browser for the first time, but
after a random interval (usually 15 - 30 minutes), the
browser seems to de-activate Javascript on its own accord
while still saying that its turned on. This fixes itself when I
restart the browser. Have you tried a similar thing?

I would suggest downloading a different browser and
taking a look at whether the errors repeats itself on there.

I would have a clean of the registry for file associations,
and if all else fails, consider rolling back to a point before
you ran those selected programs and it stopped working.

The Definitive Guide to Registry Cleaners &
PC Optimization

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November 21, 2008 at 03:55:45
Do you have the NoScript extension installed on firefox? If yes, then that can be the problem, coz it dosent allow javascript or flash to load. So look for the options, if you have the NoScript extension installed.

Also, go to adobe site, and download and install the latest flash player, and shockwave player.

I hope it works then. Do reply.


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November 22, 2008 at 16:34:43
Are u sure u using latest flash player

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