Solved Cannot Install Adobe Flash Player, All Tips To No Avail

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February 5, 2016 at 00:47:05
Specs: Windows XP, 4 GB
Hello everyone, I am having an issue with a Dell Inspiron E1505. A couple of days ago, the computer wouldn't boot up properly. Every time I attempted to turn on the computer I received a blank black screen with text saying :

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt

\Windows\System32\Config\System

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair. "

I resolved this issue using this tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVZ...

Once I completed this process, I was able to get the computer to boot up fully. However, some files, programs and etc were missing; for example, Adobe Flash Player.

Unable to stream videos, our first idea was to simply install Adobe Flash Player since we feel that would resolve the issue. However when I try to install it through Firefox, absolutely nothing happens when I click on the file. I do not know if this will help but I've noticed that the icon lacks dimension and is a burgundy color. I have tried using these suggestions to resolve the problem and none of them brought about success.

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-playe...

http://ccm.net/forum/affich-36481-c...

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/...

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/q...

Anyone have suggestions on what I should do? Any and all help we be valued. Thank you for your time


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#1
February 5, 2016 at 02:40:02
Try re-installing Firefox itself.

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#2
February 5, 2016 at 12:42:16
I assume therefore that you downloaded and saved the full file as per your first link, then double clicked the download to install Firefox Flash?

If so you could try an uninstaller on it (looking for Flash), then run the download again. Here is one (see free version):
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo...

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#3
February 5, 2016 at 13:07:34
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"Unable to stream videos, our first idea was to simply install Adobe Flash Player since we feel that would resolve the issue. However when I try to install it through Firefox, absolutely nothing happens when I click on the file."

@ LilacGlitter

Your details don't state what service pack you have. However, you are describing the symptoms that will occur if you attempt to install Adobe Flash Player on Windows XP without Service Pack 3.

Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.245 is the final version of Flash that will install on XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).

You can read more about this here: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/204...

Microsoft has begun removing links for XP, but you can always get them from the Internet Archive, aka the WayBack Machine.

You can download Service Pack 3 here: https://web.archive.org/web/2014012...

The direct download link is here: https://web.archive.org/web/2014011...

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#4
February 5, 2016 at 13:45:42
Thank you all for your contributions. I will get back to you once I have tried all of your suggestions.

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#5
February 5, 2016 at 14:54:24
If you are not using SP3 then you definitely need to be, for various reasons.

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#6
February 6, 2016 at 23:01:05
You all were right. I knew I had to download SP3 but I didn't realize that it'd prevent me from downloading Flash Player. Thank you all so much for your help.


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#7
February 7, 2016 at 06:37:24
Considering it's been available for almost 8 years, it's surprising & somewhat baffling that some people have still not installed SP3.

Hopefully you're using an alternative browser (Firefox, Chrome, Opera) & not the outdated & no longer supported Internet Explorer 8.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/06/tec...


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#8
February 7, 2016 at 07:15:08
These might be of interest:

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

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#9
February 7, 2016 at 10:47:30
@ riider

Service Pack created some issues for a lot of people when it was first released in 2008, so many people put off the upgrade.

I have also found SP3 to bog down computers with only 256MB-512MB RAM; it is only once you get above 1GB that SP3 performs really well.

Finally, software developers have supported SP2 for so long that it makes SP3 less urgent of an update. To this day, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Netflix, and Hulu all list SP2 as the minimum requirement for their services.

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Windows XP Service Pack 4 (SP4)


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#10
February 7, 2016 at 11:14:25
Yeah, interesting point about the RAM size. My XP went like a breeze with 2GB and SP3. I've found no OS since has been so reliable although Win 7 was reasonable, as was Win 8. 8.1 was reliable too until one of their updates came along and screwed it. Win 10, well maybe as a clean install but as an upgrade I've found it decidedly rickety on three completely different computers.

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