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Did Flash player auto-update screw up?

By TonyGuitar
Jun 9, 2008
  1. How many other MS XP3 computer users lost their computer use tonight. Only temporarily for me, but left many others gasping I*m sure.
    11:30pm June 8th

    First and suddenly any menu clicked on would click off again before you could select.

    Thus your ability to do anything is lost, so you must switch it off and re-start.

    For the first time ever, this Compaq Presario comes back on and stops at the BIOS screen with a choice of . ..

    [1] Reg XP MS OS
    [2] recovery mode

    I choose [1] and find that after loading, a 3/4 pop-up screen notice from Intel*s Flash Player tells me they have an up-date.

    Damn, I hate it when the big guys like Intel Flash Player and Adobe invade and mess up when I have never been asked or given them permission.

    Anyone else? Was it just my *03 OS burping on newer Intel code? = TG:D
     
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,634

    I have SP3 and had no trouble out of it.

    thanks
     
  3. TonyGuitar

    TonyGuitar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Flashplayer updater is the problem. SP3 seems to behave quite well most of the time.

    Many people may have had the same blinking unstable munue problem but failed to tie it the the FlashPlayer update action. = TG
     
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