Flash doesn't work on Flash enabled websites

By animemanga
Aug 24, 2006
  1. ok.
    the problem is that i can't see any flashes on any site. for example i go to ed test site. i can't see their meters!. i go to chatting site i can see nothing. just a small icon on the top left side. i d/l macromedia flash 8 . still no difference.

    wat is the problem where have i go wrong??
    is this a software problem or ??

    any useful help really appreciated.
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Please use proper thread titles from now on.
  3. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    The most common reasons that Flash content fails to display are:

    Pop-up blockers blocking Flash -

    The most common cause of Flash movies failing to display is the presence of a pop-up/ad blocker
    software that specifically targets Flash content.

    Internet utilities blocking ActiveX -

    Some Internet Utilities, such as Norton Internet Utilities, perform functions
    similar to a firewall and may restrict viewing of ActiveX controls.
    You need to ensure that your firewall or utility settings are set to allow ActiveX controls
    or you will not be able to view Flash movies in Internet Explorer.

    Plugins not enabled in IE options,or security settings too high.

    Restricted User accounts are unable to display Flash Player content -

    After successful installation under the Windows Administrator account,
    Restricted User accounts are unable to display Flash Player content.
    Users who installed Flash Player prior to April 6, 2006 must uninstall
    using the Flash Player uninstaller released on May 11, 2006. Uninstall Flash Player
    using the instructions in How to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player.

    More advanced troubleshooting HERE
  4. animemanga

    animemanga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    i have tried everything that was told. but no change.

    what is going rong.

    sorry for the wrong title i was desperate
  5. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Have you tried other browsers like Firefox or Opera ? (You should use one of those anyway)

    If sounds like an installation issue more than a display issue.

    The installation FAQs are also in the above link.
  6. animemanga

    animemanga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    i have tried firefox and it did the job. thanx to every one that took the time to help.
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    I've tried Firefox and I just can't get used to it. I'm using IE7 Beta2 and this Flash issue haunts me too. I don't leave my system on 24/7 so when I shut down, and then turning on, I have to manually uninstall Flash using Adobe's uninstall utility, and then "reinstall" Flash to get it to work... Popup blockers on or off. It doesn't matter. Flash will work fine until I restart from a cold boot. Then the trouble returns. This happens with IE6 too
  8. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Try the XPI installation package for Firefox.HERE

    Scroll half way down to "Popular plugins".
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    I downloaded the latest version of Opera. It looks pretty cool. I'll have to work with it a while
  10. IH8PunkRok

    IH8PunkRok TS Rookie Posts: 114

    I had this same program with some games i was trying to play, and it would not work with internet explorer. so i tried mozilla firefox and it worked fine, maybe thats all u need?

    -Oops, i didn't see your last post on firefox. Srry
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