error message- could not find file "flash.ocx"

By jim46
Dec 24, 2006
  1. Hi, I'm new here.About 2 weeks ago I started getting this little error message window coming up on my screen that says: could not find the file "flash.ocx". Well, not long before that started happening, I had updated my Adobe flash, so I figured it just had a glitch, so I uninstalled it, restarted, then reinstalled it, and it still came up. And it shows up after the computer has been sitting idle for a few minutes. I did some investigating through Google, and found a few message boards with discussions concerning this same thing, with people suggesting uninstalling and reinstalling the flash player, and everyone getting the same change. Then, I found a message board where a person said it started after installing a screensaver, and another person suggested switching to one of the windows screensavers to see if it stopped the message from coming up, and the person said it did. I tried this, and it worked for me also. The funny thing is, I've had this screensaver for about 3 years, and this has never happened. I tried getting another screensaver from the same source, thinking it was just that particular screensaver being corrupt, or expired, or something, and I get the same thing. There has to be a solution to this, does anyone have an idea what it is? Oh, and the file "flash.ocx" is on my computer, if that helps. Thanks in advance!
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