Macromedia Flash not working with IE7

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by R. Mack, May 10, 2006.

  1. R. Mack

    R. Mack Guest

    Does anyone else have an issue with Flash not working? I attempt to watch
    news clips at Fox News and MSNBC however neither work any longer. On the Fox
    site the screen remains black. On MSNBC I'm redirected to D/L Flash, which I
    have done several times. WMP
    R. Mack, May 10, 2006
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  2. Are you by any chance running Windows XP X64 Edition? If so then you should
    have both a 32 Bit IE7 and a 64 Bit IE7 installed on your computer.
    Macromedia Flash only works with 32 Bit IE 7, just FYI. The IE 7 icon on
    your Desktop opens up 64 Bit IE7 by Default, also just FYI (Ignore the Post
    if you are not running Windows XP X64 Edition, however).
    Kevin John Panzke, May 10, 2006
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  3. R. Mack

    R. Mack Guest


    Thanks for the response. I'm not running X64. However, since I posted last I
    decided this thing has just got to work. Especially since the last ver of
    Flash being put out the end of March.

    So, for anyone else out there here's what I ended up doing. Uninstalled WMP
    10, then re-installed. Removed ALL traces of Macromedia Flash including
    manually from registry then Windows. I had one glitch. I was unable to remove
    one file (flash.ocx I believe). Went to SAFE mode and still got a denial of
    deletion. I dragged the file to the desktop then to the recycle bin and
    emptied it. I was now clean as far as I could be from Flash. I then D/L a new
    copy of Flash. Loaded and installed fine. I then went to Fox News and MSNBC
    to test whether the news clips would play. Both sites now worked perfectly.
    I'm thinking there may have been an issue with Flash after I installed IE 7
    then attempted to reinstall Flash after a normal uninstall because so much is
    left behind. At any rate all is working except some page rendering issues.

    Again, thanks for your response.
    R. Mack, May 10, 2006
  4. R. Mack

    PA Bear Guest

    MS06-020/913433 may have played a role here.

    MS06-020: Vulnerabilities in Macromedia Flash Player from Adobe could allow
    remote code execution:

    See Known Issues section for a workaround.
    PA Bear, May 10, 2006
  5. R. Mack

    R. Mack Guest

    It very well may have been. Now that you mention it, when I tried to D/L that
    update was the only one that failed. Whatever it was it's gone now. Next???
    R. Mack, May 10, 2006
  6. R. Mack

    PA Bear Guest

    The steps you took to resolve your original problem are the same as those in
    the workaround, so you killed two birds with one stone. <w>
    PA Bear, May 10, 2006
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