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Xp Video Problem - Flash Possibly


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#1 a22burnett

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:33 AM

I have been trying to help my brother fix his computer problem, but I'm stuck.

Running Windows XP on a Dell.
He uninstalled some random programs and now videos will not load for him on the internet. Youtube, Veoh, ect.

We tried:
Uninstalling and reinstalling both Flash Player and IE with the most up to date versions.
Disabled Windows Firewall and uninstalled MacAfee.
Lowered IE's security level to the lowest point.
Intsalled Firefox and still nada

Please Help, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance....

On a side note: his pc stopped playing videos in general.
We had to reinstall Windows Media Player and right click on each video and choose "open with" and select Windows Media Player to get them to play.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:37 AM

Try uninstalling and then reinstalling Flash, only this time uninstall it with the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller here.
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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:39 AM

Try installing JAVA,

http://www.java.com/en/

You could also try doing a System Restore to a date before anything was uninstalled.

Start>Programs?Accessories>System Tools>System Restore

Edited by fairjoeblue, 29 June 2009 - 12:42 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 07:59 PM

Thanks for the responses.
We did use the adobe uninstaller when we uninstalled and reinstalled.
We also tried installing java.

For some reason his restore will not run either.
I have no idea what he did to cause all these problems.

Is there a way to restore all application default programs settings?

Thanks again.

Edited by a22burnett, 29 June 2009 - 08:00 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2009 - 08:02 PM

Is there a way to restore all application default programs settings?

You can wipe the drive clean and reinstall Windows.

Otherwise you could try reinstalling the video driver:

How to update a Windows hardware driver
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