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Adobe Flash, keep getting "failed to initialize"

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I have done all the recommended things on the blog. I have tried to remove any Adobe Flash that was in the machine(I wonder!). The processes are very complexed so I do wonder. My system is XP 3. I choose to run FireFox. I went through My Juno to no avail also, that uses Explorer. I don't find Adobe Flash in plug-ins but Shockwave Flash is there. I do have three out of date plug-ins, Adobe 8, Java Deployment Toolkit, and Java(TM) Platform. Most sights presume that all will be well after above has been done, but Oh No! Help would be appreciated.

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You may have to delete the pluginreg.dat file in the profile folder.

To do this follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to Firefox button > Help > Troubleshooting Info > Open Profile folder
  2. A File manager window should show, delete pluginreg.dat when firefox is closed
  3. Start up Firefox again and try to play flash content, does it work now?

If not troubleshoot flash => http://kb.mozillazine.org/Flash

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Adobe Flash is Shockwave Flash.

This plugin is out-of-date on your browser. To fix the problem try updating all out-of-date plugins.

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Chosen Solution

You may have to delete the pluginreg.dat file in the profile folder.

To do this follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to Firefox button > Help > Troubleshooting Info > Open Profile folder
  2. A File manager window should show, delete pluginreg.dat when firefox is closed
  3. Start up Firefox again and try to play flash content, does it work now?

If not troubleshoot flash => http://kb.mozillazine.org/Flash