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Post Posted October 21st, 2012, 5:38 am

Again, this is an Adobe issue and you need to review the material on Adobe's site for a solution. See this thread there -- http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1018071

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Post Posted October 23rd, 2012, 6:34 am

well i did forget to mention in the quote below i have done ALL of what is recommended by adobe with the exception of reverting back to previous versions. it was bad with the 11.3 and seems that it is a lot worse with the 11.4 or it didn't boither me as much :wink:

here is another one you can add to giving a quick reference: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/ ... ndows.html that should help you to make another quick reply with information, if they haven't tried that yet maybe it will help them.

btb26153 wrote: i can't update anything more from adobe, i can't change or install/update/uninstall anything more from adobe or from ff to fix this.


well i have tried and failed and will just remove firefox and try it again in a few months to see if it is working then, as for now i am tired of the msgs and errors and i don't care who is at fault or who caused or created the problem i just wanted it fixed and resolved and what i was looking for here.

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Post Posted October 23rd, 2012, 6:39 am

The Flash versions 10.3 or 11.2 seem to work O.K. in most/some systems.
You could always try them.
Be sure to use the Flash "Un-installer tool" beforehand.
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Post Posted October 23rd, 2012, 8:19 am

LIMPET235 wrote:The Flash versions 10.3 or 11.2 seem to work O.K. in most/some systems.
You could always try them.
Be sure to use the Flash "Un-installer tool" beforehand.


The other option, of course, is to simply disable Flash Player's Protected Mode feature, as noted here -- viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2570675 and here -- viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2551745 -- which basically turns the newest version into version 10.3.xxx. That has eliminated all of the problems I was having with hangs and crashes.

I was working with an Adobe tech, which I mentioned in one of my previous posts, but that went nowhere. I gave up when he told me he wanted to "poke around" inside my PC to see exactly what was going on. I had horrible visions of disabling security features, changing boo-koo billion settings, installing special spyware, etc., to enable him to monitor my PC on a realt-ime basis, and take full control of it, if need be. (I suppose people would say that I'm being paranoid, but there "ain't no way" I'm going to let someone--whom I don't know--who's located off-site do this!)

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Post Posted October 23rd, 2012, 8:31 am

I don't blame you. ;)
I wouldn't have participated either.
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Post Posted October 27th, 2012, 4:30 am

Well, I tried disabling protected mode and I still get crashes.

What do I do next? Do I go to 11.2, does that have hope of helping if disabling protected mode didn't?

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Post Posted October 27th, 2012, 6:48 am

I'm using Adobe Flash 11.4.402.287 on WinXP Pro SP3 desktop and Win7 Pro SP1 on my laptop without issues. I haven't disabled protected mode on either machine.

On earlier versions of Flash that first offered protected mode, protected mode wasn't enabled on WinXP at all. I'm not sure about protected mode on WinXP on the latest releases.
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Post Posted October 27th, 2012, 7:01 am

Alfred001 wrote:What do I do next? Do I go to 11.2, does that have hope of helping if disabling protected mode didn't?

Well, that's a decision for you.

But, I've been using version 11.2.202.235 ever since a came out and deliberately didn't upgrade/update Flash when the problems on the newer version became apparent. I have had zero problems using Flash.

It didn't apply to me, but I'm told that you need to use an uninstaller program from Adobe to completely remove existing Flash versions, before installing different versions.
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Post Posted October 27th, 2012, 11:21 am

Alfred001 wrote:Well, I tried disabling protected mode and I still get crashes.

What do I do next? Do I go to 11.2, does that have hope of helping if disabling protected mode didn't?


Here are two other things that have worked for "some" users.

In addition to disabling Protected Mode by calling up mms.cfg, found in the FLASH folder, and adding ProtectedMode=0 (that's a zero, not an Oh) at the bottom of the list, and saving the file, you can try disabling Hardware Acceleration in Firefox by clicking on the Tools menu, clicking on Options, clicking the Advanced tab, and de-selecting "Use Hardware Acceleration when Available," if there is a check mark there.

You can also disable Hardware Acceleration in Flashing Player--the cause of MANY problems--by Right Clicking on any youtube video or other Flash content, and in the pop-up menu, clicking on Settings. In the small, new window that appears, remove the check next to Hardware Acceleration by clicking on it.

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