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


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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 results......no 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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Well it may not have been a problem before, but as I'm sure you know, Flash is updated frequently. So where they may have been compatible before, an update or newer version of Flash has 'broken' that compatibility.

It's also no co-incidence that the problem has arisen roughly since Adobe took over Flash development from Macromedia. I venture to guess that Adobe's modifications have somehow caused this problem for you.

On the subject of screensavers generally, they are largely unecessary these days. I regard them as a waste of a PCs resources and would rather do something productive with my little powerhouse. Whenever I re-install Windows, the screensaver is one of the first things I disable.
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Thank you,but I ended up finding the solution, and it's an easy one, so if anyone else is having this problem, check out this page
http://forums1.itrc....553855 28353475

Edited by Jim45, 24 December 2006 - 02:38 PM.

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