OK, so the issue is that the Flash player is semi-nonexistend. It is just like it sounds. For example, if I visit the www.omgpop.com website (guys who made Draw Something game), I see the ad at the top of the page and it works fine, but right under it is just a "Download Flash" link to Adobe page, no content is shown. Same happens on various other websites which are based on Flash.
I've tried re-downloading Flash, the broswer (Chrome v18), updating all possible drivers on my computer (running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit). I even went as far as formatting my whole system and reinstalling Windows. Even then I still see the same problem, it happens with Firefox and IE too. I'm seriously confused and have no idea what's going on. Can you help me?
Chrome contains its own version of Flash Player, and there is no need to install a seperate copy for it. Can you go to this page and tell me what version of the player is reported as installed?
BUMP, Flash is still not working on various websites. The page says that I'm using Flash 126.96.36.199 on Win7 32bit and I can see that red ball bouncing. However, I keep noticing more and more pages that have Flash content wich simply doesn't work, this http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/595009 is another example, a little Flash game. Yet ads run without any issues.
You don't need to BUMP if you didn't reply for more than one month.
Does disabling Hardware Acceleration affect your problem (How do I disable or enable hardware acceleration? )?
What is your display adapter, driver version & date?
Disabling Hardware Acceleration didn't affect this.
Display adapter: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset
Driver version: 188.8.131.522
It's the latest available version.
P.S. I bumped because I replied to that guy via PM (the reply button was missing in this thread) but he never replied back.
Sorry about the PM, it looks like I responded but it was just about the reply button not working. I gave your example page a try with my version of Chrome (19.0.1084.52 m) but it loaded fine and I was able to play.
I suspect we're running into something besides hardware here. Since it's happening on all browsers (IE, Firefox, and Chrome) it leads me to believe we're running into something lower level with your system. Do you have any ad blocking or proxying software running?
I do have AdBlock and a couple other plugins, but this problem happens even if they are all disabled.
I've borrowed a laptop from a friend just to check if the problem could be with the router and not my computer and yes, the same problem happens on his laptop too. The confusing part is that there are no blocked sites and no filtering running. I did a factory reset of the router, it didn't help.
It's a Netgear VDMG280 wireless router from Virgin Media UK. Why is it blocking Flash on certain websites, I have no idea.
Has this (or anything similar) ever happened to anyone? What could be the possible causes?