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Shockwave CONTINUOUSLY unresponsive when playing games on Facebook~ PLEASE  HELP!! :-)

Mar 4, 2011 8:19 AM


   I have been trying for over 2 weeks to fix this problem with Shockwave! I have an INSPIRION 600m laptop,running Windows XP, browser I'm USING is Google Chrome,however, I have FF and IE8 installed as well. My Anti virus is AVG. Chrome COMES with FLASH installed,however I'm not positive it includes Shockwave.

  This is what I have tried so far:

~ I uninstalled ALL browsers, except IE8 at first, via Windows add/remove programs, then one by one reinstalled browsers, then uninstalled IE8 and reinstalled.

~Downloaded Adobe uninstaller onto desktop and uninstalled on ALL 3 browsers, then Reinstalled on all three.

~Tested Flash on all 3 browsers: SAW spinning logo on all browsers with following info-CHROME- , IE8- , FF-

~Checked C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash... with following results :

                    * flash10n_ocx

                    * flashinstall

                    * flashplayer.xpt

                    * flashutil10_activex

                    * flashutil10_activex.dll

                    * flashutil10_plugin

                    * NPSWF32.dll -------VERSION 10,2,152,32 shockwave 10.2r152

~When I checked my ADD ONS on Chrome & FF, IE8... the Shockwave for Director was enabled, so I disabled it, then enabled again, since I didn't see another Shockwave flash installed...only that and the Adobe Flash.

~ I rebooted AFTER EACH of the above actions and made sure my messenger and AVG Anti virus was DISabled during all steps, then enabled once I was finished.


     I signed onto Facebook and tried playing the games and it continued to lag on me, then get the pop ups stating shockwave is unresponsive, would you like to kill page or wait. I'm also getting the pop up stating the page has become unresponsive, with same options. PLEASE help me!! LOL Before I kill the page for good!!!! I'm not the brightest when it comes to computers, but I do read everything I cam, teach myself and basically pray~~~ I pray for most everything I'm just an average person that loves her games, I am disabled and do reply on my games as my daily fun, so it's crucial I get this fixed SOON! Thank anyone and everyone for taking the time to read my question, and thank you for any help/suggestions you can give!!!

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    Mar 4, 2011 12:57 PM   in reply to ZNOISSAP

    Hi, well you have certainly done your homework, great job and thanks for posting all of it also:-) Makes my work much easier, LOL


    Ok, Your Flash files in System32, is the letter "n" in both of these: * flashutil10_activex

                        * flashutil10_activex.dll  as this one is:  * flash10n_ocx


    Using IE, go to Tools, Manage addons and look under "Show"(very light text) for "Shockwave Flash Object" (not Shockwave Flash, etc.) Is that Installed and is it Enabled?


    Using FF, look in plugins for "Shockwave Flash" plugin. Is it Installed and Enabled?


    Now other than that, have you had an Virus or Malware infection? If so which program removed it?


    Do you have any other Anti-Virus/Spyware programs other than AVG?


    Do you have any Firewall other than Windows Firewall?





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    Mar 7, 2011 10:25 AM   in reply to ZNOISSAP

    Hi again, Thanks for the update:-)  I don't know why you would be receiving any messages about Flash Player. What are those popups saying exactly? Are they coming from a game site on FB? If so, then sometimes the game sites can run a little slow if a lot of users are on the same site.


    You might want to try disabling the addons from AVG that are in the browser. Each time Flash Player is updated with changes, addons that may not have caused any problem before, may now. Just something to check.


    I see you Uninstalled FF. A lot of people use it, I happen to think it's very complicated and hard to use. Too many things to continually check on, etc. My Dtr uses it, but I prefer IE as it always works for me. Set it and forget it:-)


    Under Tools, Internet Options, make sure you have Security set to Medium for the Internet. You probably already do, but thot I'd mention that.


    Let me know,







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    Mar 7, 2011 5:28 PM   in reply to ZNOISSAP

    Hi, Are you sure Norton was Installed when you Installed Shockwave Player? Or are you speaking of McAfee when Installing Flash Player?


    Either way, you may have a conflict.



    Let me know,




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    Mar 8, 2011 11:10 AM   in reply to ZNOISSAP

    Hi, I don't use Shockwave Player so I didn't know that Norton or PC Tools Registry Mechanic was even offered.


    I personally don't like Norton at all. Regarding Registry "Cleaners", some users like them. I researched about Registry Cleaners and rely on the Microsoft Registry Experts. They say starting with XP and on, they are not needed and using them is not worth the risk. So, I don't use them at all. You can do the same research on Microsoft and make your own decision. That's is just my opinion on them:-)


    If you can watch videos on youtube, then that is a good indication Flash Player is working as it should be. I agree the website was probably just too busy. You could try it at various times to see.


    Norton & McAfee both are very invasive and Install into the system and you need Removal Tools(their own) to Uninstall them.


    However, Norton will have several addons in your browser that is not needed and can be disabled. It has nothing to do with

    the main Anti-Virus engine.


    Now, you may not have the full Norton, which is different than a "security scan" as McAfee also has. If you can run it on demand, then that may be ok.


    I would Uninstall it and Install MSE(Microsoft Security Essentials) It is an Anti-Virus/Spyware program, easy on resources and it is Free. You can check it out and see what you think. One great thing is that it does not Install any addons into the browser!!

    So nothing is conflicting with Flash Player or your browsers.





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    Mar 9, 2011 12:05 PM   in reply to ZNOISSAP

    I am having the same problem whilst playing FB games, mainly the zynga ones.  I use google chrome. The game goes black with a jigsaw puzzle peice shape in the middle and a bar at the top of the page says flash player has crashed.  This has only been for the last few days and nothing has been changed on my computer prior to this.    Just noticed the bar that says flash player has crashed is also at the top of some of the adobe pages!

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    Mar 9, 2011 12:10 PM   in reply to crocus15

    Hi crocus15, You can try this:


    go to this site: Right click on the Flash logo, Settings,
    then UNcheck the hardware acceleration in Display Settings.


    If this doesn't solve your problem, then you'll need to start your own thread/discussion and provide your computer info/browsers.


    This is an answered thread and your computer configuration will be different.






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