29 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2013 8:46 PM by pwillener RSS

    Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)

    Gigi-Gigi Community Member

      I uninstalled my old Flash Player and tried to install latest from Down loads. Get error msg: "Installation encountered errors. Failed to initialize." I changed Security setting to Medium, did everything in the Troubleshoot page instructions. Still get same error message. Now I have no Flash Player at all.

       

      Sorry about the stupid username...sign-in wouldn't let me use my name...Gigi.

        • 2. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
          Gigi-Gigi Community Member

          That simply produces same results: "Installation encountered errors. Failed to initialize." Tried to install installer.exe and the rest.  Got errors 1722, 1316.

          • 3. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
            pwillener CommunityMVP

            Gigi-Gigi wrote:

             

            Tried to install installer.exe and the rest.  Got errors 1722, 1316.

            Sorry, I don't understand; what is the file name you downloaded from my link, and what is its size?

             

            Also, can you post the contents of the FlashInstall.log file? (C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash)

            • 4. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
              Gigi-Gigi Community Member

              Reply:  Here are your instructions (which is what I did): Try downloading the installer from http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/fp_distribution3.html

              • 5. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                pwillener CommunityMVP

                I cannot help you if you don't answer my questions.

                • 6. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                  Gigi-Gigi Community Member

                  I'm sorry. I honestly thought I'd answered your question in the forum response I posted. Your exact instructions are as follows (Try downloading the installer from http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/fp_distribution3.html), which is exactly what I did (got same error msg, as I mentioned) I do not know what you mean by "Try downloading the installer from http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/fp_distribution3.html."  I'm not that computer savvy. But I totally appreciate your help.

                  • 7. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                    pwillener CommunityMVP

                    Sorry if my instructions and questions were not clear enough; let's start this again.

                     

                    I don't know what web browsers you use, so my instructions are for both browser types (Internet Explorer, and other browsers like Firefox).

                    1. go to http://forums.adobe.com/thread/889580
                    2. download the installer for Internet Explorer and save it to disk;
                    3. if you use other browsers, then also download the other installer and save it to disk;
                    4. close all browser windows, then use Windows Explorer to run the installers you downloaded (install_flash_player_10_active_x.exe and possibly install_flash_player_10.exe).

                     

                    If you still get errors

                    1. please give the exact error message you are getting
                    2. list (copy & paste) the contents of the FlashInstall.log file in C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash
                    • 8. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                      Gigi-Gigi Community Member

                      OK, I followed your instructions and it seemed to work, said it was completed. But I can't find it anywhere. Any suggestions? I ran a search for Adobe Flash Player and it's not finding the downloaded file, only old versions from years before.

                      • 9. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                        Gigi-Gigi Community Member

                        OK, no error message, but here is the copy/paste of the flash install.log file. Please help. THANKS.

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.181.14 2011-05-17+14-45-46.609 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\Documents and Settings\Brian Mason\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\ICE4WWG5\uninstall_flash_player[1].exe" -force 

                        0001 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerPlugin/PlayerPath 2

                        0002 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/PlayerPath 2

                        0003 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/PlayerPath 2

                        0004 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/PlayerPath 2

                        0005 00001018

                        0006 00001015 C:\WINDOWS\System32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10a.ocx 20

                        0007 00000018

                        0008 00001015 C:\WINDOWS\System32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10a.ocx 20

                        0009 00001037 Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce/FlashPlayerUpdate 2

                        0010 00001037 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/ 2

                        0011 00001037 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayer/FlashPlayerVersion 2

                        0012 00001037 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayer/SwfInstall 2

                        0013 00001037 Software\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}/ 2

                        0014 00001021

                        0015 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/PlayerPath 2

                        0016 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerPlugin/PlayerPath 2

                        0017 00001037 Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Extended Properties\{2CA4F306-B280-4ab2-B5E1-1DFA3583F046}/C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.c pl 2

                        0018 00001040

                        0019 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerPlugin/PlayerPath 2

                        0020 00001018

                        0021 00001036 SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@adobe.com/FlashPlayer/ 2

                        0022 00001037 SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@adobe.com/FlashPlayer/ 2

                        0023 00001037 SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player Plugin/ 2

                        0024 00001019

                        0025 00001020

                        0026 00001037 Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce/FlashPlayerUpdate 2

                        0027 00001037 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerPlugin/ 2

                        0028 00001037 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayer/FlashPlayerVersion 2

                        0029 00001037 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayer/SwfInstall 2

                        0030 00001021

                        0031 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/PlayerPath 2

                        0032 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerPlugin/PlayerPath 2

                        0033 00001037 Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Extended Properties\{2CA4F306-B280-4ab2-B5E1-1DFA3583F046}/C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.c pl 2

                        0034 00001040

                        0035 00001015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10a.ocx 20

                        0036 00000018

                        0037 00001015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10a.ocx 20

                        0038 00001036 Software\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions/Plugins 2

                        0039 00001036 Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox\extensions/Plugins 2

                        0040 00001036 Software\Opera Software/Last CommandLine 2

                        0041 00001036 Software\Opera Software/Last CommandLine 2

                        0042 00001036 Software\Opera Software/Plugin Path 2

                        0043 00001036 Software\Opera Software/Plugin Path 2

                        =X====== M/10.3.181.14 2011-05-17+14-45-57.640 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.181.14 2011-05-17+17-57-45.828 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\FP_AX_CAB_INSTALLER.exe" /RegServer

                        0001 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayer\SafeVersions/10.0 2

                        0002 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/PlayerPath 2

                        0003 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/PlayerPath 2

                        0004 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayer\SafeVersions/10.0 2

                        0005 00001037 SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player ActiveX/ 2

                        0006 00000013 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10q.ocx

                        0007 00000015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10q_ActiveX.exe

                        0008 00000016 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10q_ActiveX.dll

                        0009 00000019 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

                        =X====== M/10.3.181.14 2011-05-17+17-58-01.078 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.181.14 2011-06-03+16-12-31.625 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10q_ActiveX.exe" -update activex

                        0001 00000011 0

                        =X====== M/10.3.181.14 2011-06-03+16-13-06.468 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.181.16 2011-06-03+16-13-06.828 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\DOCUME1\BRIANM1\LOCALS~1\Temp\3.dir\InstallFlashPlayer.exe" -iv 0

                        0001 00000013 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10r.ocx

                        0002 00000015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10r_ActiveX.exe

                        0003 00000016 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10r_ActiveX.dll

                        0004 00000019 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

                        0005 00001024 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl 183

                        =X====== M/10.3.181.16 2011-06-03+16-14-16.703 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.181.16 2011-06-09+00-37-43.328 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10r_ActiveX.exe" -update activex

                        0001 00000011 0

                        =X====== M/10.3.181.16 2011-06-09+00-38-00.593 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-06-09+00-38-00.765 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\DOCUME1\BRIANM1\LOCALS~1\Temp\18.dir\InstallFlashPlayer.exe" -iv 0

                        0001 00000013 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10s.ocx

                        0002 00000015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10s_ActiveX.exe

                        0003 00000016 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10s_ActiveX.dll

                        0004 00000019 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

                        0005 00001024 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl 183

                        =X====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-06-09+00-38-23.375 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-06-19+15-49-35.640 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10s_ActiveX.exe" -update activex

                        0001 00000011 0

                        =X====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-06-19+15-50-12.687 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-06-19+15-50-12.750 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\DOCUME1\BRIANM1\LOCALS~1\Temp\26.dir\InstallFlashPlayer.exe" -iv 0

                        0001 00001039

                        =X====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-06-19+15-50-16.390 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-06-23+20-07-18.343 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10s_ActiveX.exe" -update activex

                        0001 00000011 0

                        =X====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-06-23+20-07-38.265 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-06-23+20-07-38.328 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\DOCUME1\BRIANM1\LOCALS~1\Temp\19.dir\InstallFlashPlayer.exe" -iv 0

                        0001 00001039

                        =X====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-06-23+20-07-40.531 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-07-13+18-04-53.687 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10s_ActiveX.exe" -update activex

                        0001 00000011 0

                        =X====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-07-13+18-05-16.968 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-07-13+18-05-17.234 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\DOCUME1\BRIANM1\LOCALS~1\Temp\19.dir\InstallFlashPlayer.exe" -iv 0

                        0001 00000013 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10t.ocx

                        0002 00000015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10t_ActiveX.exe

                        0003 00000016 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10t_ActiveX.dll

                        0004 00000019 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

                        0005 00001024 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl 183

                        =X====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-07-13+18-05-48.046 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-08-07+16-54-51.078 ========

                        0000 00000010 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10t_ActiveX.exe -maintain activex

                        0001 00001015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10t_ActiveX.exe 5

                        0002 00000018

                        0003 00001015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10t_ActiveX.exe 5

                        0004 00001037 Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce/FlashPlayerUpdate 2

                        0005 00001037 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/ 2

                        0006 00001037 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayer/FlashPlayerVersion 2

                        0007 00001037 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayer/SwfInstall 2

                        0008 00001037 Software\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}/ 2

                        0009 00001021

                        0010 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/PlayerPath 2

                        0011 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerPlugin/PlayerPath 2

                        0012 00001015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10t_ActiveX.exe 5

                        0013 00000012

                        =X====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-08-07+16-55-15.687 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.181.34 2011-08-07+17-21-25.500 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\Documents and Settings\Brian Mason\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\RI72Z1H3\fp_10.3.181.34_archive[1]\fp_10.3.181.34_archive\10_3r181_34_d ebug\flashplayer10_3r181_34_winax_debug.exe"

                        0001 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/PlayerPath 2

                        0002 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/PlayerPath 2

                        0003 00001037 SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player ActiveX/ 2

                        0004 00000013 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10u.ocx

                        0005 00000015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10u_ActiveX.exe

                        0006 00000016 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10u_ActiveX.dll

                        0007 00000019 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

                        0008 00000020 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

                        =X====== M/10.3.181.34 2011-08-07+17-22-02.375 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.181.34 2011-08-07+17-22-52.828 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\Documents and Settings\Brian Mason\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\RI72Z1H3\fp_10.3.181.34_archive[1]\fp_10.3.181.34_archive\10_3r181_34_d ebug\flashplayer10_3r181_34_win_debug.exe"

                        0001 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerPlugin/Version 2

                        0002 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerPlugin/PlayerPath 2

                        0003 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerPlugin/PlayerPath 2

                        0004 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerPlugin/PlayerPath 2

                        =X====== M/10.3.181.34 2011-08-07+17-23-26.234 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-11+16-30-22.968 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\Documents and Settings\Brian Mason\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\ICE4WWG5\install_flash_player_ax[1].exe"

                        0001 00001015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10u.ocx 20

                        0002 00000018

                        0003 00001015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10u.ocx 20

                        0004 00000013 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10v.ocx

                        0005 00000015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10v_ActiveX.exe

                        0006 00000016 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10v_ActiveX.dll

                        0007 00000019 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

                        0008 00000020 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

                        0009 00001024 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl 183

                        =X====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-11+16-32-18.218 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-12+12-32-49.031 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\Documents and Settings\Brian Mason\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\O0H3DBNI\install_flash_player_10_active_x[1].exe"

                        0001 00000013 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10v.ocx

                        0002 00000015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10v_ActiveX.exe

                        0003 00000016 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10v_ActiveX.dll

                        0004 00000019 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

                        0005 00000020 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

                        0006 00001024 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl 183

                        =X====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-12+12-33-24.093 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-12+12-36-49.765 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\DOCUME1\BRIANM1\LOCALS~1\Temp\InstallAX.exe" -install activex -msi

                        0001 00001015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10v.ocx 20

                        0002 00000018

                        0003 00001015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10v.ocx 20

                        0004 00000013 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10v.ocx

                        0005 00001025 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10v.ocx:32

                        =X====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-12+12-36-51.984 ========

                         

                        =O====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-14+00-55-00.937 ========

                        0000 00000010 "C:\Documents and Settings\Brian Mason\Desktop\install_flash_player_10_active_x.exe"

                        0001 00001037 SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player ActiveX/ 2

                        0002 00000013 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10v.ocx

                        0003 00000015 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10v_ActiveX.exe

                        0004 00000016 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10v_ActiveX.dll

                        0005 00000019 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

                        0006 00000020 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

                        0007 00001024 C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl 183

                        =X====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-14+00-55-25.015 ========

                        • 10. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                          pwillener CommunityMVP

                          It seems that the install ran, but it has two warnings in the log file, which I do not understand.

                           

                          Can you now see the Flash animation at http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ ?

                           

                          If not, can you list what other files are in C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash ?

                           

                          Do you now use Internet Explorer or Firefox?

                          • 11. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                            Gigi-Gigi Community Member

                            Flash10v.ocv

                            Flashinstall.log

                            FlashPlayerTrust (folder)

                            FlashUtil10v_ActiveX.dll

                            FlashUtil10v_ActiveX.exe

                            Flash Asset.x32

                            • 12. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                              pwillener CommunityMVP

                              Can you see the Flash animation (rotating red 'f') at http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

                              • 13. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                Gigi-Gigi Community Member

                                Yes. I see it move, then it stops.

                                I'm using Internet Explorer

                                • 14. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                  pwillener CommunityMVP

                                  That is the correct behavior; it means that Flash Player is now installed and working.

                                   

                                  Do you still have any problems with Flash Player?

                                  • 15. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                    Gigi-Gigi Community Member

                                    Can you help me download ShockPlayer?

                                    • 16. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                      pwillener CommunityMVP

                                      You should be able to get Shockwave Player from http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

                                      • 17. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                        Gigi-Gigi Community Member

                                        Error Msg resulted: "Windows has blocked this software because it can't verify the publisher." When I click on the download link you sent, it takes me to the page that says: "Note: If your browser "Security Warning" dialog box appears, you will need to click "Yes" to install the player."  But there is NO dialog box.

                                        • 18. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                          pwillener CommunityMVP

                                          Ok, download the installer from this page http://www.adobe.com/products/shockwaveplayer/shwv_distribution3.html (Windows, full EXE installer).

                                          • 19. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                            Gigi-Gigi Community Member

                                            Fantastic!! Finally!! I was about to give up!  Thank you thank you thank you!!!

                                            • 20. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                              pwillener CommunityMVP

                                              You're welcome!  Good timing also, as I am going out now (to the hot springs on Odaiba island).

                                              • 21. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                                Gigi-Gigi Community Member

                                                Wish I knew how to say "Bon Voyage" in Japanese. Hope you have a great time!

                                                • 22. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                                  pwillener CommunityMVP

                                                  Thank you; it was not such a big trip - 10 minutes by train, then 20 minutes by bus (over the Rainbow Bridge).

                                                   

                                                  It was very enjoyable, although terribly crowded (this is the Japanese "Summer Holiday Week").

                                                  • 23. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                                    cuesportpro Community Member

                                                    ........................................

                                                     

                                                    Well let's see... I have a WAY easier suggestion!!!

                                                     

                                                    The ONLY reason you're getting those errors are because your computer clock isn't properly synced up with the ITS (Internet Time Servers), hence it's not in sync with Adobe's servers, so it rejects your computer.  I bet if you guys/gals try to download any Windows Updates before fixing your time, then it would also give you an ERROR as well.

                                                     

                                                    FIX: Go and adjust your Date/Time settings, click on the tab 'Internet Time' (same for all versions of Windows) and once you have successfully synchronized with any of those ITS (Internet Time Servers) then you should be all set to rock! 

                                                     

                                                    ........................................

                                                    • 24. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                                      fransniko Community Member

                                                      i still can't install it

                                                      • 25. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                                        pwillener CommunityMVP

                                                        fransniko wrote:

                                                         

                                                        i still can't install it

                                                        Start your own topic and supply all relevant information.

                                                        • 26. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                                          Cavilover Community Member

                                                          Omg thank you! Who knew something as simple as that would work. I'm so glad I didn't have to go through what that other person was saying it sounded messy lol.

                                                          • 27. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                                            Zilibabva Community Member

                                                            My solution was very unexpected...

                                                             

                                                            I did what you said with time, but this didn't help me, so, i continued my google journey (I had my old flash player uninstalled by that time), and i found youtube link which had solution for my problem, When i entered this link plug in appeared, offering me to instal missing Plug-ins, I clicked it, and it was done. Very unexpected -_-

                                                            • 28. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                                              tagsulat Community Member

                                                              Riddle me this -- with all the antivirus and firewalls OFF, it still had the identical problem. Failed to initialize at 50% install... and as per the thread you conveniently locked, the exe that launches the installer nicely disappears. On FF and Windows XP. Shockwave is updated. Time is synched up to internet time. It didn't work adding the exe to the AV whitelist either, in case you were wondering.

                                                               

                                                              The only way I can get Adobe Flash to update is to wait another few days for the weekly auto-update. Which is a problem since I need that urgent, urgent security patch to go from 11.6.602.168 to .171.

                                                              • 29. Re: Tried to install Flash Player. Failed to initialize (XP)
                                                                pwillener CommunityMVP

                                                                Download and the offline installer from http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html#mai n-pars_header

                                                                 

                                                                Next time please start your own topic and not resurrect a two year old topic with a completely different problem.

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                This topic is now closed.