Can you see the Flash animation and version information beneath it on this page http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ ?
If so, Flash Player is correctly installed and working.
Can you post the URL of a site that claims otherwise?
Yes, I see the animation of a ball rolling from side to side.
The main root website is:
Various games (not all of them, only some) there won't play, saying I need to install a flash player.
It would be helpful if you showed us what game (URL) requires Flash Player reinstalled.
Here's one example:
Once there click on Play and I get the message:
Running the demo requires a Flash player.
Press here to get the player.
I gave this a try with XP, Firefox 12 and FP 188.8.131.52 but the game noted loaded fine for me. You might want to try creating a new Firefox profile to see if it helps resolve the problem:
Ok, I made a new profile like you suggested and it worked. Now to figure out what part of the other profile is messing things up. Thanks. -eg