It seems to be a browser specific issue. Try a different browser like chrome or firefox, it should work.
For fixing IE or Safari, lets follow below suggestions :
Run the Flash Player Uninstaller as applicable for your machine(i.e.Windows or MAC) and remove flash player.
Restart the machine.
Download and Re-install Flash Player.
Restart the browser and check.
You might also wanna check the below articles ::
Enabling Flash Player in Internet Explorer 9 : http://forums.adobe.com/thread/885448
ActiveX Filtering in Internet Explorer 9 : http://forums.adobe.com/thread/867968
It's IE 8. It's running on a server so it's difficult to find a time to restart the machine. Also I told the administrator of the server that I would install other software off the internet.