After the installer reads the contents of the package and
extracts itself, it opens a splash screen and then a new window,
both of which are completely blank. This problem has been reported
but nothing has been done about it.
The fix mentioned in the second link allowed me to see what
is in those windows, but I ran into the same problem again. I can
now select Flex Builder and Flex SDK and press Next, at which point
it starts installs through Disk 1 and then pops up another flash
screen and another window, both blank again. I had to find the .lax
file for the standalone installer in Resources1.zip and edit it as
well. I now have to close this window (Firefox) for the installer
Adobe, please fix your installer! At first I thought my
download was wrong, and in total this bug has cost me many hours
reinstalling Java etc trying to get it to work.
For the record, I have Java 1.4.2, latest Direct X, and WinXP
SP2. I use jEdit (Java app) just fine.