Close all the browsers and try uninstalling the flash player.
Once done navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash directory and clear all the files if anything is there.
To be on safer side restart the machine and try nstalling it again.
Hi! Thanks soooo very kindly for your quick response! I'm impressed!! I left the computer on all night and I just came in to check my emails and I was STUNNED to find the Adobe box to install the FlashPlayer sitting on my screen! I clicked it, thinking nothing would happen, but IT WORKED!!! I don t know how it happened or why it happened I only know that I'm thrilled this major obstacle somehow rectified itself! But I'm saving your email response for future reference!! Thanks again!! Have a gr8 day!!