I have tried to install a component for flash, but it seems that my Adobe Extension Manager keeps crashing every time I try and load it up (load the Extention Manager not the compnent). Does anyone knonw why this might be? How am i able to install a componenet without using the Extension Manager?
Im not sure why the Extension manager is crashing for you. You may want to re-install your Extension Manager http://www.adobe.com/exchange/em_download/
try using your extension manager via command line http://help.adobe.com/en_US/ExtensionManager/2.0/WSB4845EDD-14E5-476a-B749-FF328830D14F.ht ml if that helps
if you have the component files as .fla/.as then just place it under <root drive>:\program Files\Adobe\Adobe Flash CS5\Common\Configuration\Components\
So far i have tried un-installing and re-installing the whole of cs4, i have downloaded the update for the extension manager and have downloaded the cs5 version of it and installed that and all end up crashing when i try and start the program. I tried it through the command line like you sugested but still the sape problem. Any other ideas on how to fix this? I finally got an adobe crash report screen and have submitted a crash report so am not sure if that will end up bearing any fruit.