I often get the message that a plugin has not initialised. Being a mere amateur and not spending more than a few hours a day on my computer, I am mystified. I am not clear what plugins intended to be received over the internet are and why they won't initialise for me although I do try to read PC Advisor regularly.My computer is a 3 yearold model from Evesham, running Windows 98. It has a 20GB hard drive, of which I have used a mere fraction, RAM has been upgraded to 256 I think. Any information will be gratefully recieved!
The latest was a newsletter I wished to download from a website - a newsletter I used to recieve by post. The message said 'plug in did (does?) not initialize properly. I have had this problem previously when browing but it has not been that important at the time. I run Windows 98. I do not know what plug ins are or why they are needed, says she admitting her ignorance. What software might one need for plug ins to initialise?
Presumably it was internet explorer gave me the message. I have at least one version of acrobat reader and can send pdf files. The website was/is earth.ox.ac.uk and i went to news and tried to download the latest newsletter. A friend with a lap top has managed to download it but I would still like to be able to do it on my machine. Thanks for your interest anyway.
Thanks for all the suggestions Huggy. Thought I'd tried the search - but, being through and through English probably spelt initialize wrongly! I have acrobat reader 5 and that was also what my frined has on his laptop. Still, I'll try your other suggestions The links were what I got originally and I'm still getting the same message!
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