Unable to open some sites.

  Billy Boy 08:46 08 Oct 2004

I get the following error message when I try to open some sites on my laptop - Internet Explorer was not able to open this site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found.
Some sites download but with the flash content missing. I tried to download Flash 7 from Macromedia but the flash content is missing from their site so therefor I can go no further.
When I try to open the various sites on my PC everything works O.K. Both machines run on XP. I installed Service Pack 2 in the hope that this would cure the problem - wrong.
Ny ideas guys?

  JonnyTub 09:18 08 Oct 2004

try downloading the flash player from here click here it's the first selection.

  Billy Boy 09:35 08 Oct 2004

Thanks JonnyTub,
I got he following error message when I tried to download Flash - Internet Explorer cannot download...&type=31205ontid=20&siteid=4 from software files.download.com

  JonnyTub 13:00 08 Oct 2004

try again it is working, i promise you.

  Billy Boy 15:04 08 Oct 2004

Thanks JonnyTub but I still get the same error message when I try to download.
I know it will work on my PC but due to this problem it won't work from my laptop.
Thanks anyway,
Billy Boy

  JonnyTub 15:39 08 Oct 2004

Try downloading on your pc and transferring via, floppy, cd, etc to the laptop and running like that.

  Billy Boy 14:15 09 Oct 2004

Hi JonnyTub,
I tried downloading on my PC but I did not get the option of saving to floppy. The download took seconds and disappeared into my PC somewhere.
Thanks for spending your time on this.
I shall have to think about reformatting my hard drive (which brings tears to my eyes).
Oh, one other thing that might have a bearing on the problem, I tried to go back to the last check point and re-install but the machine could not do this. Tried various check points but with the same result.
Thanks again,
Billy Boy

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