java problem?

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  1. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    ok i have a big problem...

    i can't view deviantart or youtube on any of my browsers (ie, firefox, opera). technically i can, but here's the deal:

    dev art;
    *can't fave,
    *when i click full size on an image, takes me to 'page not found' page
    *can't edit any of my deviations
    * can't view galleries or favorites

    youtube;
    * can't view videos, what else is there to say?

    i tried to uninstall my browsers, and i reinstalled them. no dice.
    i deleted jave from my add/remove list in the CP, still nada

    also, some vids on youtube tell me "Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player. "

    i go to said Flash Player Page and try to download it, but when i click download, the page just reloads.

    :csad: help a gal out, will ya?
     
  2. Jerry! Registered

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    2 words: System Restore.
     
  3. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    i tried a system restore
     
  4. Jerry! Registered

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    Reformat your hard drive.
     
  5. strikezone89 Smarks Chat CM PUNK :-/

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    like jerry! said.. just run a "quick" reformat...
     
  6. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    if reformat, will i lose everything currently on my computer?
     
  7. Jerry! Registered

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    Sadly, yes. Sacrifices must be made sometimes, something we all have to deal with at one time or another. For what it's worth, I'm sorry.
     
  8. Scarlet spidey Old school

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    Can you boot into Safe Mode and try installing Flash from there?
    You should have to run your computer in Safe Mode to do something like that, so something is wrong, but it should fix the issue for a while.
     
  9. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    ok so i'm sure i sound like an idiot but now, but I don't wanna screw this up.

    Say I reformat my hard drive, what's the best way to save my stuff so I can restore it afterwards?

    compressing to a disk? or transferring it to my External Hard Drive. and if i do that, do i need to compress as well?
     
  10. explode7 Registered

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    Sure thats the solution to all problems. Get a virus? FORMAT!!! Download a program? FORMAT!!! Ate breakfast? FORMAT!!!:whatever:
     
  11. Malice BMFH

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    Have you uninstalled all Java and then re-downloaded it and installed?
     
  12. Jerry! Registered

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    But reformatting your hard drive is more funner.
     
  13. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    if there is another way, puhleeze share. i want this to be a last resort

    yeah i even uninstalled firefox and opera and reinstalled them.

    i uninstalled java from the add/delete programs in the control panel
     
  14. Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    After uninstalling any software, I always go in and delete any folders that may have been left behind and then I run regcleaner to get the last of it gone for sure.
     
  15. Malice BMFH

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  16. Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    I use CCleaner at work on some machines. It works pretty good.
     
  17. explode7 Registered

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    What about windows defender?
     
  18. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    well, looks like the only thing left to do is reformat.

    i've put all my important stuff on an external hard drive and have deleted most of the programs and stuff on my computer. and i've run Ccleaner to try and delete some of the stuff I may have missed.

    i was looking for my xp cds and havent found them yet. Will i need them to reformat or is there another way to reinstall Windows after?

    if anyone can direct me to a link or something or tell me how to reformat without screwing up i'd really appreciate it.

    thanks for all the help so far
     
  19. Speedin Bullet Mr. Peg's chewtoy

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    You will need the XP cd to re-install windows. Have you never re-formatted before?
     
  20. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    crap i guess i better try harder to find that disk. i was hoping i could just redownload a copy of it from microsoft.com or something

    i've never had to reformat before
     
  21. Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    Wish I could do it for you that way there are no mistakes. I have multiple WinXP disks too. I love imaging drives.

    I still think reformatting is extreme for this situation.
     
  22. Jerry! Registered

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    It's the only way ComicChick. My condolences.
     
  23. Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    No it's not. Reformatting is the absolute last resort.
     
  24. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    i can't find my XP disk :(
    is it possible to download it via the microsoft site?
     
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    You're ****ed.
     

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