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Hi there guys, this question is actually more just to help me personally. i have tried to use the YouTube of which I'm sure we're all aware. I've jsut installed IE7 on my machine and when I go to the site to play a video I get the message
'Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Macromedia's Flash Player. Get the latest flash player.'
Now, I've been through the options that i know exist in IE and looked through, there is no mention of Javascript, I mean why would it be switched off - what a silly option :S
I know it's not Flash-player because I've just been on the site and installed it (or rather, been told I have the uptodate working version) and so I ponder as to what to do next. Perhaps it's a detection error and my browser isn't passing enough info. to the page?
Please could somebody help me???
Thanks guys,
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Question by:kiranboi
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war1 earned 250 total points
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Greetings, kiranboi !

1. Go to Tools > Options > Security tab > Customize.  Scroll down to Javascript or Script area and enable all Javascript options. Click OK. Restart IE.

2. You might want to refresh your scripting engine:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/downloads/list/webdev.asp
Windows Script 5.6 for Windows 2000 and XP
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c717d943-7e4b-4622-86eb-95a22b832caa&DisplayLang=en

3. Sometimes there's a corrupt file in the cache and one must go to Tools | Internet Options and click Delete Files.

3a. Start>Run>Regsvr32 vbscript.dll

3b. Start>Run>Regsvr32 jscript.dll

(WinXP users who have problems with 3a and 3b, see
http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/answers_9.htm)

4. Re-register all DLLs listed in http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=281679

5a. IE Tools>Internet Options>Advanced>Browsing>Enable third-party browser
extensions (uncheck & reboot).

Best wishes!
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by:kiranboi
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Many thanks for your help, I am actually going to wipe my machine and start again, however those tips worked in the end - not sure what it was because I did them all lol
Seem you know your stuff, going to get the question closed now
cheers war1
:)
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by:passionlessDrone
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Very nice tips, war1.  Nicely done!

- pD
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by:tampaempire
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I too am having the same problem.

I have never experienced this before.

it all started with a virus that was on the machine. The virus was neutralized and removed, thank goodness, but the browser still has issues.

I am going to try the above tips and see how it goes.

Wish me luck.
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