My friend is actually having the problem with her laptop. She is running IE7. When she tries to play a flash game (any), she gets this error:
"This appliation requires an Xtra (Text) that either does not exist or failed to initialize properly. Please make sure the appropriate Xtras are in the Xtras folder(s)."
She gets that error and it will not allow her to play flash games. She has uninstalled and reinstalled everything, including using the official Adobe method for uninstalling her flash stuff.