PC Review


Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread

Online Gaming not working with IE7or FireFox & Vista

 
 
New Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 23
 
      18th Jun 2008
Hi Guys

Hope you can help.

I recently bought my Mum a laptop (Vista), she was using XP before, and all worked 100%. All she uses the computer for is online gaming through Yahoo gaming it is all free, but it keeps her happy, until she started to use the Vista computer.

1. login to yahoo, all ok

2. go to gaming, all ok

3. click on the game (draughts) and a new window opens, nothing happens, nothing appears, but in the progress bar it states that it is done.

She was using IE7 so I automatically put it done to it as I have uninstalled it as it temperamental.

I installed Firefox, installed the latest java and thought this would do the trick but not joy.

I then went to Tools / Options / Content and disabled the block pops no joy, I put in Yahoo Web site as an exception, no joy.

I then thought it could be the firewall and I disabled it just to test and still no joy.

I am beat and running out of ideas, I am using Vista as well and I have not came across this problem but then I don't do any gaming.

If anyone has any ideas please let me know, it would be greatly appreciated . I am starting to think this there is a really simple explanation for this, I am just to blind to see
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Ian Ian is offline
Rocket Scientist
Ian's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 16,889
 
      18th Jun 2008
That's strange, it sounds like you've tried everything there.

Did you install Java for IE7 from here? : http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Captain Crunchie, Retired
muckshifter's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: In a Hovel
Posts: 22,271
 
      18th Jun 2008
Try "resetting" IE7 ... Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Reset


More reading ...

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/06/12/628499.aspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737


...

 

I am the dreadful menace. The one whose will is done. The haunting chill upon your neck. I am the Conundrum.
 
Reply With Quote
 
New Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 23
 
      18th Jun 2008
Hi Guys

Thanks for the help, I have to admit with being so weary of IE7 I never bothered trying to fix the problem there, but I will try and I will let you know how I get on.

Thanks again
 
Reply With Quote
 
New Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 23
 
      25th Jun 2008
Hi Guys

Just to let you know I reset IE7, and it worked for a while then stopped again. So I opened up a new account in Yahoo, my mum lost all her points but all is working well.

So not sure what has went wrong, for the moment all is o.k so maybe it has something to do with yahoo settings.

Thanks for all your help.
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Online gaming in Vista not working Need2playGames Windows Vista Games 3 3rd May 2008 04:07 AM
best new gaming computer pcs & video gaming systems brea orange county california victoria DIY PC 1 11th Oct 2007 06:31 AM
Best new gaming computer pcs & video gaming systems Brea, Irvine, Montclair, Torrance, orange county - california victoria Computer Hardware 0 11th Oct 2007 05:21 AM
Best new gaming computer pcs & video gaming systems Brea, Irvine, Montclair, Torrance, orange county - california victoria ATI Video Cards 0 11th Oct 2007 05:13 AM


Features
 

Advertising
 

Newsgroups
 


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:34 PM.