gaming and windows media player


H

heather

I am having some trouble with games and windows media
player. They dont "flow". It's like a cd that skips, for
lack of a better phrase. I downloaded java but it hasnt
given any result, and I reinstalled xp and that didnt
help either. I think I am missing some utility or
something, but I cant seem to pinpoint the problem. Can
Anyone help?

Thanks and Happy New Year!
 
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J

Jimmy S.

Hi Heather,

This should help pinpoint the problem. :)

1. To see if it's a software conflict: Temporarily disable Startup
programs one at a time, starting with Firewall, Antivirus, and ad
blockers using: http://new.jtsoft2001.com/windows/startup.php

You can lookup what a program does before you disable it here:
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm

2. Run a virus scan at: http://housecall.antivirus.com Afterwards
Download & Run Spybot from: http://security.kolla.de to find any
Trojans, Adware, or Spyware which could clog up your system.

3. Click My Computer / Rightclick the Drive & Choose Properties
/ Run the "Disk Cleanup..." / Next Click the "Tools" Tab and run
the "Error-Checking" and "Defragmentation" utilities.

4. Go to the Windows Update site for everything under Critical and
Recommended: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

5. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

|I am having some trouble with games and windows media
| player. They dont "flow". It's like a cd that skips, for
| lack of a better phrase. I downloaded java but it hasnt
| given any result, and I reinstalled xp and that didnt
| help either. I think I am missing some utility or
| something, but I cant seem to pinpoint the problem. Can
| Anyone help?
|
| Thanks and Happy New Year!
 
H

heather

Ok. For some reason I do not have directx. I can only
find updates for it, not the program itself. Can someone
point me in the right direction?

Thanks,
Heather
-----Original Message-----
Hi Heather,

This should help pinpoint the problem. :)

1. To see if it's a software conflict: Temporarily disable Startup
programs one at a time, starting with Firewall, Antivirus, and ad
blockers using: http://new.jtsoft2001.com/windows/startup.php

You can lookup what a program does before you disable it here:
portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm

2. Run a virus scan at: http://housecall.antivirus.com Afterwards
Download & Run Spybot from: http://security.kolla.de to find any
Trojans, Adware, or Spyware which could clog up your system.

3. Click My Computer / Rightclick the Drive & Choose Properties
/ Run the "Disk Cleanup..." / Next Click the "Tools" Tab and run
the "Error-Checking" and "Defragmentation" utilities.

4. Go to the Windows Update site for everything under Critical and
Recommended: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

5. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx? scid=FH;[LN];gms
Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite:
http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
 
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J

Jimmy S.

Hi Heather,

Here's a link to DirectX (from step 5 of my previous post) ;-)

Download and install the complete DirectX 9.0b from:
http://download.microsoft.com/downl...-4c98-baf3-0c67e7f3751f/dx90update_redist.exe

*Antivirus / Firewalls can corrupt the download and installation,
it's highly recommended you disable them during this process.

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

| Ok. For some reason I do not have directx. I can only
| find updates for it, not the program itself. Can someone
| point me in the right direction?
|
| Thanks,
| Heather
| >-----Original Message-----
| >Hi Heather,
| >
| >This should help pinpoint the problem. :)
| >
| >1. To see if it's a software conflict: Temporarily
| disable Startup
| >programs one at a time, starting with Firewall,
| Antivirus, and ad
| >blockers using:
| http://new.jtsoft2001.com/windows/startup.php
| >
| >You can lookup what a program does before you disable it
| here:
| >http://www.pacs-
| portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm
| >
| >2. Run a virus scan at: http://housecall.antivirus.com
| Afterwards
| >Download & Run Spybot from: http://security.kolla.de to
| find any
| >Trojans, Adware, or Spyware which could clog up your
| system.
| >
| >3. Click My Computer / Rightclick the Drive & Choose
| Properties
| >/ Run the "Disk Cleanup..." / Next Click the "Tools" Tab
| and run
| >the "Error-Checking" and "Defragmentation" utilities.
| >
| >4. Go to the Windows Update site for everything under
| Critical and
| >Recommended: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
| >
| >5. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video
| Drivers:
| >For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I
| have a
| >Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
| >
| >--
| >Cheers, Windows XP MVP
| Shell / User
| >Jimmy S.
| http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| >Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?
| scid=FH;[LN];gms
| >Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite:
| http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
| >MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?
| scid=sz;en-us;top
| >My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I
| confer any rights.
| >_________________________________________________________
| >
| message
| > | >|I am having some trouble with games and windows media
| >| player. They dont "flow". It's like a cd that skips,
| for
| >| lack of a better phrase. I downloaded java but it hasnt
| >| given any result, and I reinstalled xp and that didnt
| >| help either. I think I am missing some utility or
| >| something, but I cant seem to pinpoint the problem. Can
| >| Anyone help?
| >|
| >| Thanks and Happy New Year!
| >
| >
| >.
| >
 

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