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No sound from websites

By Ghoulz
Mar 18, 2008
  1. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    When you install a 3rd party firewall (basically all of us!)
    It disables the Windows firewall (in Start->Run>services.msc)
    Just disregard this, and continue to test

    Also if you deselect everything in Startup Control Panel and then reboot, you'll get another error Antivirus not installed (again ok for testing)

    To disable all these messages (if you ever turn off firewall etc) just go to Control Panel -Security Center --> "Change the way Security Center alerts me" and deselect all ticks.

    Anyway continue on, and report back with "Sounds now working ! (Optimistically speaking)
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,915   +167

    Just reinstall XP and all its updates and use IE7. Firefox does not usually cause any porblems, but IE7 works better if you do all the Windows Updates
     
  3. Ghoulz

    Ghoulz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok this is just strange, as a goof i decided to try and play it using RealPlayer itself using it's browser and for some reason im getting video AND Audio with it, but still nothing with IE or Firefox.........that make sense to anyone?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I'd uninstall RealPlayer and test again (may be conflicting)
    Also no reply about other options I asked!
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,915   +167

    How old is this system?
     
  6. Ghoulz

    Ghoulz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    like i said not my computer so no idea how old it is, and ive tried the other options and no help at all
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,915   +167

    This PC was built in late 2001... This makes the system VERY old. Is XP updated to SP2?
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    HP Pavilion 503n
    Probably never had a clean install since then either!

    I believe that it would be much easier to backup any data, and reinstall your Windows (SP1) and then update to SP2 and then install all your drivers and MS security updates.

    Can take a while (~4Hrs all up) but after this many years, there could be any number of issues, even a low level format (including removing the partition before install) would be advisable.

    Also this is where putting your System Specs in your Profile does help
     
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,915   +167

    "Also this is where putting your System Specs in your Profile does help"...

    Even if it is not his computer... I thought I recognized the model. I just worked on one. It had Windows 2000 installed. I installed XP Pro, SP2. I just bet that SP2 is not installed, and

    "...even a low level format (including removing the partition before install) would be advisable"...

    Good advice!
     
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