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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dorisleach, Jan 7, 2006.

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  1. dorisleach

    dorisleach Thread Starter

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    hello, i have windows XP home edition, recently my computer had to be restored. and since then my computer has had problems connecting to things such as yahoo games, or any online games, voice chats/mic's/webcams, music downloading programs, etc... i was told it was probably a setting in windows XP that is off but not sure what? DELL would not help me :mad: is there any way this can be fixed? id appreciate any help. thanks! :confused:
     
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    please can anyone help me? :(
     
  3. Swiper

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    do you have problems with browsing ?
    email ?

    do you run any hardware firewalls / or routers
    do you run any software firewalls on your computer such as zone alarm, mcafee security , norton internet security etc....

    let us know
     
  4. dorisleach

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    yes i have norton and zone alarm and a windows firewall, i have no problems browsing and my internet connection is fine, i can sign onto messengers and everything just fine, but my computer will not connect to any online games or mic's or webcams, any kind of file sharing, i cant even direct connect to a friend in AIM - none of this was a problem until i had to do a system restore, now it is doing this.
     
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    disable them | turn them all OFF
    I suspect a conflict with norton / your zonealarm and windows firewall
     
  6. dorisleach

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    i have turned them all off and it still does no good. im not sure why its doing this
     
  7. Swiper

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    Ok
    Try this
    Leave Windows Firewall OFF
    on the other(s), re-enable them, but find a setting in them that will " allow all access " to the internet
     
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    are cookies enabled? javascript?
     
  9. dorisleach

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    ok, i did it, but no luck :(
     
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    how do i see if cookies or javascript are enabled?
     
  11. dorisleach

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    can anyone help me, this problem is so frustrating, i have tried everything to fix it, to no avail
     
  12. dorisleach

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    :( maybe put it under the wheel of my car??
     
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