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SmartChick Sue has been having problems with her
games (particularly POGO)....I told her to bring
her problem into this forum....hopefully she will.

I think a firewall may be interfering with her gaming....  

If there is anyone that can assist...please contact her....
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That depends on if Microsoft fixed the DirectX problem of SP2.  They put SP2 out with a beta version of DX9c, so you can probably see how that would affect games, cards, and peripherals.
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Yes, DX could certainly affect the gaming
portion.  I recommended to her that she might
get some assistance from where she purchased
the computer.  Also thought someone here might
have an idea or two...

She asked me if I knew how to turn off her
firewall.  I can only assume that she has
her windows f/w that comes with SP2.  She
went into Control Panel and turned the
Windows F/W off...but this did not allow her
to restore her gaming capacity.   I am
not the greatest at this....so I put the
ball in this court...thinking that would be
better than me twiddling all three thumbs..
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That will bring my help to an end, since I have no experience with XP, preferring 98se for my gaming OS.  Yeah, there's that pesky RAM limitation.  And the issue with harddrives over 32gig.  But those aren't really problems.  Having a really screwed up version of DirextX would be a problem.  A huge one, for video, sound, modem, mice, joysticks...basically everything for audio/video and gaming.  Might be worth a shot to recheck windows update or Microsoft's XP center for a fixed version.  If the computer is a named brand, they will generally have fixes on their websites.
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A little snooping reveals that SP2 affected
JAVA...and there is a fix for that.  I
truthfully believe she needs a hands on Geek
to assist in this issue..probably about a
5 minute fix...
 
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