07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
After completing first Canasta game on Yahoo Games, if I select another room
to play in, everything totally freezes, and I can old exit by shutting down
puter illegally. However, I can play again if I just choose to stay in the
same room, but that room becomes stale and overcrowded and no one enters. It
was suggested that my problem was my Microsoft IE, so I intalled and tried
Mozilla. The problem remains, but is slightly different. Now I can click on
a new room without becoming frozen, but when I do, I get a continual hanging
hourglass. The only way I can ever play a second game is to reboot. My OS
is XP and I am on cable. Please help me as I have not been able to get help
from anyone including the Yahoo people.
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
"Ellie" <Ellie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C6E26FB4-05C6-49CA-9585-D051E7AB094A@microsoft.com...
| After completing first Canasta game on Yahoo Games, if I select another room
| to play in, everything totally freezes, and I can old exit by shutting down
| puter illegally. However, I can play again if I just choose to stay in the
| same room, but that room becomes stale and overcrowded and no one enters. It
| was suggested that my problem was my Microsoft IE, so I intalled and tried
| Mozilla. The problem remains, but is slightly different. Now I can click on
| a new room without becoming frozen, but when I do, I get a continual hanging
| hourglass. The only way I can ever play a second game is to reboot. My OS
| is XP and I am on cable. Please help me as I have not been able to get help
| from anyone including the Yahoo people.
Online games are usually developed using Flash, Java, or Virtual Machine.
The most likely solution to a problem with an online game is to install, upgrade,
or reinstall the right one for the game site you're playing on.
A. For Zone.com games: Zone.com are converting most of their games for Flash
to avoid the conflicts between the Sun Java system and Microsoft's Virtual Machine.
Install Flash from: http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/frameset.fhtml
B. Most other game sites still use Java. You can install Java and find more help
tips at this webpage: http://java.com/en/download/help/pogo.jsp
C. If the online game still won't load, or gives you errors, try these steps:
1. Click START / Control Panel / Internet Options and click on the Advanced Tab.
2. Below HTTP 1.1 is the Sun Java/ Microsoft VM section: Make sure all Java choices
are unchecked (especially JIT) and then press [OK]. You may be prompted to reboot.
3. If you don't see a Microsoft VM section then download Microsoft Virtual Machine for:
Windows 98 / Me / NT / XP from: http://www.abxair.com/software/msjavx86.exe
4. After you download Java, double-click the file to install it, reboot and then follow
the directions in Steps 1. and 2..to disable JIT compiler and other advanced options.
* Whenever you get a Java Virtual Machine Security Update from Windows Update, you
will have to follow Steps 1. and 2..to disable JIT compiler and other adv. options again.
6. If the problem persists Adjust Your browser settings using this basic example:
7. Try these suggestions for Zone's Java Games:
8. Maybe it's a software conflict: Make certain that your Firewall or Antivirus program is
not configured to block Java Applets. Norton's products for example have that option.
Regardless, temporarily disable Startup programs one at a time, starting with Firewall,
Antivirus, AdBlockers, & Internet Accelerators using the method in this article:
or this utility: http://new.jtsoft2001.com/windows/startup.php
9. If you have a Coffee Cup icon in your system tray (next to the time) you might have a
conflict between MS VM and Java: Uninstall Java using Control Panel / Remove Programs.
10. Check the Help / Support section of the game site in question for Java topics relevant to
that site. There is usually an email or a (non Java) help chat available as well. :-)
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.