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Windows Media Player Still Bonkers

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I'm sure you guys will remember me. For months, I have been trying to get my (new computer) WMP to play a streaming news site. I have posted many times here and tried many 'remedies,' players, procedures, etc., to no avail.

Tonight when I again was fiddling with this news site (and I can't believe this and don't know why it happened) a little window popped up and said, "WINDOWS SECURITY ALERT: To help protect your computer, Windows firewall has blocked some features of this program. Do you want to continue blocking or unblock?"

Ha!! Not knowing if I would ever see this mysterious box again, I immediately punched "unblock." Well, I now have beautiful video, but NO AUDIO.

The site also buffers so painfully slowly that I cannot really watch it. I don't know why previous dinasour machine played this site so well...and this new E-machine acts like it has arteriosclerosis!! It has tons more RAM (whatever that is)...I do not know computers.

Can anyone help me get this site to function? Any help appreciated!
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Download and install Zone Alarm


Continue selecting the free option throughout the install

When you have started the true vector monitor, (this will show just after the reboot), got to security centre and turn off the XP Firewall

Run disc clean up from accessories
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