Thank you Auston_O for getting back to me, I have tried all of the things mentioned above but they did not work. I make it a habit to empty my temporary files before closing down and delete all but 6 cookies, two that I subscribe to and 4 links that my husband has trouble logging onto. I have run my virus protection, adaware, spybot, and spyware blaster. I have checked that all protocols are checked in networking in WMP and put HTTP on autodetect. Video acceleration is on full. Looking back at my letter to you there are two things that I remembered that I did that might have contributed to the radio not streaming and they are 1. I bought Desktop X from Wincustomize, It puts widgets and gadgets on your desktop. They use scripting in most of these. The media players that I downloaded mostly didn't work, but one that did said it used WMP 9.4 or something and might not work. I tried it anyway and I have WMP 8 in my Windows XP. It didn't work and I think maybe this messed up some of the things on the WMP. #2. The other thing I tried was to update my WMP 8 to WMP10 which was all they offered on Windows update. It started to update and then it stopped and said something was wrong and left it like that.
Somewhere I read to uninstall WMP in windows components in the control panel. It was not listed there but I did notice something in my regular Control Panel and it was a Windows Media Format Runtime, I never noticed this there before, so I googled Windows Media Format Runtime and came to this same thread again. Terrance in this thread <http://www.geekstogo...ic=81431&st=15>
mentioned that he found this in Tune Up 2006 and out of frustration uninstalled it. So after many weeks of trying everything I read, I did the same and it did not uninstall but it rolled back and now I can get streaming radio again but still can not get some other things. For instance my film clips that worked a few weeks ago, some will work and some will come up with just the audio. Both could be WMV side by side, one works and one I just get the audio.
I also can not see the film clips that have AVI, ASF, ASX in the descriptions, and haven't been able to get any film clips that someone mails to me. When before I was able to.
Just today I went to a site that had the moving water that I could see before in a CloudEight Acpression page and can't see it now, it just came up blank. Yet I can still see it in my stationery It said if you are having trouble viewing this go to Java and download it. Now I have java 1.4 on my computer but also have Windows Virtual machine. Java is unchecked and I don't want to download the new version of Java if it is going to mess up Windows Virtual machine.
I think it is something like this that could be wrong, Some small thing, because the Windows player is working for the most part now, but this is still driving me crazy.
Thanks for putting up with me and my problems.