Ugh... so the first problem is probably me using Vista to begin with. Anyways...
1) I installed Warcraft III and the Frozen Throne expansion recently. It all worked fine until, out of the blue, the sound stopped working. I've tried unisntalling and then reinstalling, but that did not help in the slightest.
2) I have limited user accounts on my computer (those are supposed to be mine, because my dad makes himself the admin =\) and whenever I try to log in to them, all I get is a big blank screen. It's like... you turn explorer.exe off in the Task Manager, but you can't turn it back on, and it does that right from startup.
- I was playing WCIII with my friends a few days ago and tried to make the lag go away, so I turned off Idle System Processes in the Task Manager. I figure A) it was a retarded thing to do in retrospect, and B) that's what's fucking up my laptop.
3) My damn music won't work. Anything I try to run off my computer will not play. I keep getting a message about folder access, proxy settings, and write protection.
Is there anything I can do outside of reformatting (in any form) that would fix this or is that the only option I have?
Try restoring the computer to an earlier point, even though it's a lame piece of advice..
I have no idea how to do that...
Reformat and do a clean install of windows XP. I guarantee that this will fix all of the problems
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Originally Posted by xxsaznpride
You can try running WCIII "as administrator" although you would need your dads password for that.
Right click on the icon> Run as administrator
That worked for me when i was trying to play a game before.
Although...you might have a problem with your sound system itself.
=\ thanks for translating Jyuu's comment.
And it's not the sound system that's my problem... it only doesn't work for WCIII. Everything else is fine.
Probably gonna get to reformatting into XP... but he's probably going to bitch about how long it'll take... even when I say I'll do it myself.
but before that, there's nothing I can do to fix this?
What happened when you tried to run WC as admin?
Everything worked but the sound... really bad especially when I'm about to get ganked and I have no idea why I'm stunned.