Problems with Pogo Games
Just for clarity, this article is about Pogo Internet
based games for computer entertainment, not the spring loaded jumping
sticks that were so popular in the 1920's. You may be one of many
users who enjoy playing Pogo games on their web site. You may also be
one of many users who are experiencing difficulties getting some of
these games to work properly. If you are experiencing problems or
errors while attempting to play Pogo games, continue reading below to
learn more about the common causes of these problems and the steps
that can be taken to correct the errors and play your games.
Pogo games rely on Java in order to be played within a web browser.
Java is a programming language used by web developers to host dynamic
content, like games, on the Internet. Java provides support for many
of the rich and more involved web sites on the Internet today. Java
should have been included with the computer you purchased as it has
become such a generic standard on the web. However, there may be
errors with the Java software that is installed on your computer
or it may simply need to updated to a more current version of Java.
To fix problems with Pogo games, the focus of our
efforts will be directed toward troubleshooting problems with the
Java software on the problem computer. Corrupted or out-of-date Java
software is almost always the root cause of problems experienced
while attempting to play Pogo games.
How to Fix Problems
with Pogo Games
The following tutorials will guide you through the
process of troubleshooting possible problem areas that could cause
conflicts or insufficiencies with Pogo games. Follow each tutorial in
order to troubleshoot the most likely cause of the problem first
before attempting an in-depth solution.
The first and best step to take when troubleshooting
problems with Pogo games is to verify that Java is enabled in your
web browser. This is a simple check and should only take a moment. To
begin, launch your web browser and then...
down and browse the list for Java.
the box next to the Java
click the Security
down and browse the list for Scripting
of Java applets.
that the Enable
radio button is selected.
to save any changes.
sure that the Enable
has a check next to it.
to save any changes.
Java is a part of the Google Chrome engine and does not
need to be enabled.
After you have verified that Java is enabled in your
browser, attempt to access Pogo games. If you are successful, you
simply needed to enable Java. If enabling Java did not solve the
problem, continue reading below to update essential software.
second step to take when troubleshooting problems with Pogo games is
to update the Java software on your computer. To update your Java
software, visit this
the big, red Free
button and accept the download if prompted.
once the download has completed.
The installer will guide you through the process of
installing the Java software and notify you once it is complete.
Now try to access Pogo games. If you are successful, all
you needed was an update; however, if you are still experiencing
errors, continue reading to take further troubleshooting steps.
updating to the most current version of Java did not help, try
obtaining the most current Windows Updates. To check for Windows
Updates, visit this
Follow the instructions provided by Microsoft at this
web page and you will be able to download the most current updates
for your version of Windows. Afterwards, try accessing Pogo games
again. If you are successful, all you needed was an update; however,
if you are still experiencing errors, continue reading to take
further troubleshooting steps.
If Java is enabled and you're up-to-date, try clearing
your browser cache. Doing this has resolved the issue for many users.
Click the Delete
button under the Temporary
Then, click Tools
Click the Advanced
Click the Clear
in the top right-hand corner.
a check in each box and click Clear
Try accessing Pogo games again. If you've got it
running, your cache was full and needed to be cleaned. Make sure to
do this about once a week or sooner. If you're still experiencing
issues, continue reading to troubleshoot further problem areas.
Remove and ReInstall the Java VM
tutorial will completely remove all Java software and reinstall it
with uncorrupted files. If this does not fix your problems,
you may be using a web browser that Pogo does not support. For the
best experience with Pogo games, use either Internet Explorer,
Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.
into the Run dialog: RunDll32
to confirm the action. Windows will now uninstall the files and
prompt you to restart the computer. Click Yes
the computer has rebooted, navigate to the following file locations
using Windows Explorer and delete the folder/file that is displayed
You can delete a folder by right-clicking
the folder and selecting Delete
from the menu options.
DO NOT delete the Windows
folders. Doing so will break your computer. Only delete the
files/folders that are displayed in bold.
into the Run dialog: regedit.exe
The registry editor will appear in a new window. Navigate to the
following locations and delete the keys displayed in BOLD.
You can navigate the registry by expanding hives, keys and subkeys
by clicking the + symbol next to the entry.
DO NOT delete keys other than the ones displayed in bold. Doing so
will possibly cause irreverisble harm to your system.
taking the above 10 steps, visit this
to download and install the most current version of Java. Then,
attempt to access Pogo games again. This should resolve any issues
that you were having playing Pogo games. You can refer to this guide
in the future if you experience further Pogo game issues.
Pogo™ is a registered trademark of Electronic Arts. WindowsAnswers.net has no affiliation with either Electronic Arts or Pogo. This guide is for educational purposes.