:: Frequently Asked Quations

Q. I have problems installing and Run Bilal on Windows VISTA?.
A. To install bilal, right-click setup.exe then choose "RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR".
A. After installation is done , right-click the shortcut of Bilal in Programs/StartUp menu, and click the option "RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR".

Q. After I have upgraded Bilal, it could not start properly.!
A. Download and install Microsoft Data Access Components MDAC 2.8

Q. I cannot view Othmani drawings, Bilal may generate error and exits.!
A. You must have Microsoft Office 2003 installed
A. Alternativly you can install WORD VIEWER 2003, download it from here

Q. My City/Location is not listed in Bilal?.
A. Upgrade to Bilal version 3.60 or Later, then you can add more locations ( 5 Million Locations to choose from )

Q. The audio level changes when Bilal Speaks?.
A. You can adjust the audio level from Bilal main screen "Under English/Arabic Button".

Q. I have problem upgrading the program online?
A. Download Prayer.exe from Here
A. Exit Bilal Program
A. Copy prayer.exe over the old one "Mostly in c:\program files\Prayer"
A. Run it.

Q. I Cannot Hear Sound Correctly?
A. Goto Options-Press "Sound Problem" Button, if it tells you the files are not there, then :-
A. Download and Install Fraunhofer Audio Codec

Q. I still have problem with Audio?
A. for Windows 9X winmm.dll and copy it over the one you have in the windows\system32
A. for Windows NT/2K/XP winmm.dll and copy it over the one you have in the windows\system32
A. Download New Audio Files from Here

Q. I have Differences in all times, (Mostly 1 hour)?
A. Check Summer Time (Enabled/Disabled) and set it according to your country.
A. Check GMT setting.
A. Check Data Source ( Calc / Database ) in the options window.
A. Click on "Standard Settings", this could solve your problem easily.
Q. I get DB Error, and cannot start Bilal?
A. 1- Download and install DCOM98 ( For Windows 98 Only )
A. 2- Download and install Microsoft Data Access Components MDAC 2.8
A. 3- Download and install Jet40Sp8 Win2003 / WinXP / Win2000 / Win95/98/NT 4.0
A. 4- If you still have a problem goto start then run regsvr32 "c:\program files\common files\system\ado\msado15.dll"

Q. I Get type mismatch error?
A. Upgrade to latest version
A. Check the Referecne East/West and Longitude East/West, mostly should be same.
A. Check Summer time Month/Day
A. Check Short Date Format in control Panel

Q. I have setup the longitude/Latitude correctly, but all times are incorrect?
A. Check if the refrence city Longitude is correct, which is being used for your country.

Q. I have all times correct except Sunrise/Sunset(Maghrib) ?
A. Check the altitude of your city above the sea level.

Q. I have all times correct except fajer and Isha?
A. Select the proper calc method used for your country, use custome settings if needed.

Q. The upgrade process was not completed!. and I lost the prayer.exe?
A. copy Prayer.old tot Prayer.exe, and upgrade again.

Q. My computer time changes incorrectly.
A. Make sure the GMT value for your country is correct, try to set it manually if needed.

Q. I have a problem with Microsoft Calendar
A. Get MSCAL and extract it to c:\windows\system32
A. Run regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\mscal.ocx

Q. I have Windows Vista installed, but Bilal does not display Arabic ?
A. Goto control panel-Regional And Language Options - Administrative - Change System Locale - Arabic-Apply-Yes-Yes

Q. I have Windows XP installed, but Bilal does not display Arabic ?
A. Goto control panel-Regional and Language Options-Advanced- Then select Arabic Saudi Arabia-Apply-Yes-Yes

Q. I have Windows 2000 installed, but Bilal does not display Arabic ?
A. Goto control panel-Regional and Language Options-Set Default- Then select Arabic Saudi Arabia-Apply-Yes-Yes

Q. Why does Bilal bring up Internet Dialup?
A. Bilal Checks for updates, and tries to adjust your computer time.
A. Anyway, upgrade to version 1.65 or later (When ready) to let Bilal access Internet only when you are online.

Q. There is One-Hour Difference in all Pray Times ?.
A. Check your Summer time settings (Setup-City update-Summer time), and your computer time.

Q. Bilal does not start on windows98?
A. Download msimg32.dll , and copy it to c:\windows\system

Q. Where can I get Windows Media Player 6.4?
A. Get Media Player 6.4 if it is not found on your computer or if corrupted.