Did you check your volume settings to make sure your sound is enabled and the volume is adequate? I've found that certain applications turn down selected sound levels or mute them altogether and I have to go into the volume control and unmute it or turn it up.
As soon as you connect a camera to a computer, the camera shuts down, because it only can act as a "dumb" memory stick.
Only more advanced camera's and special programs allow the camera to be connected and be monitored on a computer.
Nikon has Camera Control Pro 2 for its DSLRs. Only the software is over 100 dollars.
When you have installed Kodak Picture easy software, you can connect the camera to the computer and then after you switch on the camera, you can download the pictures from the camera to the PC.
try this - press menu button ( black button 2nd from top) - then press right & left arrows to change to next field, keep going untill you reach language - then use up & down arrows to choose language that you want - then to choose press ok.