FYI, The Haze (and anyone else still following this thread), Amanita Design has their own forum which is dedicated, in large part, to supporting the games they're best known for (Samorost1, Samorost2, Machinarium, and Botanicula) So if you run into any further troubles with Machinarium (or wonder about any of the others I just mentioned
) you can always seek out hints/tech fixes/etc. there.
Meantime hope you have fun with the rest of Machinarium!
~Alex (an A.D. forum mod)