So I have installed a fresh copy of Blender 2.69. I launch it. Open a new project. Hit the space bar and type Quick Smoke. I select Quick Smoke.
On load of the Quick Smoke the Domain for Smoke is Solid Black and will render only as solid black. I have not modified any other settings.
I tried a new file with Quick Fluid. I get a solid Grey/blue Domain and no render of the fluid. It seems that blender is not working properly.
Mind you I have Not change any settings and am loading Quick Smoke and Quick Fluid from a fresh start new session.
P.S. yes I did search and found 1 familiar topic however the answers provided were not correct for this issue.