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Can not download anything from the internet.

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by dave-1980, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. dave-1980

    dave-1980 Thread Starter

    Oct 14, 2008
    Hello all and thank you for reading this.

    I have recently been building (with the help of a friend of mine) my own PC from bits my friend had lying around. It is a decent machine and I have it up and running but suffering from a couple of problems.

    My main issue is that i can not download anything from the net without it stopping mid-way and freezing. I have managed to download more drivers and Firefox from my laptop and transfer them to this new PC but this is just a quick fix. Without being able to download files this machine is no use to me as I will be using it for Web Design work.

    Using Firefox I have tried the following. When the file freezes I can press the pause button on firefoxes download bar then press the start button. This causes the download to resume for a while but it will always freeze up again. On top of this, when I eventually get it downloaded using this method it is corrupt and wont open.

    I have no firewalls running that i can see. I am not using wireless.

    My machine is:

    Athlon 3800+
    Asus A8N SLI-SE Motherboard
    nVidia GeForce 6600 512MB
    2GIG DDR Ram
    60 Gig Sata Hard Drive

    My only idea is that i have the wrong chipset drivers installed for my motherboard but I have no idea where to get new ones.

    Please help.

    David McArthur.
  2. Everway9


    Sep 29, 2008
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    Are there any clues in the event logs?
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