Can not download anything from the web

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ashish30

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hi ..I have a win2k system, suddenly i observed that i can not download anything from the web, if i try to download any application like yahoo messenger or any other patches from MS also, it opens the dialog box and after a while says could not download from the internet, although my internet connection is perfect, there is no firewall and all services are running as usual

what should i do to fix this problem, i dont have a emergency repair disk , can i create one through the web? would that help

any other ideas would be most welcome, i dont want to re-install the OS
 
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have you tried logging into the machine as an administrator and downloading something. it's possible that you're using an account that has restricted priviledges on that system.
 

ashish30

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Its my home pc and i have the full admin rights, actually i am the only one who uses it
I might want to add that i have mcaffe running on my system and at times i get a msg stating " a virus xyz was found and has been deleted"
could this have deleted necessary file...
is there any repair utility available?
thanks
 

JohnWill

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I don't think you can blame your AV for the problem, it's probably killing real viruses. :)

Just for grins, create another user account with admin rights, and see if the behavior is the same using that account.
 
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