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Why won't my computer download anything

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by magen1022, Jul 31, 2009.

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  1. magen1022

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    My computer will not download anything...The download window pops up and I select run, then it shows me the download progress, but nothing else happens...HELP!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:
     
  2. milmaker

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    What browser are you using? Try clicking save instead of run, then check in the downloads folder for your download.
     
  3. magen1022

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    I am using IE 8...and I have tried saving the downloads and opening them...there isn't anything there...goes through all the steps to save and shows download progress as well...but Nothing!
     
  4. milmaker

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    To better diagnose your problem, and try to isolate the cause of the problem, please download and install an alternative browser. Then try downloading or running something to see if it works. If it does, then it will be safe to say that it is an IE8 issue, and we can go from there. I recommend firefox, but there is also Opera, Safari, and several other good browsers. You might even find you like these alternative browsers better than IE. I know I sure do :D
     
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    Ok...tried that and same old thing...shows downloading progress, then nothing...even tried saving it as you suggested and nothing in my downloads folder?? Any ideas?
     
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    Are you using any type of firewall? If so, try disabling it, and then try downloading again. Also, check the download path. In firefox you can do this by going to the top toolbar and clicking tools --> options -->In the dialog box you'll see Downloads, and under that you'll be able to see an option that says: save to, and a browse button. What directory is it saving the documents to?
     
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    It is saving everything into the downloads folder
     
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    What about the firewall? Are you using one, and if so disable it, and try downloading.
     
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    the only thing that i am using is windows defender and AVG free...and I have tried disabling both of them...still nothing...I have also ran virus scans, and it is coming up with nothing. I am really confused...lol
     
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    Have you tried downloading files other than the one you were trying to download in the first place? Sorry for all of the questions, I just haven't come across the error before.
     
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    Oh yeah...I've tried downloading everything from drivers to games...still the same old song and dance...dont worry about the questions...ask away...if your trying to help, i dont mind answering!
     
  12. milmaker

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    Check your temp folder for the files:

    1.) Go to the start menu
    2.) In the search bar type: %temp%
    3.) click the temp folder

    Are the files showing up there?
     
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    No...I dont think that they are there. There are several files there, but I dont have a clue as to what they are.
     
  15. milmaker

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    How long have you been experiencing this issue? Try running a system restore to a point before you were experiencing this issue. System Restore is probably the best Windows Vista feature there is.
     
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