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Windows XP OEM HOME:Able to Browse Online But not able to download anything

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ooxtravisxoo, Jan 29, 2003.

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  1. ooxtravisxoo

    ooxtravisxoo Thread Starter

    Jan 29, 2003
    I just installed windows xp today. Well everything was totally fine. I started browsing the internet to go get the updated drivers for my hardware. Well I get to where you start downloading the file and it wont allow you to download anything. I tried various sites and various files to download none worked. ALSO ... My search bar in Internet explorer... Does Not work... It says cannont connect. Cant connect?.. Im browsing the internet in the same IE WINDOW! OK heres some facts to maybe help.

    1. I can browse all day long. Just cant use my search bar or download anything, Including pages that start the download automatically.

    2. My Yahoo Messenger and MSN messengers work just fine.

    3.I can download and Upload using ACE FTP freeware.

    4.Cannont update at windowsupdate.com.

    5.Tested under Dial-up And High Speed LAN. Same results with both.

    6.Tested with Numerous Nic Cards Including New Netgear fa311

    7.No problems before with win 98

    System Specs:

    OS: Windows XP OEM Home
    MOBO:ECS (k7s5a)
    Processor:Amd Athlon XP 2000+ running @ 1267 mhz
    Ram:392 megs pc 100 ram (not ddr)
    Sound Card:soundblaster 4.1 x-gamer
    Video Card: Geforce2 gts 64ddr
    Modem: Us Robotics 56k winmodem
    Nic Cards: Onboard Sis 900 10/100 ethernet adaptor./Netgear fa311
    CD Rom: Yamaha crw2100e 16x burner./Mitsumi 48x cd rom
    Harddrives: Maxtor 7200 30 Gig / Quantum Fireball 5200 7 Gig
    PS: 400 watt
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Dec 14, 2002
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    disable the built in Xp firewall in your connection settings
  3. ooxtravisxoo

    ooxtravisxoo Thread Starter

    Jan 29, 2003
    Thx But Ive disabled the firewalls on all connections i tried. keep in mind here Ive tested with a cable connection AND a dial up connection. I did a repair install on win xp still.. the same problem.
    I can browse all i want .. I just cant download anything, Including windows update.
  4. kknla


    Jan 19, 2001
    While in I.E. click on tools --> internet options and choose the security tab. Click on internet, and then custom button, scroll down and make sure that file downloads is enabled.
  5. ooxtravisxoo

    ooxtravisxoo Thread Starter

    Jan 29, 2003
    Ok I tried that but to no avail. I think were getting close however.

    Heres some more data on the subject.

    Ive have since found out that i can download using my ftp software by copying the addy and pasting it onto my FTP sopftwares option to open http://.

    I went and downloaded Netscape navigator. It works fine with out a hitch. Its currently my default browser now.

    I went & downloaded the ie6 spl update. I'll let you guys know if it changes anything to reinstall IE6.

    thx for everything so far... I still need help though and am open to all ideas!

  6. Mollie


    Nov 2, 2002
    Check the following registry settings:

    User setting:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3]


    System setting:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3]

    DWORD: 1803

    The value of DWORD 1803 should be 0, which means the ability to download is enabled. A value of 3 means the ability to download is disabled.

    Obligatory warning: editing the registry can lead to serious problems with your operating system, so back it up before fooling around with it, and be careful!

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    "Sarcasm is just one more service I offer."
  7. doublestuff


    Feb 3, 2003
    I did a install of windows xp, and I tried to download the updates
    but couldn't. Had to change the system date, it was set at 2027.
    Try changing the clock.
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