unable to go thru' download process.

  elbecko 21:33 10 Jan 2010
Locked

i have a bit of a strange problem with xp home.

actually i had to reinstall xp last night btw, so i've been up all night downloading all my old software and bookmarks.
i use opera as my browser too.

things have been fine until just recently. i'll go to a site for some software, click download, then the box comes up asking where you want it to go, and i click desktop.

another box comes up asking whether to 'save' or not.
the trouble is when i click 'save', nothing happens. the 'save' button doesn't press in at all. the mouse pointer shows 'busy', and it stays that way.

when i try to close it, a box with 'end now' or 'cancel' appears, i click 'end now'[which has always worked in the past], however again nothing happens.

i try to shut down the computer the usual way but it doesn't respond, so i have to press in the power button to shut it down.

this has happened every time i try, any ideas what is happening? thanks.

  howard64 09:58 11 Jan 2010

did you reload your motherboard drivers either from the original cd or downloaded?

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone X

Aardman's new YouTube channel to share the work of independent animators

iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Les meilleurs navigateurs internet 2017