Vista IE not downloading from web

  Ian Clark 08:24 18 Dec 2007


PC died, had blue crash screen, after two days got Vista to re-instal from disc. Everything seems ok

been online to try and get old stuff i use, but cant download from web. Click on link to get a dl, and you can either run or save. I usually save to a folder, so i have a copy for whenever....

click save, another box pops up and disappears before i can read it. no download.

tried run, and the file downloads, box disappears, nothing happens. search PC for the file, its not there.

also, in IE tools, tried internet options, click on link, nothing happens.

tried windows update,
windows cannot access the specified path/drive etc....

pls help, i am close to tears, dogs is frightened, divorce on way.....



  rawprawn 08:34 18 Dec 2007

Try a system file scan
1/ Click the Start button

2/ From the Start Menu, Click All programs followed by Accessories

3/ In the Accessories menu, Right Click on the Command Prompt option

4/ From the drop down menu that appears, Click on the 'Run as administrator' option

5/ If you have the User Account Control (UAC) enabled you will be asked for authorisation prior to the command prompt opening. You may simply need to press the Continue button if you are the administrator or insert the administrator password etc.

6/ In the Command Prompt window, type: sfc /scannow and then press Enter

7/ A message will appear stating that 'the system scan will begin'

8/ Be patient because the scan may take some time

9/ If any files require replacing SFC will replace them. You may be asked to insert your Vista DVD for this process to continue

10/ If everything is okay you should, after the scan, see the following message "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations"

11/ After the scan has completed, Close the command prompt window

  Ian Clark 08:49 18 Dec 2007

did thet - did not find anything
Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations
downloads still not working



  Ian Clark 09:24 18 Dec 2007

Beat computer with a stick

there was an issues with a windows update that had not completed properly, and was sat in the background trying to download.

cancelled, reboot and wow, downloads are running

I hate computers

Thanks for help


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