Laluna Posted December 30, 2010 Share Posted December 30, 2010 Hi everyone, My PC has developed a major issue with downloading ANYTHING ! I click a download link - doesnt matter what or where, these download links then often open another web page before the start of the download, and I get: "Internet explorer cannot display the webpage" Sometimes I can go back to the previous page and retry.. often they give more than one link, or say if your download does not start in 5 seconds "click here" - which apears to be a direct link, with no 'other'page coming up. IF ok.. the download begins,the a few seconds later: (maybe from 10 to 20 seconds) I get... "Internet Explorer cannot download <program.exe> from <sitename>" "The operation Timed out. " This has nothing to do with the site I go to, I'v tested on many. seems something on here has gone wrong with the Explorer download feature.. Last night I reinstalled Explorer8, thinkng that migth resolve it, but nope same flamin problem! this is just a recent occurrence, things were perfectly ok a few days or a week ago... don't ask when it first started - I don't recall I did a recent windows update.. could have been that, I dont know.. but - obviously the Question is... whats the windows or explorer "download" window that pops up when up click a file to downlaod, how does it function ? where's it reside? is it part of explorer? or Windows? I do have "freeDownloadManager" which I CAN use tio intercept and manage the downloads, though I tend(ed) to use this only for larger files... though it doesnt preent the 1st bug - of the download page not being displayed! I guess both problems are related. many thanks for any help resolving this, and a Great New year to you all :-) (stay alive!) and most of all - how the heck can I Fix it !? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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