Can't download anything
Posted 06 May 2005 - 10:59 PM
Posted 06 May 2005 - 11:54 PM
Posted 07 May 2005 - 02:55 AM
Have you install anything like Norton? The security permissions may need checking for Win XP's firewall, unless you've turned this off and are using a separate firewall. If you are running Norton, turn the security section off and see if it allows you to download.
Do you have a popup blocker turned on? Some sites need this turned off before a download will start.
Have you tried putting the URL into the Trusted Zone and tried a download again?
Do you remember what you were doing, installed, removed, messed with just before this problem appeared?
probably missed a few things at this time.
Posted 07 May 2005 - 10:26 AM
Posted 09 May 2005 - 07:46 PM
running xp, can't download anything. Problem started suddenly, and may have been coincident with my attempting to reconfigure my network settings...(as a side note my other problem is that I keep getting a little pop-up message from my task bar telling me that a network cable is unplugged--I have only one network set up, and it is always plugged in).
I am running Zone Alarm, but I am fairly familiar with this program and I have never had a problem like this with it before. I cannot download anything from anyone, even email attachments. All downloads I try direct me to a Forbidden page...403, telling me I am not authorized to view this page.
I (finally, been meaning to for a while now) installed Mozilla, and it has not allowed me to download anything either, though it at least tells me a different message: "the object" was blocked. I am running Norton (for now), but I don't think it is to blame either. I had been hoping that it was the browser causing this problem, and finally forcing me to take my lazy butt over to Mozilla, but alas this is not the case.
I don't mean to hijack this question, but I reconfigured my network as well, as a single computer accessing the internet with no other computers hooked up. I hope this is not a coincident red-herring, but that I am having the same problem right after doing the same thing seems a little fishy...
Is it possible that my network configuration has brought this about? At this computer's old location it was hooked through a router to broadband. When I moved I re-configured the network settings (and this is when that little annoying message started, telling me that I had a cable unplugged). Now it's just me and the cable modem. Since then, I've been unable to get rid of theunplugged message by conventional warfare, so I went to nuclear attack and disabled the network, then started over from scratch....the message is (of course) still popping up, and since the network nuke...no downloads...
Posted 09 May 2005 - 08:12 PM
click on that...what happens?
Posted 09 May 2005 - 08:18 PM
Not sure what this means for me, though...
Posted 09 May 2005 - 08:21 PM
Posted 09 May 2005 - 08:25 PM
The network cable unplugged still bugs me....that is indicative of something else...bad cable, inadquate signal strength...something....
Putting that aside for a moment, the fact you could download the above means things are working right, but something is interfering....
Could you post a hijackthis log...I am not looking for malware. Just want to see what is running.
Posted 09 May 2005 - 08:40 PM
Is HijackThis available thru ftp somewhere??
Thank you for bearing with me here...
Posted 09 May 2005 - 08:46 PM
You've been living with it for a little while, another day won't kill you....
in the meantime, please start a new thread...in it, list your hardware....
cable > modem > cable > router > cable > PC?
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