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whenever I try to download anything, the file download window flashes repeatedly and download manager freezes up and I have to shut down the whole computer and restart to stop the flashing. I can't download anything, all it does is flash and you can't get out of it or end task or anything. I have a 99 compaq presario.
Very frustrating.
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This will rebuild rather than restore the registry and also replace missing or corrupt system files

Boot the PC and keep tapping F8 right after the beep until you get options, select command prompt only, type scanreg.exe /fix then press enter, it will run through a few screens then say registry repaired. Press enter then press ctrl + alt + delete keys together to reboot.

When Windows has loaded, click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools, system information, tools then run system file checker and replace any files it asks for from the 98 CD then reboot.

When it has loaded to the desktop, click start, programmes accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then run disc defragmenter from system tools


Then check downloads, if no change, use another PC to download and save this to disc, then load it on to the problem PC, run all the steps then try downloads

Get the trial of Tune Up 2006 here

Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up disc clean up

Run Tune Up registry clean up

Click optimize and improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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By doing this, will it wipe everything out on my hard drive, like stored documents, photos, etc..?
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No

The registry rebuild does that, the file check is for system files and not programme or user files

Tune up will clean the disk and only remove files in the recycle bin, the registry clean up will concentrate on that
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