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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Barney, Jan 14, 2006.

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  1. Barney

    Barney Guest

    This might be a trifle OT but I can't think of anywhere else to try and get
    an answer. My problem is I am unable to download any files on my PC - using
    Windows ME and IE6. I have checked all the 'options' and my firewall
    settings, and nothing appears to be disabled. I can access sites but not
    download files - such as a PDF file - I just get a message saying that
    Explorer is unable to open the site.
    Anyone got any ideas?
     
  2. Tom Biasi

    Tom Biasi Guest

    There are many places to get this info.
    here is just one ; http://www.computing.net/

    FWIW there have been many issues with ME and IE6.
     
  3. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

  4. Barney

    Barney Guest

    Why don't you FOAD, you pathetic twat.
     
  5. Barney

    Barney Guest

    Thank's for your help, I'll try that.
     
  6. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Why don't you FOAD, you pathetic twat.
    Grow a brain.
     
  7. Barney

    Barney Guest

    Oh dear, what a devastating put down. Does your mommy know her ickle boy's
    playing on the 'puter again?
     
  8. Ya both sound like regular dweebs !!
     
  9. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Does your mommy know her ickle boy's playing on the 'puter again?
    Your problem was "Windows"
    and the 1st thing you thought was "electronics".
    You're too stupid to be allowed near a computer.
     
  10. Barney

    Barney Guest

    Actually my problem is with Explorer, not 'Windows' but that's not the
    point. I regularly subscribe to this ng, and thought someone here might be
    able to point me in the right direction. Why on earth that should bother you
    I don't know - what's your problem?
     
  11. Barney

    Barney Guest

    I disabled my anti-virus software to check if it was that, but it made no
    difference. How do I check the other thing?
     
  12. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    if your using Nortons Antivirus i would look there first.
    and i would look to make sure you are not using a proxy
    that is filtering you.
     
  13. Joe Smith

    Joe Smith Guest

    Sometimes the problem is due to an overly aggresive pop up blocker.
     
  14. Barney

    Barney Guest

    Thanks for your help. I've tried overriding that, by pressing the control
    key, but I still cannot download.
     
  15. Barney

    Barney Guest

    For the benefit of those that tried to help me with this problem, I thought
    I would update you on the outcome. The problem turned out to be a corrupt
    file in Explorer, which I have disabled, and I have now switched to Mozilla
    Firefox. Everything is working fine.
    I know the subject was not OT - as I said at the outset - so thanks to
    everyone who helped (and a Happy New Year to the miserable bastard who
    didn't!).
     
  16. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    The problem turned out to be a corrupt file in Explorer,
    You're still stupid.
    Explorer = Windows Explorer = EXPLORER.EXE
    Explorer != Internet Explorer
    Internet Explorer = IEXPLORE.EXE
    ..
    Refusing to admit you're stupid doesn't make you any less stupid.
    This is not a Windows newsgroup.
    (I'll bet you would fish for trout in the bathtub
    --not because that's the best place to catch trout--
    but because you know what a bathtub is.)
    You're still stupid.
     
  17. Barney

    Barney Guest

    Have you forgotten to take your medication again?
     
  18. Why do you think there are thousands of different newsgroups? There's
    really no point in asking how mammals reproduce in newgroup
    alt.fans.montypython. Just as much reason there is to ask about
    Windows-problems in sci.electronics.basics.
     
  19. Barney

    Barney Guest

    Don't be so absurd, you pompous prat - aren't computers electronic
    equipment? Just because it was a software problem, as opposed to a hardware
    problem, doesn't mean it is completely unconnected. Someone had a problem
    with programming an EPROM a while back, I (quite rightly) didn't see anyone
    jumping in to tell him it was a software problem so bugger off elsewhere.
    For God's sake, what on earth is wrong with some of you small-minded
    nit-pickers (I suppose that's what wrong, thinking about it!).
     
  20. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    There's really no point in asking how mammals reproduce
    There's no point in trying to teach a pig to sing:
    it doesn't work and it irritates the pig.

    As this thread has demonstrated repeatedly,
    Barney was stupid Saturday, is stupid today,
    and will still be stupid tomorrrow.

    If Dubya is the metric,
    Barney will make a very popular President one day.
     
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