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IE, opera, and Firefox all freeze up when I try to download/save ANY file HELP!

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  1. Nick89

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    Ok I can surf the net, but if I try to save a picture or download any file from any site using any one of my browsers IE, Opera, Firefox, they all Freeze up as soon as I click save file to any of my hard drives!!!.:cry::mad::twitch:

    I dont know WTF to do!!

    When I restart the computer I can save a file but if I try to save another file later on opera mozilla,Ie they all freeze up completly and I have to Ctrl+alt+del and then kill them to get the comp un-fuxxed.

    I think its time based after like 1mins after boot it starts or after the first file I download I dont know....having to restart the computer for every file i want to download is not going to fuc*ing happen..:mad::banghead:

    UPDATE:

    Ok what i've figured out so far, right after windows boots and stabilizes I can download any file perfectly with no problems, then after the machine has been running or a bit(unspecified amount of time)when I try to download a file with firefox, Opera, or IE they all lock up for about 5- 10 mins and then unfreeze but they somtimes dont fully down load the files evern tho it says completed.

    I've ran Anti virus and spybot and found nothing out of the ordinary

    UPDATE: #2

    I tried to upload a picture to TPU and Opera froze, this really sucks because I can browse internet sites but if I right click save on an image then select where I want to save the image to Which ever browser I'm useing at the time freezes and I cant open up the folder I was saving the file to unless I use task manager to kill the browser I was using Opera,firefox,IE ...
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2008
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    I doubt this will work, but it's worth a shot.

    Go here: C:\Users\*yourname*\AppData\Roaming

    And delete the opera folder

    and the same for C:\Users\*yourname*\AppData\Local

    Fixed a wierd problem for me where Opera didn't load a single web page.

    Maybe also try running the browser in compatibility mode for XP.
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    TY for you're reply.
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    OK heres an update, it seems if I let the comp sit long enough fire fox will unfreeze and it will be finished Dling the file.....i dont know....
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    Maybe try doing an adware + virus scan.
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    Hmm... bit of an odd situation, but from what you've described, as in, the IE, FF and Opera all doing the same-thing says to me it's a program (or service) running in the background that's preventing the browsers from downloading. This is what I'd do if this was happening to me...

    1.) Make a cup of tea (of Coffee if you prefer).

    2.) Disable your (software) Firewall and then your Anti-Virus (if you have them) and see if that helps. If the browsers magically work, it's something in either of those programs preventing you.

    3.) If that doesn't work, hold the windows key down and press R - in the RUN dialogue box, type: msconfig

    4.) Go start to the StartUp tab, but before that, if you have programs in the Start Up Folder I'd make sure you disable them from starting up, it'll save you doing in the next step.

    4b.) ... go through the list before un-ticking any boxes so you know what is what, do a little research into what is what and then, un-tick one program at a time followed by a reboot (a long process I know but one that could fix your problem).

    5.) Upon reboot try downloading a file again, even if it's just GPU-Z. If the program you've disabled from start up hasn't fixed the issue, go back to msconfig and un-tick the next program in the list.

    Tell us how you get on with that, if that doesn't work I'll have another think, but that's the first thing I'd do.
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    UPDATE:

    Ok what i've figured out so far, right after windows boots and stabilizes I can download any file perfectly with no problems, then after the machine has been running or a bit(unspecified amount of time)when I try to download a file with firefox, Opera, or IE they all lock up for about 5- 10 mins and then unfreeze but they somtimes dont fully down load the files evern tho it says completed.

    I've ran Anti virus and spybot and found nothing out of the ordinary

    UPDATE: #2

    I tried to upload a picture to TPU and Opera froze, this really sucks because I can browse internet sites but if I right click save on an image then select where I want to save the image to Which ever browser I'm useing at the time freezes and I cant open up the folder I was saving the file to unless I use task manager to kill the browser I was using Opera,firefox,IE ...
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2008

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