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23 Dec 2012  

64 Bit Windows 7 Home Premium
Problem with Browsers not buffering/starting downloads

Hey guys,

I wasn't sure where to put this, hopefully it's in the right spot;
I'm having an issue with one of my computers using Windows 7 when it comes to downloading certain file types and even buffering videos online. I am able to watch live streams of people playing games I play, I'm able to load Youtube videos, and I'm able to download .exe files for games I play. For some reason I can't seem to do anything else. It seems like music, movie, and .rar or .zip files all won't download. I have to right-click and "Save link as" just to get to the option of saving it, but after that the download gets stuck on "starting..."

I thought it might possibly be a specific browser problem, but Firefox, Chrome, and IE all have this problem. I tried disabling my anti-virus, turning off my Windows Firewall, and even making sure my router didn't have any funky settings but it's been to no good use. I went into the browsers and disabled all their internal security options, and that didn't help either. It's really starting to bug me, I can go to the same places and download the things with my Laptop (Vista OS). I know it sounds a bit ridiculous, has anyone else had this problem or have any ideas on what might be causing it?
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