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Windows 7: downloads wont start

06 Feb 2011   #1
boygenius

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 
downloads wont start

i am having a strange problem while downloading files from the internet. Whenever i click on a file to download , the download confirmation box(the one with save /open option) does not appear ,instead the page page shows a waiting status(in status bar).
However the file continues to be downloaded in the background(and is saved in some other folder). Only after the file is downloaded do i get the download confirmation box asking whether to save or open the file.
I encounter this problem on all browsers i use (firefox/chrome)


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06 Feb 2011   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hiya pal and welcome to the forums

In "Chrome" try changing the "save" option in the "downloads" section.
Click the "spanner" then goto "under the bonnet" "Downloads" Set the destination and check the box that says "ask where to save each file before downloading" let us know how it goes


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06 Feb 2011   #3
boygenius

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

thanx for the welcome and the prompt reply


My problem was a bit different than what i think u interpreted it.
Suppose i had to download a 100Mb file then on clicking the file i the status bar would show waiting for somehost.com for sumthing around 20-30 mins(tym it takes to download a 100 MB file on my connection). After that i would get the download confirmation box(open/save etc) nd on selecting "save" the download is successfully finished almost immediately and i can locate the file in my required folder. Basically i can not monitor my downloads.
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18 Dec 2012   #4
biggest tee

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I am having the same exact problem that boygenius was.

I'm using Firefox 17.0.1

I've already tried resetting Firefox.
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27 Apr 2015   #5
LordOfThePies

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I was having this problem, but when I went into the task manager and shut off an process by the name of Web Companion the download started instantly
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