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Windows 7: Internet explorer crashes when downloading


29 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Internet explorer crashes when downloading

I just recently upgraded to windows 7 and since doing that I haven't been able to download anything except the windows updates. When I try to download anything from ie it seems to work fine until the download gets to 99 percent and then ie crashes and needs to restart. I don't have any other browser on my computer and when I try to download a different one ie closes. Any suggestions?

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29 Jul 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by braaflat View Post
I just recently upgraded to windows 7 and since doing that I haven't been able to download anything except the windows updates. When I try to download anything from ie it seems to work fine until the download gets to 99 percent and then ie crashes and needs to restart. I don't have any other browser on my computer and when I try to download a different one ie closes. Any suggestions?

ok have you tried another browser like firefox to see if its ie? we ccould also use some specs abt what build and if itss 32 or 64, and your netowrk setup

thanks

Ken
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29 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I haven't tried any other browsers. I don't have them on my computer and when I try to download them I get the message internet explorer has stopped working and all of my windows close, just as the download is at 99 percent. I am running an intel core 2 quad cpu at 2.4 Ghz with a 32 bit operating system.
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29 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 7264x64(main), 7260x86(secendary), XP SP3 Triple Boot
 
 

ok you can try getting firefox from their FTP site using the ftp command in command prompt, have a look at this screenshot:
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these are the steps:
1. open a command prompt
2. type "ftp releases.mozilla.org"
3. when asked for user type "anonymous"
4. for password leave empty and hit enter
5. once logged in type "cd /pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.5.1/win32/en-US"
6. change local destination directory, type "lcd c:\" this will make the destination directory c:\
7. now type---> get "Firefox Setup 3.5.1.exe" , don't forget the double quotes or the download will not work because the file name has spaces in it.
8. wait for the file to finish downloading, it's 8MB, there is no indicator but when it finish it will say completed.
9. once completed goto destination directory, in our example it's c:\, find the "Firefox Setup 3.5.1.exe" file and run it to install
hope this helps!

EDIT: Corrected the directory it's en-us not en_US!


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05 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 7264x64(main), 7260x86(secendary), XP SP3 Triple Boot
 
 

I just created a small batch file that will do the above automatically, it is attached as .txt thought so you have to rename it to .bat or .cmd. this script only works for firefox version 3.5.1 though. if you want you can edit it to download another version or browser or just ask me and I'll do it for you

also I posted the code here too it is below, so if you want you can just copy and paste this code into notepad then save it anywhere with the .bat or .cmd extension (make sure to select all file types when saving to make sure it won't be saved as .txt instead by default). this script simply creates a file called ftpcommands.txt in your user profile directory, and uses it to tell ftp command line program how to download firefox, then runs the firefox setup. the size of download is just 8 MB, and if you got a decent connection it should only take a few minutes..
Code:
@echo off
echo user>> %USERPROFILE%\ftpcommands.txt
echo anonymous>> %USERPROFILE%\ftpcommands.txt
echo guest>> %USERPROFILE%\ftpcommands.txt
echo lcd %USERPROFILE%>> %USERPROFILE%\ftpcommands.txt
echo cd /pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.5.1/win32/en-US>> %USERPROFILE%\ftpcommands.txt
echo bin %USERPROFILE%>> %USERPROFILE%\ftpcommands.txt
echo get "Firefox Setup 3.5.1.exe">> %USERPROFILE%\ftpcommands.txt
echo quit>> %USERPROFILE%\ftpcommands.txt
ftp -v -n -s:ftpcommands.txt releases.mozilla.org
del %USERPROFILE%\ftpcommands.txt
cd %USERPFOFILE%
"Firefox Setup 3.5.1"
this should help the users who are worried they won't get a browser with Windows 7 E Edition! let me know if you have any issues or if you want one for chrome/safari/IE


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