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Windows 7: cloned and replaced c: drive, now can't download any files

14 Jun 2014   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
cloned and replaced c: drive, now can't download any files

Recently I kept getting messages about an immanent hard drive failure, so I got a new drive. cloned it and the ran the setup. Then removed old drive from machine. the computer boots up fine, runs fine, and everything is working except I have several issues with IE11.

Whenever I wan to download a file such as a pdf. the popup window with the "Save/open/save as" appears at the bottom of IE11 but when I click on it nothing happens. I can not get it to do any of the three options. If I try "save as" I should get the directory window to open prompting for a path and file name, but I get nothing.

Other strange things.

In another forum I am a member of will not hold my username and password.

If I open a new tab in IE11 the eight boxes showing the "Frequent" sites I visit are all blank

Some sites with streaming video will not play, I get "error" when it attempts to buffer.

I am certain there must be some settings that became altered, but I can't figure out which ones. I have tried a few things (such as active x) but nothing seems to work.

pretty sure I am using Win7 Home Prem 64 bit. I'll confirm.

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14 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro

Internet Explorer - Reset

Reset internet explorer making sure to delete personal settings as well.

If you install another browser like chrome or firefox does the issue persist?
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14 Jun 2014   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

I did reset IE, it didn't work. I can't download any other browser because of the download problem.
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14 Jun 2014   #4

Windows 10 Pro

Make sure your data is backed up either on an external hard drive or somewhere else before proceeding:

1.) Please download and save the file TFC by Old Timer. Again, save the file to your downloads folder or your desktop. Do not run it. (You may need to download it from another pc)

Downloading TFC

2.) Close your programs before running this tool. TFC will close ALL open programs.

3.) Browse to where you saved tfc. Right click on tfc.exe and choose Run As Administrator.

4.) Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion. When it finishes it will say total files cleaned, and the start button will be grayed out. Click exit.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

Windows found no integrity violations


Corrupt files were found, and windows was unable to fix them.


Corrupt files were found, and windows successfully repaired them
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