[THIN] Re: OT: Can't download files in WinXP

  • From: Steve Snyder <kwajalein@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 14:07:18 +0200

I was pondering trying another profile whilst typing that - works much
better. So I'll declare it a corrupt profile issue.

On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Steve Snyder <kwajalein@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Got an old WinXP box and for some weird reason I can no longer download
> files in any browser. I could a few days ago so I assumed that AVG went
> overly stupid protective (and the chrome forums seemed to indicate AVG as
> the culprit) so I removed it completely including hacking and slashing
> anything associated with AVG from the registry; still nothing. I also
> downloaded microsoft's offline system cleaner and ran it, still screwey.
>
> Here are the symptoms:
>
> Firefox - when downloading a file it immediately cancels. If I restart it,
> it downloads then immediately is deleted.
>
> IE - I get the "Your security settings do not allow this file to be
> downloaded." error. Checked the security settings and download was
> disabled; enabled it, still no good. Also noticed that after I changed the
> levels I can't hit the default level button as it's greyed out. Went into
> the registry, deleted everything under HKLM & HKCU Policies, reboot, still
> the same.
>
> Stopped all unnecessary services, ran filemon and regmon - nothing jumps
> out at me so far.
>
> Any clues/ideas? (besides getting rid of the old XP PC that is ;) )
>

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