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

  • From: Greg Reese <gareese@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 07:45:00 -0500

corrupt profile?  that almost never happens  :^)

On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 7:07 AM, Steve Snyder <kwajalein@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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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