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Download problems

    • QuickTime starts every time you attempt to download an executable file
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q312455 (W95/98/ME)

    • Internet Explorer Opens .exe Files Instead of Downloading Them
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q140991 (W95/98/ME/NT/2000 Jun. 12, 2002)

    • Not Prompted to Specify Download Folder for File
      Instead, the file may be opened.
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q177976 (W95/98 Jun. 4, 2001)

    • Encapsulated PostScript File Extension Changes When Downloaded
      When you download an Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file from a Web page in Internet Explorer and save the file to your hard disk, the file may be saved with a .ps extension instead of an .eps extension.
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q180030 (i. e. 3, 4 Jul. 6, 2001)

    • Error Locating Object Handler
      When you try to download a program (.exe) or zip (.zip) file, Internet Explorer may display a blank Web page that contains an ActiveX icon in the upper-right corner. If you click the ActiveX icon, you may receive the following error message
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q180553 (i. e. 4, 5. W95/98/NT4 Jul. 11, 2002)

    • Internet Explorer could not download <filename > from <Internet site >
      The down loaded file is not available. This could be due to your Security or Language Settings or because the server was unable to retrieve the requested file.
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q183506 (W95/98 Jan. 5, 2001)

    • Download Button Unavailable on Windows Update Web Site
      When you visit the Microsoft Windows Update Web site, the Download button may not be available to start downloading selected updates.
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q216299 (i. e. 4, 5. W95/98/se Jun. 11, 2002)

    • Internet Explorer Restriction "Always Prompt on Download"
      You may want to have IE prompt you before down loading files other than the normal file types that generate a prompt, such as executable (.exe) files.
      You may want to prevent an IE user from disabling the "Always ask before opening this type of file" check box.
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q238723 (i. e. 5. W95/98/NT4 Jun. 11, 2002)

    • Computer May Stop Responding or Experience Slow Download Times with Universal Serial Bus Modem
      When you perform large file transfers over Universal Serial Bus (USB) modems using communications device class (CDC) compliant USB drivers in Windows 98 SE, throughput speed may decrease. In addition, the computer may stop responding (hang) after a few minutes.
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q240947 (W98se May. 8, 2002)

    • Internet Explorer 5 May Display Downloaded File in Browser Window Instead of the "Save As" Dialog Box
      Internet Explorer attempts to detect when the Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) type of the down loading file is set to application/octet stream, which is the correct behavior according to Request for Comments (RFC).
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q245751 (Jul. 20, 2001)

    • Significant Delays Downloading Third-Party Files Using Plug-ins
      Downloading and displaying third-party files in an Internet Explorer window through a plug-in may take significantly longer than you expect.
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q235313 (i. e. 4. W95/98/NT4 May. 8, 2002)

    • Internet Explorer Ver. 5 Window Closes When You Click a Download Link
      After you click a link to download a file and receive a prompt to run the file from the current location or save it to disk, the browser window closes.
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q268976 (W95/98/se/ME Feb. 8, 2001)

    • Internet Explorer 5.5 Browser Window Closes When You Click a Link to Download Files
      In Internet Explorer 5.5, when you try to download a file from the Internet, the download may start, but the browser window may then close.
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q275290
      (i. e. 5. W95/98/se/NT4/2000/ME Jul. 20, 2001)

    • Cannot Download with Internet Explorer
      When you attempt to download a file with Microsoft Internet Explorer, one of the following symptoms may occur:
      If you click a link to download a file, nothing happens.
      If you right-click the link, and then click Save Target As on the shortcut menu that appears, the Save As dialog box appears briefly and then disappears
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q299328 (W95/98/se/ME Jan. 29, 2002)

    • File Appears to Be Downloading but Is Not
      When you attempt to download a file from a Web site, the Copying dialog box may appear (containing two folder icons with page images moving between them), but the File Download dialog box may not appear.
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q301716 (Sept. 13, 2001)

    • Cannot Save File from HTTPS Site
      IExplorer cannot download the file <filename> from <Web site address>.
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q302109 (i. e. 4, 5. W2000/NT Feb. 28, 2002)

    • Error Message When You Try to Download a File: Download Accelerator Error
      An additional toolbar is displayed in your browser window, and the File Download dialog box looks different than the Internet Explorer File Download dialog box.
      Retry the download of file name
      When you click Retry Now , you may receive the message again. After you click Retry Now several times, you may then receive the following error message: Download Accelerator Error
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q306903 (i.e. 5, 5.5 W95/95/se/ME/... Jun. 11, 2002)

    • Blank Web Page with Placeholder Icon and You Cannot Save a File to Disk
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q316537 (i.e. 5, 5. 6 Jun. 11, 2002)

    • Internet Explorer File Downloads Over SSL Do Not Work with the "No-Cache" Header
      Unable to download. Internet Explorer was unable to open this site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. Please try again later.
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q323308
      (i. e. 5, 6. W98se/NT/ME/XP/2000 Jun. 24, 2002)

    • From: "Marty" in a news group.
      Subject: Can't Download Files
      It turned out to be Trend PC-cillin Anti-virus "Real Time Monitor" running in the background causing the problem.
      Once I exited this "Real Time Monitor" I was able to download just like before.

    • From: "Allyn" in a news group.
      Subject: Can't Download Files
      The problem turned out to be the NetZIP download helper. Whether it was corrupt or out of date, when I removed it and removed the registry entries, that solved the problem.
      Once I exited this "Real Time Monitor" I was able to download just like before.

    • Additional information on problems downloading files, try this site:
      http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/answers4.htm#quicktime2
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    Download sessions

      • Save This Program To Disk Option Missing During File Download
        When you try to download more than two files at the same time, the "Save This Program To Disk" option may not appear until one or more of the previous downloads is finished.
        http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q181145 (W95/98/se Jul. 20, 2001)

      • INFO: WinInet Limits Connections Per Server
        WinInet will limit the number of simultaneous connections that it will make to a single HTTP server. If you exceed this limit the requests will block until one of the current connections has completed. This is by design and is in agreement with the HTTP specification and industry standards.
        http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q183110 (i. e. 4, 5. May. 17, 2002)

      • Canceling Multiple File Downloads on Large File Causes Internet Explorer to Stop Responding
        If a Web server uses the "Content-disposition: attachment" HTTP header to force a file download, and the user cancels the download 2 or 4 times from the Save As dialog box, Internet Explorer appears to stop responding ("hang") during the next attempt to download the file.
        http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q266305 (i. e. 5, 6 May. 31, 2002)

      • How to Configure Internet Explorer to Have More Than Two Download Sessions
        http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q282402 (i. e. 5, 6. W2000/XP Jun. 11, 2002)
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        Download general

          • Unable to Download WebTV Program Guide Listings
            When you attempt to download the Microsoft WebTV for Windows Program Guide TV listings from the Internet, you may receive the following error message when you click Get Listings: Unable to connect
            http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q232346 (W98/se Jun. 10, 1999)

          • HOWTO: Find More Information About Why Code Download Failed
            When an ActiveX control or an ActiveX document fails to download, Microsoft Internet Explorer does not always display or indicate the reason for the download failure.
            http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q252937 (i. e. 4, 5. Apr. 26, 2002)

          • HOWTO: Force Creation of an Internet Code Download Log
            If Internet Code Download fails to download a component, such as an ActiveX control, an error log is silently generated in the Temporary Internet Files folder.
            http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q271451 (I. E. 4. 5. Jun. 11, 2002)

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