Can not download anything from the internet

Hi All,

I have a windows 7 SP1 PC in which I cann't download antthing from the internet including Java. It gives me the site is unavilable pls try later. I have changed the security settings on the internet bwoser to enable download for files, but still have the same proble.

Reset the advaced settings, uninstalled and re-installed IE8 with no result.

Any hellp on this issue will be highly appreciated

Thanks
afsalehAsked:
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brettkmCommented:
Are you able to browse web sites but can't download any files from them?
Or you can't even browse web sites?

Open Control Panel > Internet Options (may have to click Network and Internet first) > Connections tab > LAN Settings

Is proxy server ticked and set to something?

I'd also double check your network settings.

Click Start > In the white Search box type cmd and click OK

In the box that opens up type ipconfg and press enter.

Please copy/paste the results.
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afsalehAuthor Commented:
I'm able to browse, but cann't downlaod
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brettkmCommented:
Ok.

You're running IE8, an easy thing to try is to install the latest version of IE which is 10.

See if clicking on these links directly works, grab 32 or 64 bit depending on what version of Windows you have.

32 bit
http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/A/C/8AC7C482-BC74-492E-B978-7ED04900CEDE/IE10-Windows6.1-x86-en-us.exe

64 bit
http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/E/0/CE0AB8AE-E6B7-43F7-9290-F8EB0EA54FB5/IE10-Windows6.1-x64-en-us.exe

You could also try setting advanced IE options to default:

Open Control Panel > Internet Options (may have to click Network and Internet first) > Advanced tab > Restore advanced settings.

Close IE, reopen and try again.

On this same tab is Reset, you could also try this if restore advanced settings doesn't work.  Take note of the warning before doing so.
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chavez808Commented:
I have had this happen to me before.

I found an article that should help you.  Its the same issue with a Vista OS, but it should still work.

Link:
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/171/1/Error-Internet-Explorer-was-not-able-to-open-this-Internet-site-when-using-Help-and-Support-in-Windows-Vista.html


Article states the Content Type registry setting for .xml file type is incorrect.
To resolve the problem, use one of the following methods:

Method 1:
Open an elevated Command Prompt and run the following command:
c:\>regsvr32 msxml3.dll
Press ENTER.


Note: To open an elevated Command Prompt window, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.


Method 2
requires you to click on a link inside the articles web page.


Good Luck!!
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nobusCommented:
in case the problem is recent, a system restore helps you out quickly
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html
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chavez808Commented:
Also, try,

Method 3:
Empty your temporary internet files.

START  >>  RUN
Type %temp%
hit ENTER

Delete everything in this folder. Then try to download something again using IE.
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afsalehAuthor Commented:
problem was due to corrupted profiles on the system. Re-created the profiles and upgraded to ie 9 seems to solve the problem.
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