By way of testing I would do the following.
1 > test using another browser. If you are currently just using IE -- test with Firefox or Opera. Make sure you are downloading to a specific location -- such as the desktop. The file should appear even if not fully downloaded. Determine whether the problem is related to the size of the download.
2 > test using another User Account. You can temporarily enable the "Guest" account in Control Panel > User Accounts for this.
3 > test doing a "clean boot":
and select the "Services" tab. Check "Hide Microsoft Services"
and then disable the rest. Also uncheck "load startup group" on the general page.
See this link for detailed information:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;EN-US;310353http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
Now restart and test the issue at hand
If no problems, run msconfig
and recheck half the disabled items on the Services tab. Test again. If the problem recurs, UNcheck half the items you just checked to narrow down the culprit.
If the problem didn't occur, check the other half, so all the Services are enabled -- proceed to do this on the startup tab as well.
Get the idea? You want to isolate the problem to a specific startup if possible.
Note: if you already have items unchecked under msconfig > startups and are in "selective" startup mode âââ€š¬ââ‚¬Å“ you should note what these are before beginning. They will need to be de-selected again.
4 > Finally, you could try doing a system restore to a date prior to the problem -- this tends to resolve most issues that are not hardware or User Profile related. They can be undone if not helpful.
Edited by Rollin' Rog, 29 September 2007 - 12:16 PM.