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Downloading from IE - error

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#1 wadewest


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Posted 26 December 2008 - 02:22 PM


I have recently run into an issue where after everytime I have finished downloading a file using IE, the browser will momentarily stop functioning and "check for solutions"... this is quite annoying given that it happens for a few seconds everytime I finish a download.

I am just wondering if there is any way to fix this issue, or better yet, should I uninstall IE and start using Firefox instead? In that case, is it possible anyone could let me know how to go about this without disrupting other parts of the system? I tried uninstalling IE months ago but I was notified by Windows that this may disrupt performance in other applications!

Any help would be wonderful! Thanks guys!

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 04:15 PM

Go to Start and type "iexplore -extoff" (without the quotes) and press Enter
This will open IE without any addons loaded.
Then go to a site and download something - does it still continue to happen?

If not, then it's likely a problem with your addons. Close IE and reopen it using the shortcut on your desktop or Start Menu - then click on Tools....Manage Addons to selectively disable them until you locate the culprit.

If it doesn't fix it, then post back for more suggestions.
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