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All browsers behave weirdly (or crash) when I download


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#1 micolek

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:47 AM

My computer crashed while I was not using it ( it was just sitting idle, few tabs open but no active downloads going on - it happens once in a while with this computer, maybe once a month or so ).

I restarted it, and now all my browsers behave weird if I save/download a file, even simple as a picture.

 

If I use chrome, it crash ("google chrome has stopped working"), and instead of the file it gives me a ".tmp" file on my desktop.

 

If I use Internet Explorer or Firefox, it downloads the file but it puts it 'outside' my desktop, I don't see it at all on my desktop so I have to open the 'desktop folder' to find the file and move it somewhere I can use it.

 

I usually only use chrome and it doesn't work at all for saving. The other 2 can save the file but I have to find it in the desktop folder everytime, which isn't very practical.

 

I tried uninstalling/reinstalling chrome, but since all 3 browsers started behaving weirdly at the same time it's probably not chrome related I think?

I've done an "error checking" ( computer/property/tools ), assuming maybe the crash messed up something in my computer, I let it run overnight but the problem still isn't fixed.

 

I've done a bit of googling and all I could find was people talking about a broken 'desktop.ini' file that could prevent future downloads, but I looked it up and I have no such file, and I tried to change my download folder to something else (a random folder I just made) and it doens't work either, Chrome still crash. It works with the other browsers if I do it in a different folder, but technically it "works" just because it's another folder so I actually have to look up the folder to see the file, like when I save to the desktop, the file is on the desktop only it's "outside" so I have to find it by opening the desktop folder.

 

And that's about all I tried so far, nothing seems to be working.

 

 

 

 



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#2 TheITGUI

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:57 AM

Sounds like a corrupted hard drive. Check with your hard drive's manufacturer if there's a diagnostic tool and run it.






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