Cannot download files, open file attachments, open zip files, WinX

Cannot download files, open file attachments, open zip files, WinX

Post by UG9jb25vam » Sat, 15 Apr 2006 07:38:01


Hi, I have WinXP home edition, SP2 is installed, Windows One Care installed.
I can't download files, open attachments or unzip anything.
At first I noticed that I can't open file attachments in Outlook Express.
Then I couldn't download a game patch from a trusted web site. I downloaded
the patch to my second PC and copied it onto a CD, then copied it to my
desktop of the first PC. It's on the desktop, but it won't unzip. A dialog
box states that it has been blocked, that I can go to the properties of the
file and check the unblock box, but there is nowhere to check. I even tried
to download winzip, that program won't download either. When I try to dowload
something, it looks like it's downloading. But when it's all finished, the
files are nowhere on my PC.
This operating system seems to have too much control over what I want to do.
I'm no expert, but I'm not a novice either. Give me back DOS! LOL! :)
I tried changing my internet zone. I tried temporarily disabling the
firewall, antivirus, and spyware.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Joe
 
 
 

Cannot download files, open file attachments, open zip files, WinX

Post by Elendi » Sat, 15 Apr 2006 09:31:04

Have you chosen where you want the files to download? By default I believe
the download location for IE (Internet Explorer) and OE (Outlook Express) is
in Documents and Settings Temp folder. If you haven't told OE or IE where to
download they normally download your items into that folder. Also, a little
side note: Windows OneCare is JUNK (no offense to those who like it). If
you're paying for it please do yourself a favor and remove that piece of
useless trash. Please go to the Downloads page of my website:
www.stopmalware.tk and look for the anti-virus section. There, you will see
four decent and FREE anti-virus programs. All of them are much better then
Windows OneCare. I recommend AVG Free Edition or AntiVir.

 
 
 

Cannot download files, open file attachments, open zip files, WinX

Post by Thota Umes » Tue, 18 Apr 2006 02:56:47

OneCare has firewall a very good one, pls check the firewall settings
resulting in ur system actions!.