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Downloading mp3 direct from explorer freezes!!

by benshindigger / April 3, 2008 7:57 AM PDT

Hi, i cant find the answer to my question so sorry if this has already been posted but please help!!!

I have just bought a HP laptop with Vista Home Premium. I can download from limewire fine and download programs fine direct from the internet but when i try to download MP3 files direct from the internet the download starts but always freezes after a certain time (always diff) i dont have any firewall, i uninstalled norton so am stuck on what else to do. Much appreciated if someone could help. Ive been trying to download files from sites like if this helps.



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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 4, 2008 2:13 AM PDT

I can't count the number of corrupted machines I find that ran limewire. Is there any hope that limewire can be uninstalled, the machine scanned and repaired?

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by benshindigger / April 4, 2008 4:09 AM PDT

no still the same without limwire!

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Tell what you did after removal?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 4, 2008 5:27 AM PDT
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I usually have to run online scans with Trendmicro, Ewido, the usual SFC /SCANNOW and this Microsoft article -> before the machine begins to behave. Sometimes I have to dive into HIJACKTHIS to peel off the remaining pests.

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Have you tried other browsers?
by Jeffreybolle / April 5, 2008 7:00 PM PDT

Have you tried downloading mp3s in other browsers like Firefox? Because if the problem persists you'll know the problem doesn't lie in Internet Explorer.

Jeffrey Bolle

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Adding signatures.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 5, 2008 8:15 PM PDT


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Sorry about the signature.
by Jeffreybolle / April 5, 2008 9:55 PM PDT
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Sorry, I didn't realise adding a signature with a link was against the rules. Are links to relevant articles on my own site allowed or are those against the rules too?

Jeffrey Bolle

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Any site promotion is not allowed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2008 10:56 PM PDT

If you supply a link and it is spot on about the issue it passes unless there is a page there promoting a business or trying to sell your products. It's that simple. You can't advertise for free here.

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by John.Wilkinson / April 6, 2008 5:37 AM PDT

As Bob said, the first rule is clear relevance, but you should also be sure that:
1.) You don't post the answer on your website in response to the question and then link to it. Rather, if you see a question that happens to be fully answered on your website it's generally acceptable.
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have you tried other browsers?
by benshindigger / April 7, 2008 3:21 AM PDT

Yes ive used firefox as well and it does exactly the same.

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