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Old 10-06-2006, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default downloading and printer problems

Hello everyone this is my first post and I hope that someone can help me.

My problem is that I cannot download anything from the internet. When I click on a "download now " icon nothing happens.

I also have a problem that when I try to print a webpage or my email nothing happens. I know that my printer is working because I can print off a letter or document in microsoft works.

I don't know if the two problems are connected but I could really do with some help from those who have a more superior knowledge than myself .

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop with windows xp if this is any help.

Thanking you in anticipation.
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Old 10-06-2006, 07:37 PM   #2
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First try right clicking the link, and clicking save target as, and then saving it to a folder.
Your drivers for your printer might be corrupted or damage. Try driver rollback, or getting the latest from the manufacturers site. Search it on dell's website.
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Old 10-07-2006, 03:56 AM   #3
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Hi PerfectSK

Thank you for your quick reply.

I have tried to "save target as" but when I click it the little hourglass appears for a split second and then nothing happens.

I can print documents from my word processor so i think the drivers are ok. It is when I try to print anything from the internet including my email that it will not print.

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I'd try using another internet browser.
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:08 AM   #5
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yeah try using morzilla firefox if you can get your hands on it as you cant download anything! also do a virus and spyware scan to check that theres no problems in that area
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