Vista Download Problems
Ok, so after 2 days, and three formats, I'm about to give up on vista.
Here's my problem. Everytime I download something, I get an error message, but it's never the same error message. It will say "file is corrupt" or "file is incomplete" or "randomfile.dll is missing" or the any of the ussual cryptic "0x00348872c(insert more random characters here) error. Contact your administrator (which is me)". I know the files aren't corrupted (these are files from microsoft, CA, Norton, just to name a few, they cant be corrupt for 2 days without anybody noticing). I can't download any updates, but I can check. I've scanned the computer for the expected and unexpected threats, and I have found nothing (I've used avg, avast, norton, CA, mcafee, and hijackthis just to be sure). I did a format and clean install, 3 times, all with the same results. I replaced the wireless router, updated the wireless drivers (downloaded from another computer), and nothing has worked. When I try to load web pages, sometimes it skips html code (?!) so I get a bunch of text intead of a web page (it's done it twice on the forums so far, I'm sorry if I double post). I've tried firefox and opera, and I get the same thing. The only thing that's left unchanged is windows, I think, unless I missed something. Has anybody else experienced this, and do you have any suggestions?
(does the SP1 beta fix this? If so, where can I get a copy?)
Build a man a fire, and he's warm for a day.
Set a man on fire, and he's warm for the rest of his life.
Give a fish a bicycle, and it falls down all day.
Teach a fish to bicycle, and it joins a circus.
~FarmerJohn, Apr 16 2004