Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Cant download anything from any browser

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Cant download anything from any browser


    I just installed windows 8 and thought everything was fine. But then when I went to download a driver from the internet, I figured out it really isn't. I have Atheros AR8151 gigabit network adapter installed in my Sony Vaio, and it had been disabled automatically, I had to download driver from its own site and install it. After that it didnt get disabled on its own and when I could finally access internet, I was shocked once again. I tried to download a bluetooth driver from Sony's website but no matter what browser or download manager I tried to download it from, it wouldn't I thought it was limited to just that website and went on to download another driver but it wouldn't either. On chrome it would start as usual download and eventually decrease the speed until the error was shown, while the download speed was going down, the ETA and downloaded size didn't change. And while using Firefox it started the download as usual but after a while it would freeze and i had to press pause and play to get it downloading but the freezing thing happened too much(chrome wouldn't respond to pause and play). Then i tried a download manager and it showed similar problem as Firefox. The thing is I can browse the internet perfectly fine although it feels a bit slow, the problem is i cant download anything. Thanks in advance for any help

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Hi Harihari,
    I had same problem and tried everything to fix, finally got in chat with win8 support and after trying several solutions enabled remote support session, tech knew his stuff but couldn't find a fix so he had me do a system reset from win8 settings. I had to reinstall stuff after that but it fixed the problem now IE, and firefox work gr8. give it a try--jeffreyx
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Cant download anything from any browser
Related Threads
hello people, i need help quickly! jst few a days ago, everything was okay about my internet i have a 600Kbits per sc connection, cable modem so my downlaoding speed is around 60-70 kbytes/s same in utorrent and in browser downlaods, i use windows 8.1 pro, 64 bits, recently my google chrome...
so i was downloading a game on steam and i had 800kb download then i went into chrome tried to save a picture and i had 30 kb even when steam was completly closed :confused:
Which Browser Do You Use? in Browsers & Mail
Out of curiosity, which Web Browser do you use on your Windows 8 computer/tablet?
Twice now, I have clicked on the download button in the App Store (used a link obtained from the Verge article). My screen just jumps to the main App Store screen, and I see no indication that anything is downloading or in progress. How can I verify that a download is in progress? Do I have...
Just installed Windows 8 on my new computer. Started installing my old programs and files. Installed Windows Essentials to load Windows Live Mail to restore my old emails. Google Chrome stopped allowing downloads - Virus scan failed - then would delete the downloaded file. Now Explorer will not...
Best Browser For Win 8 in Browsers & Mail
I have had it with IE, somethings I want to do it wont let me, the settings are naff too. I have also had it with Firefox, it does not 'fit' anymore. Chrome is on its way out too, it wont let me cut and paste off the net, an important part of my hobby. I am currently trialing lunarscape6 on my...
What is your favorite browser? in Browsers & Mail
What is your FAVORITE browser?
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook