Yep, me too noticed this same "one-sec-freeze" on most of my downloads;
yaks!! But then when I checked this software in my folder "Downloads"
(which I selected prior of starting the download-process itself by clicking
first at "Save"), I noticed that the...COMPLETE software was actually
"there" with not one single "bit" missing (true!).
So in order to verify this in YOUR case, just write down the size (in MB)
of the complete soft and verify if this value is 100% identical in your
where you stored this soft...
And for the other problem of yours (no access to Word), hmm are you
referring perhaps to..."Office 2007" which is...ONLY a "time limited"
free SAMPLE product of Vista??
With best regards from Switzerland,
"ann" <ann@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Ok system I have
> Packard Bell
> AMD Athlon 64 processor 3800+ 2.4 GHz
> 768MB RAM
> Vista home premium 32 bit
> was working fine for a while then out of blue I cant use word and I also
> cannot download anything from the internet! It starts to download and it
> gets to 1 sec remaining and freezes/hangs? does absolutely nothing then
> didly squat!
> I have searched the forums and this seems to have happened to a few people
> but the suggestions have not helped my problem i.e. turned off firewall ,
> turned off protected mode on IE 7 and still nothing .
> I am getting increasingly frustrated........
> can anyone help a complete novice/technophobe