Can you actually download anything at all. If not, and were talking IE6, (or probably most IE), go to internet options in the tools menu, then to security tab. Select custom level, and ensure file download is enabled.
Other than searching google for registry fixes, I would advise you reset all the menu defaults unless you have a particular reason not to. i assuming also you admin this PC and someone hasn't done the dirty on you.
Let us know how you get on because it will be possible to find a solution in the end.
Thanks for responding to my problem. I had actually tried what you had suggested to do, but it didn't work. I did double-check to make sure that the file download was enabled. Any more suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks! Also, I'm not sure what you mean't when you asked how I get on? Do you mean Internet Explorer? Sorry, I'm not up on all the terms.
I really do apreciate the time you've given to this. I've exhausted all the web sites you listed with no luck. The only thing I didn't do is to reset all the menu defaults. As you can guess, I'm not sure how to do that. So, I'm asking for your help once again, if you're willing. Thanks bunches!!!
I tried the restore default options you mentioned to no avail. Also, when I right-clicked the download file button, the "save target as" was not in bold letters. Am I missing something? Also, I noticed that MSN Hotmail e-mails are now scanned for viruses by Trend Micro instead of McAfee. Would this have anything to do with the problem? Thanks again!!!
My daughter just got home from school and was able to download an attachment from her e-mail. It leads me to believe it's my e-mail account. I tried downloading several e-mail attachments, all are either zip or tgt files, and none worked. I do use WinZip for the zip files and use another program for the tgt files. Thanks!