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I just noticed that since Windows Update auto downloaded a new update for the latest version of Internet Explorer 9, the built in download manager stops downloading videos (any video, from any site) at around 97%.

And, upon clicking cancel, it doesn't really cancel it. It appears to have cancelled it, but later when I download a program or a file or something, it says 3 (for example) downloads remaining. But there's only one download in the list.

Has anybody else had this problem with IE9?

How can I "reset" the IE9 Download Manager, or "reset" IE9 without uninstalling (preferably)?

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Yaay I got an upvote lol! –  user32309 Apr 11 '11 at 6:35
I faced the same thing. When launching any Citrix application, it shows downloading the connector and then stays indefinitely at 99%. Does not clear even after clearing the download list. –  Mayank Apr 11 '11 at 6:36
@Arjan: "Don't judge a question by its cov^H^H^Htitle." –  grawity Apr 11 '11 at 6:47
(I'm not sure "Problem with" is a good summary, @Mayank, but at least it's less of a rant indeed so still thanks for that edit! Ah, you edited the question too. Good!) –  Arjan Apr 11 '11 at 6:51
"Problem with" is best used in this case I believe, since the actual "problem" is not clear, and the "problem" occurs in different situations. So, if you want a title the is more relevant and descriptive, it'll be about 5 pages long... –  user32309 Apr 11 '11 at 7:03

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How to Delete Browsing History In IE9

Link here

It also shows you how to delete cookies, please clear them, restart the browser and try to download


Hope it helps!


There is another user (or more) that has a problem very similar to yours (download manager stucks at 99%).

He was asked to try this (hope it gets fixed!!!)

Let me know!


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Thanks, but it didn't work. I just finished uninstalling, then rebooted and installed it again. And then tried to download a few of the movie clips that kept hanging on 97%, same problem! –  user32309 Apr 11 '11 at 7:38
@user32309 I have made an edit, if you still have the problem please check it out! –  l0Ft Apr 12 '11 at 5:59

Try disabling your anti-virus for testing, as the download may be sitting at 97% percent while the file is being scanned. Videos can be very large and if the anti-virus is scanning them it could take a while for the download to completely 'finish'.

You also may want to check out the Windows' Resource Monitor while a problem download is hanging, as it may tell you what's going on.

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