I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell Studio XPS 1645 laptop. Recently, I have had downloads and uploads fail and I am wondering whether this is likely a Windows setting, or possibly a hardware problem.
I first experienced this two days ago when I was trying to upload a 626MB file via YouSendIt. The first several attempts were done through my IE8 Browser and they all failed at roughly the same point. Then I downloaded YouSendIt's local client software and it also failed twice at the same point. I then went to a Vista PC and uploaded the same file without a problem using YouSendIt's local client software.
Yesterday I had a similar experience except it was downloading a fairly small PDF. The download stopped on the Windows 7 PC and worked on the Vista PC.
I checked all the Power Settings on the Windows 7 and didn't see any problem there. Both PCs are on the same network and both run the Windows firewall and security essentials.
I would appreciate any suggestions of what I should check to resolve this.