[Solved] How to Fix “Error Code: INET_E_DOWNLOAD_FAILIURE” in Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge

Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge show can’t reach this page with error code: INET_E_DOWNLOAD_FAILIURE when users try to visit a webpage.

[Solved] How to Fix "Error Code: INET_E_DOWNLOAD_FAILIURE" in Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge
[Solved] How to Fix “Error Code: INET_E_DOWNLOAD_FAILIURE” in Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge
The detail error message as below:

Hmmm…can’t reach this page
Details
The connection to the website was reset.
Error Code: INET_E_DOWNLOAD_FAILIURE

The following solution steps will help you fix this error.

Content Summary

Solution 1: Restore advanced settings for Internet Properties
Solution 2: Prevent the browser from saving encrypted pages
Solution 3: Enable Loopback in Microsoft Edge
Solution 4: Restore Explorer 11 to clean state
Solution 5: Repair or Reset Microsoft Edge

Solution 1: Restore advanced settings for Internet Properties

Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Step 2: Type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter to open the Internet Properties. Click Yes to grant admin access in case the UAC (User Account Control) prompted.

Step 3: Select the Advanced tab.

Step 4: Click on Restore advanced settings button and confirm it.

Restore advanced settings in Internet Properties
Restore advanced settings in Internet Properties

Step 5: Click the Apply button to save the changes.

Step 6: Restart your computer.

Solution 2: Prevent the browser from saving encrypted pages

Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Step 2: Type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter to open the Internet Properties. Click Yes to grant admin access in case the UAC (User Account Control) prompted.

Step 3: Select the Advanced tab.

Step 4: Go to the Settings menu.

Step 5: Scroll down through the list of settings and check Do not save encrypted pages to disk under the Security section.

Do not save encrypted pages to disk under the Security section in Internet Options or Internet Properties
Do not save encrypted pages to disk under the Security section in Internet Options or Internet Properties

Step 6: Click the Apply button to save the change.

Step 7: Restart your computer.

Solution 3: Enable Loopback in Microsoft Edge

Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Step 2: Type cmd and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open an elevated CMD prompt. Click Yes to grant administrative privileges if User Account Control (UAC) prompted.

Step 3: To add the loopback exemption, type the following command and press Enter: CheckNetIsolation LoopbackExempt -a -n="Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe"
Note: For Window versions prior Windows 10, use this command instead: CheckNetIsolation LoopbackExempt -a -n=Microsoft.Windows.Spartan_cw5n1h2txyewy

Step 4: Restart your computer.

Solution 4: Restore Explorer 11 to clean state

Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Step 2: Type appwiz.cpl and press Enter to open the Programs and Features menu.

Step 3: Click on the Turn Windows features on or off from the left side menu.

Step 4: Scroll down through the list of Windows Feature and uncheck Internet Explorer 11.

Uncheck Internet Explorer 11 in Windows Features
Uncheck Internet Explorer 11 in Windows Features

Step 5: Click Yes to disable Internet Explorer.

Step 6: Restart your computer.

Step 7: Repeat the above steps to check Internet Explorer 11 in Windows Feature.

Step 8: Restart your computer.

Solution 5: Repair or Reset Microsoft Edge

Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Step 2: Type ms-settings:appsfeatures and press Enter to open the Apps & Features menu of the Settings app.

Step 3: Search for Microsoft Edge.

Step 4: Click on the Advanced Options hyperlink.

Advanced options of Microsoft Edge
Advanced options of Microsoft Edge

Step 5: Scroll down to the Reset section and click on the Repair button. Confirm your choice, then wait for the operation to complete.

Step 6: Restart your computer.
Note: If the problem remains, you can repeat the above steps but click on the Reset button instead.

Repair and Reset button for Microsoft Edge
Repair and Reset button for Microsoft Edge