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error when downloading??

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by rstanley, Dec 7, 2001.

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  1. rstanley

    rstanley Thread Starter

    Nov 18, 2001
    For some reason I can't download files online. Every time I try I receive an error message reading could not download, server resetting. This has never occurred before and it seems to persist to do this on zips especially. I tried scandisk /restore in hopes that it would help but with no success. Any hints on a way I could resolve this would be greatly appreciated.

  2. SavvyLady


    Oct 14, 2001
    My advice is go to housecalls & run the free online virus scanner.
    Click here to do so!

    for a free virus scanner you can add to your system..if you need one ... go get AVG. Click here to download AVG

    and to protect yourself from hackers etc... Get Zone Alarm
    Click here the free version is fine

    then there is spyware ... go get Ad-Aware
    Click here to download it

    this should keep you in pretty good shape

    Savvy :)

    cleanup http://www.piersontech.com/07-CleanHardDrive.htm

    If you are still having troubles after all that ... post back & let us know
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    Try emptying your C:\Windows\Temp folder entirely, and clear your Temporary Internet Files in Tools/Internet Options/General tab.

    Also, in the Temporary Internet Files area, click Settings.
    How much disk space do you have reserved for your TIF's?
    It shouldn't be too little.
    Set it at about 35 MB.

    Good luck,
  4. Rigazel


    Dec 8, 2001
    Hopefully you resolved the problem with the resource that has been given to you by response above me.

    But if you are using a default download manager or others.
    I would recommend downloadaccelerator.
    You can reach it at:


    I have fhoudn the software to be very useful, and reliable.

    (P.S.) - to check if your computer is optimze and secure, I would also try:


    Run a 'free' tuneup on your computer, and go ahead and log on so you can come back and see your report.

    Have a safe and joyfull holiday!

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