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Negative % in download??

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by GaMeSTa, Nov 8, 2004.

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  1. GaMeSTa

    GaMeSTa Thread Starter

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    I'm downloading a decently large file (2.50 GB) and it's in the Negative percent, the download bar (little blue bars that go across) are all the way across, I have 160 MB of 2.50 GB downloaded, and it says 4 hours and 10 mins left, and it also says -11% as the percent complete, what does this mean??

    Thanks ^.^
     
  2. BillC

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    What it means is fairly straight forward. Of the huge download, only 11% has been downloaded and 11% of 2.5GB is about 160mb. It is estimated to take 4 hours to download such a large file. If you are on dial-up, it might take that long! On DSL or cable, it should not take that long. Does that answer your question?
     
  3. kiwiguy

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    Its probably confused due to the size of the file. It probably only reports the % correctly up to 2 GB, depending on what operating system and file structure you have.
     
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