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I'm not sure if this topic belongs in this part of the forum, if not, sorry, but here goes...
Recently, I'm having trouble downloading files off the internet. The file transfer would stop at a certain byte and the speed drops to zero. I tried downloading again but the same thing happens at the same byte (eg. 15663014byte), even from different download locations and with different methods to download (download managers, downloading with IE and ftp clients). This problem doesn't occur on all files, I can download most of them without problem. I ask my friends to try and they can download the files I'm having trouble with, without any problem. I tried downloading with my other computer and still no luck, I should also mention that my other computer is networked to the one with the problem...(maybe that's why it won't work either?)
Finally, I had setup my own ftp so that my friend could upload that file to me but somehow at that very same byte the file transfer would stop... I really don't know what is going on... any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
 
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Have you checked you internet explorer cache size. Downloaded files are first stored as temp internet files then transfered to the folder you save them in. Open IE, go to tools, internet options, temporary internet files, settings and ensure you have enough space reserved.

Just a thought
 

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Thanks for helping but I don't think that solution would explain why download managers and ftp clients would act that way too(eg. Flashget & Flashfxp, CuteFtp).
 
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Actually, I believe no matter how you download files, Internet Explorer's temporary space is used. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong.) It certainly can't hurt anything to just empty the Temporary files and maybe increase the allotted space a bit just to see if it helps.
 
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Try this. Reboot to the command prompt and deltree the following folders. Here is the command sequence: Press enter after each line . (I am going to give you two for Temporary Internet because it could be in either location:



At the C:\>

cd windows
smartdrv
deltree history
deltree temp
deltree Tempor~1
deltree cookies
cd locals~1
deltree tempor~1

Before you do this, if you have any cookies you want to save, export them and then reimport them after to the new Folder Windows will create when it is restarted.
 
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I have been reading some Newsgroups and this does happen. So far I have not found any answers however. What file type is this? exe or ZIP?
Are you running Anti virus during these downloads? what else is running in the background? Try turning all unneccessary programs off and see if you can download now.
 

Hobs

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Thanks for all the help!! I really appreciate it.
The files i'm downloading are RAR's, I have closed all programs when I'm downloading and still have problem. BTW, Mosaic1, can you tell me the newsgroups that are discussing this problem? I want to see if they have a solution up at anytime.
 

Hobs

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Wow, this must be a rare problem and I thought I was the only one.
 
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Hobs... it may be the files you are downloading as most .rar files are from warez.. could be the that the antivirus program is stopping it. script disabler.
 

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I've tried closing all programs even my antivirus software, but still no luck with the download. :(
 
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