Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:16 PM
Well...anyone using dialup...probably should use a download manager...for just the same reason as you have currently encountered, if no other (i.e., the ability resume stopped downloads).
IMO, you will not be able to install the program and have it be effective for a download which was started before installing the program. I've never tried that but it seems counterintuitive to me.
So, cut your losses, install the download manager (FDM)...and initiate your download once again.
I see several instances of downloads being curtailed at 3.99GB, many of which have to do with the FAT limitation. Maybe you might check the file system on that external drive again, my experience with those is that FAT32 is the default file system used.
And..why not just download the file to your C: drive/partition and then move it to the external?
It could be worse...