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Dowloaded Files On My Computer Are A Lot Of Times Corrupt

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#1 SLR


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 04:29 PM

When I download large files like about 200mb upwards the download finishes fine but it does not unzip properly (file is corrupt) or if its an exe it says it is corrupt. It is not a problem with a particular file or a particular download source. I checked each of my partitions for errors, but still this problem is happening.

I think its my hard disk, what can i do to solve this problem. Its a recent problem its used to be fine 2 months back.

This problem seems to have started after I deleted my old partitions and created new partitions on my hard disk.

Edit: problem is with any browser that I use and also the same with bitorrent downloads

Edited by SLR, 12 July 2008 - 06:51 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 12 July 2008 - 06:20 PM

I know of nothing that should result in corrupt downloads of any size.

You might try:

a. Dumping your cache. Internet Explorer 6 How and Why to Clear Your Cache - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/us...clearcache.mspx

b. Repairing IE. Repair Internet Explorer - http://www.updatexp.com/repair-internet-explorer.html


#3 SLR

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:03 PM

The same problem whichever browser use.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:04 AM

If you suspect it's your hard-drive, you could try running a diagnostic test on it. Normally you can download a diagnostic utility from the drive manufacturer's website.
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