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#1 pentium01

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:44 PM

Hello,

I have the new version of Firefox, Just a few days ago. All my downloads would either stop during the file transfer at any point and either will not start again or just end the download at that point. (Same problem with IExplorer 7.0 as well.) P2P programs download fine.

I am running Windows XP Service pack 2

Just recently some downloads will not even begin, It freezes at "starting" in the download manager.


What I have done...
-Reinstalled Firefox clean.
-Deleted the downloads.rdf file in its directory
-Un-installed addons
-have applied these resolves http://forum.pcmech.com/showthread.php?t=179573
-Shut down zone alarm pro, uninstalled unused programs.

all to no avail.

Anybody going through this same thing???? I would think so but oddly enough.... I couldn't find a fix.

Thanks in advance
I appreciate it.
Joe

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 11:51 PM

If you would not mind, make it fail a download again. When it does go to the Event Viewer in the Administrative Tools and see what error messages are there. Please post them here.
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 06:15 AM

Not at all. Anything you need , In Event Viewer, under both Application and System. There is nothing logged, when the freeze occurred, refreshed and nothing. It was a good idea, I over looked it, thanks.


More info: It really isn't a fail, or an error. But for instance; the download would stop at 25.6%, it will remain there until either, I Cancel the download, Or Close out Firefox. There is no Message box, or Error Notifications once the file transfer freezes.

I hope this helps some, thanks

Edited by pentium01, 04 May 2007 - 06:20 AM.


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Posted 04 May 2007 - 06:29 AM

Could you give us an example of a download you wanted to do with FF?

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 06:33 AM

Is this just happening at one site, or is it downloads from anywhere?
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 04:17 PM

Could you give us an example of a download you wanted to do with FF?


Sure, Here is a good example, System Shock 2 from Megaupload;

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SOO1EQJO

So, I would click, Enter propper code... Click download, the download screen would pop up as it would any other time, Chose destination... Start the download process...
(Occasionally It would just freeze on "Starting" and not even begin.)

Result- (11% , 12.5 of 112.1 MB at 787 KB/sec; 2:10 remain) <--- completely frozen


Is this just happening at one site, or is it downloads from anywhere?


All sites.
Software, Video, sometimes Audio, From any site I decide to go with.

Again, P2P Programs, Emule, Desktop Media Programs operate fine.

Thanks for the help
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Edited by pentium01, 04 May 2007 - 04:18 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2007 - 04:26 PM

This could be an issue where your temp folder is full. This is the folder where downloads reside until they are transferred until they are transferred to its final location. As a further note download sites such as megaupload, rapidshare and sendit are NOT renowned for their stability.

Try this :

* Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:
  • Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer
  • Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tab
  • Click the "Delete Cookies" button
  • Next to it, Click the "Delete Files" button
  • When prompted, place a check in: "Delete all offline content", click OK
* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):
  • Go to Tools > Options.
  • Click Privacy in the menu on the left side of the Options window.
  • Click the Clear button located to the right of each option (History, Cookies, Cache).
  • Click OK to close the Options window
    Alternatively, you can clear all information stored while browsing by clicking Clear All.
    A confirmation dialog box will be shown before clearing the information.
* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin
  • Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok.
  • Let it scan your system for files to remove.
  • Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.
  • Press OK to remove them.





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