Why do my downloads stop?

May 31, 2006 at 05:08:21
Specs: XP, AMD/1024
Whenever I try to download something it stops quarter or half way through. I have no clue what the problem could be it was working fine a few months ago.
I'll try to explain what comes up when I download. I get a pop up with two folders with files going from one folder to the other and the % going up. After a while the % stops going up but the files still go across. I have tried waiting a few hours to see if the download finished but it just wont budge.

I am using a secondary connection via router (LAN connection). The admin has recently updated the speed from 1mb to 2mb for both of us. There is no limit to how much we can download so I dont understand it.

I have checked for viruses and spyware but nothing has come up. I even restored Windows from new and tried Firefox and Opera but the downloads still wont complete!

I have problems downloading from all websites but the one I am having most problems with is Rapidshare. I have a premium account but I can never download anything. Also I have tried Rapid-Get and it will download for a bit then half way the downloads will stop. I try turning off rapid-get and resuming the download but it will not resume!

This is all websites though not just Rapidshare.

I have also tried resetting security settings to default but still didnt solve it.

Please help its been 6 months now! :(

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May 31, 2006 at 05:41:17
Are you losing your connection, whilst downloading?

Are you losing your connection, whilst browsing?

Have you installed SP2 & all the Updates?

This may help.
WinSock XP Fix

Download Starts But Does Not Complete

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May 31, 2006 at 06:00:24
I have installed SP 2 with all it's updates

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May 31, 2006 at 06:26:52
I have just tried the Winsock XP fix but I am still having the same problems.

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May 31, 2006 at 17:10:15

Reinstall WindowsXP and keep all your current installed applications and settings:
Put your XP cd in the drive.
Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt or, Start > click Run, type cmd and click OK.
Copy & paste > D:\I386\winnt32 /unattend
Press Enter.
If you have i386 on your drive, you can replace D: with the location of it.
If you have SP2 installed, you will need to upgrade the XP CD, this is done by slipstreaming.
Universal Windows Slipstreaming and Bootable CD Guide
A service pack is a product-specific collection of updates that fix security, program compatibility and system reliability issues. It also provides enhancements, administration tools, drivers and additional components that have been developed since the product's release. In short, a service pack helps to keep your product current and extends its functionality.
This guide will describe the easiest way possible to slipstream (also known as 'Integrate') a Service Pack into Windows 2000, XP or 2003. The days of typing out command switches, and fiddling with boot sectors and ISO settings in Nero are long gone, so none of that will be described here! :-)
To do this, we will only need one program - MSFN's very own popular nLite created by one of our members nuhi. While nLite is primarily aimed to remove components to slim down a Windows CD, it has the required tools to do just an automated Service Pack slipstream as well as create a CD image.
A Windows 2000, XP, or 2003 CD
The latest "Network Install" Service Pack for one of the above Operating Systems
Suitable CD Burning software capable of burning .ISO files (Nero, Alcohol, Easy CD Creator, etc.)
Before we start, make sure you are doing this on an NT Operating System (those are Windows 2000, XP or 2003) otherwise the slipstream will not work. nLite also requires the .NET Framework to function.

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