Probs downloading large files...

By non.basic ยท 11 replies
Nov 9, 2003
  1. Yo,

    Right now I'm trying to download a service pack for someone but its not working! It gets up to a certain amount and then kind of freezes, the transfer rate is still there, everything looks ok but theres no activity. :(
    I have an adsl connection with bulldog and im just trying to download the default xp way(no getright or download managers). when the download freezes I can still get web pages to work and, checking in the router, the connection hasn't been dropped.

    Anyone help?
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Try using one of those download managers. They will enable you to resume the download to finish it. They also allow for multiple threads to a server to get the max connection speed out of your connection.
  3. conradguerrero

    conradguerrero TS Rookie Posts: 310

    make sure that you have enough space on your hard drive
  4. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    Poertner made a good point. Like he said you could use a download manager and when the download stops, you could start it again from the place you left off at. That might enable you to be able to finish the download.

    I'm kinda curious why it is stopping in the first place though.
  5. non.basic

    non.basic TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Im kinda cautious when it comes to using download managers for important files because I've had a few mess up on me before. Using the default windows way for important stuff works well because it doesnt chop the files up. So Im curious as to why its stopping too.

    ^^^conrad, joke right?
  6. DLx/P

    DLx/P TS Rookie Posts: 99

    I am curious as well! I have had the same thing happen to me at work on 1 PC. Then the next one downloads fine. Both running Win2000 on the same type of connection.
  7. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Well I know that some places have timeout features connected to their files. This means that you have a certain amount of time to download the file before it cuts you off, this will keep the server from getting overloaded and allow everyone to download withouth haveing to wait forever.
  8. DLx/P

    DLx/P TS Rookie Posts: 99

    I was downloading from Windows Update. I think our lines here at work are T3.
  9. Stephen79

    Stephen79 TS Rookie Posts: 59

    I dont like download managers either.

    The best thing to use IMO is FTP software. Install something like flashfxp and paste the URL in, download the file, and resume it if you have any problems.
  10. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    That will work as well, but I think flashfxp is not the application that they need to be using. That has WAY too much stuff built into it that will just confuse them more than needed.

    I suggest using something like CuteFTP or BulletpfroofFTP
  11. DLx/P

    DLx/P TS Rookie Posts: 99

    Oh yeah! Weer too tupid <wipes spit off chin> to use dis

    j/k. No I just called our trustly helpless desk and got a copy of a burnt cd with the new service pack and loaded it that way.
  12. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I'm not saying you are too stupid, I just said there is a lot more BS built into that program than the little things you need. I have heard many bad things about it from people who don't use the full list of features available in it.
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