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Hey Everbody , Wicked forums here..
internet explorer and firefox download freeze, firefox`s download manager makes no difference the download cannot be resumed.
Im pretty sure this is a sp2 issue as I cant ever remember this kind of problem ever occuring before I installed the rtm version of sp2 on a fresh xp installation.
The downloads freeze at random points and occur all the time, Dont think i have managed to download a single file since the upgrade.
Tried these: P2P programs can download files no problem.
Testing Ram for errors. OK.
Testing cpu for errors. OK.
Testing HD for errors. OK.
Any ideas of what i should do,
I think a rollback and re-installation if sp2 might be in order, if you guys cant help
Consider the following.
1) Install Opera (from a magazine CD).
2) Disable firewalls such as ZoneAlarm.
3) Disable standard XP firewall.
4) If you have any download accelerator or modem booster rubbish installed - loose it.
You have not stated whether you are on a broadband connection or dialup. If you are on a broadband connection, you may be running into a bandwidth fault or bandwidth limits - try a dialup.
If you uninstall sp2, test the system before reinstalling.
My guess is that this is an ISP issue, but I could be wrong. Also, I have observed isolated but repeated download freezes over the years - I have always put these down to server faults.
I am on a 1.5Meg Cable Connection and use no download accelerators or junk like that.
I am not using built in windows firewall as i know it can cause probs when it is enabled and you have a third party solution.
I am using zonealarm security suite , and am 99% sure this is not the problem, I could be wrong doh, so ill rid myself of that and re-test.
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