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I.E and Firefox Downloads Freeze

11:54 am on Aug 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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

  • 1:24 pm on Aug 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    WebmasterWorld Senior Member kaled is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

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    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.


    3:11 pm on Aug 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    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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