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why download "finishes" early before it actually finishes?


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ryant3

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im using win xp sp2 & ie6. i would like to ask : why is it when sometimes i download files from the internet it completes the download early? For example, im downloading a file which is 5mb then when the download progress reaches around 10%, it's completed. And the file save on my pc is only 500kb? Is this the problem with the web server or my pc? Any advise will be appreciated. Thanx in advance!

Edited by ryant3, 04 November 2005 - 12:55 AM.

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Usually because the web server has terminated the connection for whatever reason so the browser thinks the download is complete.

Fact of Internet life I'm afraid. All you can do is try again or try again later during off-peak hours.
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it could also be a corrupted file, or a virus that y ou are downloading...if you can get the site to give you the md5 checksum you can use tools to check the authenticity of the file
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Usually that site doesn't give this problem.. i bet some of u heard of DevianArt? It's having this problem lately.. well at least it's not my fault.. thanx guys for the information
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