Message from discussion Odd Downloading Issues with SM 2.9.1
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From: Daniel <d...@albury.nospam.net.au>
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Subject: Re: Odd Downloading Issues with SM 2.9.1
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David Goldfield wrote:
> I'm experiencing some odd problems with downloading and am wondering if
> any of you could provide some answers. Here are the problems.
> I'm trying to download a file from the following URL
> At most the file only gets to around 9% or so and then I get the error
> telling me that the file could not be saved because the source file
> could not be read. I also have experienced the same problems when I
> tried to download Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 from the Microsoft
> download site but that problem appears to have cleared up and last night
> I was able to download the executable with no problems. This also
> happens with Firefox 12. Here is the relevant data so you'll know what
> I've already tried. I've seen many articles about this problem and so
> far none of the proposed solutions work for me.
> This is a Windows XP Pro machine running Seamonkey 2.9.1. I've never
> experienced anything like this until last week?
> Did anything change since last week on my PC? Yes: I installed Seamonkey
> 2.9.1, Firefox 12.0 and Thunderbird 12.0.1. I also did install Microsoft
> Security Essentials 4.0.
> Am I running addons? Yes, Noscript and Adblock Plus. However, disabling
> these addons did not fix the problem.
> Could the issue be something related to the server? I might assume that
> but I can download the file at work with no difficulties.
> I've cleared my download history: no change.
> I've cleared temp files, ran CCleaner and did a virus scan: everything
> is OK.
> I'm using an Actiontek modem/router combo from Verizon but I've changed
> no settings on the modem.
> Also, I'm having a problem with the download manager itself. I recently
> enabled the option to show a progress dialog while downloading located
> in SM's Download preferences. For me this is very helpful. I'm blind and
> my screen reader has the option to play ascending tones to alert me as
> to how much time is left during the download. At first this worked but I
> no longer hear the tones which implies that this option isn't displaying
> a progress indicator. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is
David, I've just downloaded the file from your link above, 13.6 MB, took
about 2 mins 45 secs.
However, as I'm on Linux, I cannot install and run it, sorry.