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Downloads are incomplete, changed browser-no improvement

By taryn ·
I've used every version of ie up to 7 with no real problems, but I figured it had to be the browser, so I switched to Firefox. No improvement!
Problems:
When downloading (WinXP PC) online, suddenly all zips and apps (even Flash Player for browser) started showing "incomplete" or as it's called "Corrupt" files. One or two or maybe more small files would be left out. When finished downloading, it would say it completed the right mb's, but when unzipping or trying to install, there would be files missing. Tried "Repair" in WinRAR, no help.
At the same time I noticed images were not showing up completely on sites. Large images would pixel out, or change color. Sometimes the entire page layout would show up wrong. It happened mostly at one site, but now does this on many.
I checked and rechecked for viruses. Nothing. The ISP is just a cable connection, which is fast, so I don't know how it could be that.
I am at a loss for a solution at this point.

Any ideas? Anyone hear of this?
Btw, the graphics card is almost new, the drivers are up-to-date and the monitor is also in excellent shape.

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This can be caused by interference or a line update.

If there are repairs going on to the line then this will be the likely cause for your problem.
Other than this i would try and start over and see if this does rectify the problem.
Make sure you back up everything though.
Phone up your ISP and find out if they are doing any repairs to the line around your area.

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Repairs for 2 weeks?

by taryn In reply to This can be caused by int ...

Well, I will call them Monday, but usually they resolve line problems in less than a day.
Thanks for the suggestion. I have checked the router and Windows says it's working fine. I also re-set it. All the proper lights are going.
What do you mean by "restart"? I hope it's not what I am thinking!

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What do you mean by "restart"?. Only do this as a last resort.

If it is to do with repairs on the line then you will have to wait for the repairs to be fixed. At the same time your ISP might give you a drop in price because of this repair work, worth giving them a call to find out. :)

"Restart", meaning start over fresh.
Or try this:
Ccleaner:
http://www.ccleaner.com/
This is a free version, and it could make your on-line speed a little faster. Could fix the issues you are having also.

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See if this will help

by Jacky Howe In reply to Downloads are incomplete, ...

To Remove Temporary Internet files stored on your hard disk that you no longer use, follow these steps:
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1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
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2. Right-click the disk in which you want to free up space, and then click Properties.
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3. Click the General tab, and then click Disk Cleanup.
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4. Click the Disk Cleanup tab (if it is not already selected), click to select the check boxes next to the files that you want to remove, and then click OK.
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5. Click Yes to the proceed with this action, and then click OK.
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Or the good ol' fashion way

by jdclyde In reply to See if this will help

Shut down all applications
go the the RUN option and type %temp% and then delete everything in there.

How much free disk space do you have? When you get below 10%, windows gets upset with you.

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It got upset at 11% ;^)

by taryn In reply to Or the good ol' fashion w ...

At 11% it wouldn't even defrag, so I went through my files and relocated my larger apps onto my 2nd drive. I also did a thorough cleaning and now I have 23%. :^D
I have a new larger hard drive on it's way.

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The larger Drive

by Jacky Howe In reply to It got upset at 11% ; ...

will certainly come in handy as it will help to free up space on the main drive. I normally use 17% capacity as a rule of thumb on Hard drives. Once it reaches that figure I start backing up and moving Data to free up space.
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How big is 23% ?

by jdclyde In reply to It got upset at 11% ; ...

it should still defrag, but just take a looooong time. (working on an old laptop right now with a 9 gig drive that is full).

With the 23 percent free, does your download work now?

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Inconsistant problem.

by taryn In reply to See if this will help

Thanks for your reply. I just ran Disk Cleanup, but it never hurts to run it again. My main drive is getting low on space, so I am cleaning it up often lately.

What's really strange is I can still download from ftp sites with no problem, and torrents.

Wonder why the images on some sites are affected?

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Backup your Data

by Jacky Howe In reply to Inconsistant problem.

and free some space up on your Drive. If you have Movies on your Drive then burn them to DVD and remove them. Defragment your Hard Drive. I have noticed that whenever I can't display pictures in Explorer it normally has something to do with Outlook.
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The Outlook Temp folder could be corrupt.
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Click on Start, Run and type in <b>regedt32.exe</b> and press Enter.
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Navigate to this path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security. It contains a key called <b>OutlookSecureTempFolder</b>
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Delete the key!
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Open Outlook
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On the File Menu select Tools, Options, Security and select <i>Change Automatic Download Settings</i> then uncheck <i>Don't download pictures or other content automatically in HTML e-mail</i>
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