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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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My Two cents....

by ---TK--- In reply to It was okay for a day

Sounds like you have done to much work.... For future reference, you can check your bandwidth at speedtest.net (sweet website)... And on to the issue... I would recommend running a diskdefrag, which will prepare you for the next step. Once that is done, I would recommend running CHKDSK! The defrag will clean up your files and rearrange them so CHKDSK will run faster.... and Check disk will clean up (or attempt to clean) corrupt system files, it also checks/fixes the allocated and non-allocated free space on the HDD....ect... to run it go to "my computer", Right click C:\, go to properties' then the "tools" tab, the first option is "error-checking" click "check now" and click both boxes.... then reboot... It can take 10 min to run or 10 hours to run... It has 5 stages... stage 5 takes the longest! Hopefully this helps... Another thought, Have you physically checked your graphics card? I would check the fan, and make sure its spinning! I had a fan go out and it had a similar experience with images distorting... but it would corrupt downloaded files... Good luck and hopefully it helps!

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I defragged the other night ...

by taryn In reply to My Two cents....

and today ran an in-depth CKDSK. After it booted into Windows I got the "Your system has recovered from a serious error" (Blue Screen) and it sent me to the now-familiar MS page with the list of things I have already tried on it. The last under Advanced is to remove the offending software that is not compatible by selective startup (already have a selective startup).
But that has nothing to do with the download/visual probs.
Btw, I also tried to update my mobo chipset, but after downloading it, it said the file was corrupt and wouldn't install. (So familiar!)
I will allow the slow BitDefender to try again.

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Did all u recommended

by taryn In reply to My Two cents....

All 5 parts of chkdsk, Fan is rinning fine on graphics card.

Thanks for the suggestions!

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I hate to say it.....

by ---TK--- In reply to It was okay for a day

Don't shoot the messenger, but sometimes its just better to cut your losses.... it seems that you have done everything... and a little more... I would recommend reinstalling XP, and **** it all away... I like to defeat hard issues just as much as the next one, but sometimes its just faster to **** it all away and start fresh... just my opinion... take it as a grain of salt...

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BitDefender

by taryn In reply to You said that it was OK

I was able to download BitDefender, although it had fits over Avast being on my PC. I tried the malware scan as you suggested. After an hour, I had to stop it because geez, IT WAS TAKING SO LONG and because my cable company told me I had to reboot for a speed test. Spybot only takes a minute.

My cable confirmed there is no problem at their end, so I am back to the drawing board.

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Restart the scan.....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to BitDefender

..... and let it go to completion, no matter how long it takes. An hour isn't long at all. Be prepared for several hours, even up to 24 hours.

No matter how long it takes, let it run.

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Do as Thummy suggests

by Jacky Howe In reply to BitDefender

and let Bitdefender run through. Spybot normally takes more than a minute to run, is it the latest version and updated.
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Yes

by taryn In reply to Do as Thummy suggests

I keep all my software updated and I never run any anti-virus or anti-spyware w/o updating it first. I am vigilant. ;^)

I ran BitDef again to the end and it didn't find anything wrong.

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Let it run through

by Jacky Howe In reply to Yes

and the do as tkrl26 has suggested. I didn't realise that you had created that amount of space on C: Good to see that you are vigilant.
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See if this will fix it for you

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

nvappfilter.dll
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The nvappfilter.dll is a Network Access Manager from NVIDIA belonging to NVidia Nforce Driver It is a required driver.
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<b>EMPIRES2.ICD</B>
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Empires2 has executed an invalid instruction in Empires2.icd
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Try uninsalling Age of Empires as it is causing major problems. See if that makes any difference to the PC. If not.
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Is your Hard Drive Partitioned. If it is you can just delete the Active Partition (C:) and recreate it and reinstall Windows. I don't think that a Repair install will be of any benefit.
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Keep your Motherboard CD with Device Drivers handy in case you need them.
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