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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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How did you determine this?

by taryn In reply to See if this will fix it f ...

I opened the dump file in wordpad and all I can see is: Fatal System Error: 0x%08lx and STOP: 0x0000009C as well as Driver at fault: %s . I see there is a debugging program from MS. Did you use that? I am curious.

Required or not nvappfilter.dll is listed as incompatible with my other software, or so windows says. Webshots is incompatible with AOE, but nothing else that I know of. That old game is the only one that runs on my PC w/o (worse) errors! You should have seen what Black and White did!

I know reinstalling windows is the last resort. Unfortunately, my copy of XP Pro is only service pack 1, and I know what problems that causes.

But, honestly, I do not think the Faults have anything to do with the downloading & visual probs. The time frame is different. These IRQ errors started when I downloaded uTor (which I have uninstalled). I believe the downloading issue is something different. It has been suggested to me to run a memory test, which I will do tonight.

I have my new hard drive, but do I want to install it now with these probs? Have to think about that. <:^(

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WinDebug

by Jacky Howe In reply to How did you determine thi ...

Apparently this error (9C) can be caused by the NVidia Drivers. Have you got access to another PC that you can download them and copy them to a USB stick and install them on your PC. You are going to have to be able to download them if you want to get out of your predicament.
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Yes, the nVidia chipset & the evil nvappfilter.dll!

by taryn In reply to WinDebug

I finally got the chipset drivers to install! It still gave me the error message, but it DID install anyway.
I uninstalled all my nVidia network drivers (and nForce). I rebooted after each procedure. I also uninstalled any torrent software.
Then I went to the site that was giving me the most trouble and viola! I was able to download!! I reinstalled BitTor-no app compat warning issues about the evil nvappfilter! Then I found a website that suggested I do just what I already said I did, which described the same issues I was having. (Wish I'd found it earlier!)
Apparently nForce 4 computers commonly have this problem.
Lets hope it's fixed for good this time!!!

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While you are downloading

by Jacky Howe In reply to Yes, the nVidia chipset & ...

go to the NVidia site and Update your Drivers. Create a Restore Point before installing them so that you have something to fall back on if something goes wrong.
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System Restore is not intended to be an "uninstaller" or a backup program. If Windows does not function properly after installing software or drivers, you should use the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel (or use the program's uninstaller) to remove the software before using System Restore.
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To manually create a restore point:
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1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
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2. On the Welcome page, click Create a restore point.
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3. On the Create a Restore Point page, enter a descriptive name for your restore point and then click Create.
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How to use System Restore:
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After you've decided to use System Restore to revert your system to a previous state, start the System Restore Wizard and follow the prompts. To use the System Restore Wizard, make sure you're logged on as an administrator, and then follow these steps:
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1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
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2. On the Welcome screen, click Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.
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3. On the Select a Restore Point page, select the date from the calendar that shows the point you'd like to restore to, as shown in Figure 2, and then click Next.
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4. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, verify that the correct restore point is chosen, and then close any open programs.
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5. Click Next if you are ready to proceed or click Back to change the restore point.
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6. The computer will shut down automatically and reboot. On reboot, you'll see the Restoration Complete page, and then click OK.
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After reviewing the stability of your system, you can choose another restore point or undo this restoration. Just open System Restore and make the appropriate choice. After you use System Restore, you'll have an additional task, Undo my last restoration, on the System Restore Welcome page. Remember that you'll have to reinstall any programs that were installed after the restore point.
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If System Restore doesn't work in Normal Mode, it might work in Safe Mode. To use System Restore in Safe Mode, press the F8 key during reboot and choose Safe Mode. When your computer starts in either Safe Mode or Normal Mode, System Restore can be used to capture a working previous state. System Restore can't be opened unless the system is bootable into one of these modes.
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