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when doing downloads they stop at 99% and never complete the

by raliegh / July 15, 2010 7:51 AM PDT

I have been having trouble with down loads , they all stop at 99% and will not complete the down load, what is wrong?

software? hardware? internet connection? I do not have a clue what to do.
Chuck

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TRied A Different Browser
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 15, 2010 9:15 AM PDT

Download, on a separate computer, the free Firefox browser. Transfer it using a flash drive, then install it and see if Firefox downloads things correctly.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/personal.html

If it doesn't, then try downloading, installing, updating, and running a full system scan with the free Malwarebytes program from the link below:

Malwarebytes Antimalware

Hope this helps.

Grif

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What software are you using?
by WeaponEVO / July 19, 2010 2:20 AM PDT

Hello raliegh,

Are you using Firefox, IE, Chrome, etc? Or is it related to torrents?

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This worked for me
by IT_kiD / June 16, 2012 9:38 AM PDT

if you are using internet explorer go to computer/local disk/program files/internet explorer, and move iexplore to your desktop. then download and enjoy!


if this doesn't work use your 64bit ie and download a different browser.

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Check Disk
by pwshaheen / July 21, 2010 2:56 PM PDT

First. I LOL at use firefox suggestion...I completely agree but for those who still love IE I suggest a check disk. There is a particular .DLL I believe that specifically completes downloads within IE. You can either reinstall IE or run the check disk. I used to have this same problem on my old work PC. Every time without fail the download would stop at 99%. Try out the check disk and let me know how it goes. If you need instructions, three methods are provided here http://lynchburgcomputerrepair.com/CheckDisk.htm


Paul

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Check your firewall
by GENE8 / July 24, 2010 2:56 AM PDT

It may be the firewall you are using that may be stopping your downloads from completing. You should check to see what rules you've got the firewall set to for inbound traffic. There might be certain programs that the firewall is not allowing to pass through when you try to download them because of rules restricting them.

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Antivirus

Try turning of your Antivirus for one of those downloads.
When you download, the file is stored in catch until downloaded from the net. It is then passed to your AV before been stored to the preferred storage folder ie downloads or desktop.
The command that sends to AV is either faulty or your AV scanner is faulty and not praising downloaded file, so IE or Firefox will sit at 99% until it gets command back from AV to move to saved folder.

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Downloads stopping at 99%
by sghose1 / July 14, 2013 12:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Antivirus

Hi Incognito,

I am facing the same problem. I recently upgraded my PC by extending the RAM & reloaded Windows XP.

I am trying to download Anti Virus (teh PC currently does not have any AV installed).

But the download stops at 99%, and waits there indefinitely.

Can you please suggest what I should do?

Thanks....

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even i am facing the same problem.

when ever i try to download any software,the same problems crops up.this is happening with IE8 and chrome.i do not have mozilla installed and when i am trying to install it,the same problem arises.and strange thing is that i am not encountering any such problem when i download any music file.what do i do?
i need immediate help
thankyou

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Re: download
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 23, 2013 8:45 PM PDT

- If you download a music file, do you use IE8 or Chrome also?
- What happens if you download, a pdf file or a txt file with IE8 or Chrome? This are 2 separate test cases!
- Did you follow the advice of member Incognito60 (right above your own post)? Did it make a difference?

Kees

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Download stopping at 99%
by sghose1 / July 14, 2013 12:41 AM PDT

Hi ,

I am facing the same problem. I recently upgraded my PC by extending the RAM & reloaded Windows XP.

I am trying to download Anti Virus (teh PC currently does not have any AV installed).

But the download stops at 99%, and waits there indefinitely.

Can you please suggest what I should do?

Thanks....

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I'd make a new post as this is more than 1094 days old.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2013 2:52 AM PDT

Folk may pass it up so that's my advice as well as the CNET Forum you choose.

In parting, try a new user account.
Bob

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