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.exe files download stopping with 'a few seconds remaining'

by rik859 / June 30, 2013 11:17 PM PDT


any .exe file stops with 'a few seconds remaining' in all three browsers - Mozilla, Microsoft Internet and Chrome. I have tried with firewall turned off, but still the problem remains.I dont have any anti-virus softwares installed.A little help will be much appreciated.

Thank you.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2013 2:50 AM PDT

Security scans take longer every year.

Think about it. There are how many thousand new pests a year so the scan should take longer and longer every month as more definitions are checked.

Yes, you write you have no antivirus but there are some basic checks being done.

Beyond that, the file is not downloaded to the final destination or name. If that folder is beyond a few hundred entries, even a rename can take seconds.

There is nothing busted here. Just an annoyance for users.

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by rik859 / July 2, 2013 11:36 PM PDT
In reply to: True.

Hi Bob,

Thank you so much for replying.

So you are telling me to wait and watch for some more time before jumping to conclusion, right?

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by rik859 / July 2, 2013 11:41 PM PDT
In reply to: Okay

so sorry I did some mistake and sent the same post twice, sorry again.

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No problem cleaned up.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 3, 2013 2:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry

There are issues with XP and the DMA level. Since we don't know what machine this is, I would not supply a link about that. There's also the issue I did bring up and my favorite cleanup tool is CCLEANER with it's stock file cleanup settings. May help.

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by rik859 / July 5, 2013 1:17 PM PDT
In reply to: No problem cleaned up.

ok, thanx again.

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Something more...
by rik859 / July 8, 2013 11:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Okay

hi Bob, hope u'r doing fine...

as u had said to wait for sometime, i did just that. After 45 minutes of 'a few seconds remaining', finally it shows this:

"C:\Documents and Settings\......\ccsetup.exe.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.

Try again later, or contact the server administrator."

what can be made out of this?

adding a little humor, the file i was trying to download was CCleaner.exe!

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Not much.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2013 11:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Something more...

The full path of that is not there so I can't comment if it's the old temp folder issue.

Too bad the full path was not revealed but you should try this in another user account since it would have it's own temp folder.

-> You bring up a good point. Should XP days end as folk don't want to maintain the system or reload it from time to time? That is, Microsoft didn't create this OS to run for years on end.

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its time

its time to change your XP-OS because,probably,your system files are corrupted..
or u can just restore your system to a previous state through system restore tools,
<div>which u can open from your programs through start menu

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Thank you
by rik859 / July 12, 2013 3:00 PM PDT
In reply to: its time

Thank you so much for your input aashutoshbaral

Sorry Bob, I though the path wouldnt help...again I feel stupid...

C:\Documents and Settings\rik\My Documents\Downloads\ccsetup403.exe.part

Thanks a lot to both of you.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 13, 2013 1:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you

Notice that file extension? As the file is downloading to that filename, then LAST STEP is to rename the file and drop the .part.

If the folder is old and well used and may have thousands of files in it, the rename step can take many seconds.

-> In addition if this is on some IDE drive the old XP DMA bug can bite.

This is why details such as make, model, path, drive type matter to get to the heart of the matter.

-> A quick test to see if most of this (won't fix the XP DMA issue) applies is to create a new user and do a download there. Hopefully you see why this test is done.

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by rik859 / July 13, 2013 2:58 PM PDT
In reply to: AHA.

sorry but do i 'create a new user'?

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The good news is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2013 10:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry...

That you can try the help in the start button or use the internet. I know this sounds odd but I'll step back when you can do your own work.

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