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10-09-2008, 07:50 PM
I started downloading a torrent last night. About 340MB, and it's only one file of many in the torrent. By the time I shut down my computer last night, it had gotten to 90% complete.
I used my computer a little this morning, but didn't start the download running again. Tonight, I open up FlashGet, file still says 90%. I resume the download, and now it's down at 41%. What happened?
Oh, and when I look at Total Downloaded, it says about 320MB, though Completed only says 144MB.
At a guess? It thought it had downloaded 90% and when you restarted it did a hash check and found that it wasn't exactly true. It's happened to me once or twice.
10-13-2008, 12:12 PM
Don't use flashget for torrents!
also, download another torrent. 45% in hash fails :eek:
10-13-2008, 12:17 PM
get uTorrent (http://www.utorrent.com/), that thing wasn't made for torrents anyway.
10-13-2008, 12:40 PM
On a different torrent, where I had a few of the included files not working, I right-clicked and did a Manual Hash Check, which showed I was missing some data (though this time, it was only a few percent). I ran through this Check and Start again a couple times, until all the files in the torrent worked.
I don't remember having this problem with FlashGet before. I may have to check out an alternative.
10-13-2008, 03:09 PM
I really hate torrents, but if you have to download them use bittornado. It seems to be the best of the torrent downloaders.
As far as download managers go, I never really liked Flashget. I use IDM now and I just can't use anything else. It does everything I want it to do and it works the best from what I've seen. I've tried all the others (ie DAP, etc) and IDM just works best.
10-14-2008, 12:59 AM
I use Free Download Manager. I don't find the need to use anything else.
Also, I second utorrent.
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