Windows 10: Why do my downloads keep failing across all browers?

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  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home x64
       04 Jan 2017 #1

    Why do my downloads keep failing across all browers?


    Hi,

    For some reason, when I try to download large files (>400mb), they are continuously interrupted as show as "failed". This issue happens with downloads across Firefox, Edge, Chrome and Opera. I have disabled my McAfee firewall in case this was causing the problem, but my downloads kept stalling.

    Any help would be grealty appreciated!
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  2.    04 Jan 2017 #2

    Hi

    I had a similar problem when using my browser (Firefox) and on two different computers.
    In Firefox I went to Tools, Options, Security and unticked 'Block dangerous and deceptive content'.
    Surely that's what my antivirus is looking out for.
    Anyway that seems to have done the trick.
    I've had no more download problems like that for some time now.
    Worth a try.

    DaddyG
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       06 Jan 2017 #3

    DaddyG said: View Post
    Hi

    I had a similar problem when using my browser (Firefox) and on two different computers.
    In Firefox I went to Tools, Options, Security and unticked 'Block dangerous and deceptive content'.
    Surely that's what my antivirus is looking out for.
    Anyway that seems to have done the trick.
    I've had no more download problems like that for some time now.
    Worth a try.

    DaddyG
    Hi DaddyG,

    Thanks for getting back to me. I've tried your suggestion, but alas it hasn't helped.

    Tommy
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  4. Posts : 3,693
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       06 Jan 2017 #4

    I didn't see it mentioned but have you checked with your ISP? Could be they are limiting the bandwidth of your subscription. Since you have "laptop" in your System Specs have you tried downloading a large file while connected to a public/open connection? That would help to narrow down where the problem is.
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       08 Jan 2017 #5

    Berton said: View Post
    I didn't see it mentioned but have you checked with your ISP? Could be they are limiting the bandwidth of your subscription. Since you have "laptop" in your System Specs have you tried downloading a large file while connected to a public/open connection? That would help to narrow down where the problem is.
    Hi Berton,

    Thanks for the reply. My current ISP is pretty crap (hence why I've this week changed providers to start in two weeks time), however I have tried my laptop on a different Wifi network and the problem persisted.

    Tommy
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  6. Posts : 308
    Win 10 Home Build 1703 64bit
       08 Jan 2017 #6

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    Test your internet speed above.

    I have also encountered slow downloads but never a "failed" notice. I really have not had time to research the issue. You may want to "google" for more opinions.
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  7. Posts : 3,693
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       08 Jan 2017 #7

    I get Failed now and then but mostly when I have more than a couple downloading at the same time, could simply be a bandwidth issue. I use Firefox constantly and its download function has a Restart, usually no problem the second time.
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  8. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       12 Jan 2017 #8

    Hello,

    Thank you all for getting back to me and for your help and suggestions. I've tried all of the above and still have an issue.

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  9. Posts : 3,342
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       12 Jan 2017 #9

    tommygrimshaw said: View Post
    I've tried all of the above and still have an issue.
    Have you tried just resuming the download? It should be able to carry on from where it left off. IE gives you two opportunities to Resume, the first is while you are downloading....

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    The second can be found any time later by viewing your downloads, keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+J

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  10. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       16 Jan 2017 #10

    Hi Bree,

    Yes, when the download fails the firsr time, I then resume it. However, even after resuming, the download continues to fail every now and again before eventually completing.

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