Is there a download virus?

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  1. Len Cheong

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    I try to download stuff now and it always stops before the last 100k and says you have run out of space on your drive. Do I have a virus? Does anybody get this. I definitely have space left.
     
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    Do you have more than one drive or partition (e.g. a C drive and a D drive)? If your Temp or Temporary Internet Files folder is on C, and you run out of space, even if you're downloading to the D drive, you can get an error.

    Also, if you have corruption on the drive, it could cause a problem. Run Chkdsk on NT/2000/XP or Scandisk on 95/98/ME to check this.

    So, in short, check the free space on all your drives. Also, if you run low on swap space you can get problems like that too. I recommend that the drive Windows is installed on not drop below say about 100MB of free space (depending on the total size of the drive).

    KJP
     
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    If you are using ie, try bumping up your temporary internet files folder size. It may be affecting your download.

    ToolsInternet OptionsSettings(in the Temporary Internet Files section)
     
  4. Len Cheong

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    Thanks, I'll try all the suggestions.
     

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