2nd. and final Akamai / Vista "fatal error" download error

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Bill Woodruff, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. This time I got 85% of the way through downloading.

    I specifically chose to save the file when presented with a dialogue asking
    me whether I wanted to save the file.

    Then followed the "fatal error" warning.

    Examining : C/Documents and Settings/Account Name/Application Data/Download
    Manager

    showed that all files had been ereased from that folder. The Desktop link to
    launch the Download Manager had also been removed.

    Final "fatal error" message because I am not going to waste my time trying
    again another 12 hours or so.

    bw
     
    Bill Woodruff, Sep 8, 2006
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  2. Bill Woodruff

    Intel Inside Guest

    Bill,
    I'd be investigating if there is any other download manager that you can use
    (if I was in your shoes).
     
    Intel Inside, Sep 8, 2006
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  3. Bill Woodruff

    Intel Inside Guest

    I just saw a post re this in which 'Mike' says he used a different dl
    manager:

    "FWIW, I downloaded both x86 and x64 RC1 from the public server with my 6Mb
    connection maxed out the entire time (I used the Reget Dl manager; Akamai
    DLM has never worked right for me) Seems like they allocate a fair amount of
    bandwidth.
    -Mike"
     
    Intel Inside, Sep 8, 2006
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  4. Bill Woodruff

    Beck Guest

    I used my Opera browser to download it. Opera has a built in download
    manager. I clicked on the Akamai link and it opened up to download in Opera
    instead. Came down this morning (after 12 hour download) to find it had
    stopped at 98%. Clicked on resume and the rest downloaded. DVD seems to
    have burned okay. I will be installing it shortly.
     
    Beck, Sep 8, 2006
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  5. I am a registered owner of the excellent Internet Download Manager software
    from http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com

    I have found this software far better than the Internet Download Assistant
    program I once used. Blazing fast downoloads, completely reliable.

    But unfortunately, IDM's downloader does not kick in automatically if I try
    and download from the links Microsoft has set up for browser download.

    thanks for replying, bw
     
    Bill Woodruff, Sep 8, 2006
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  6. Bill Woodruff

    William Guest

    I have done best downloading the files with the Firefox browser.

    William
     
    William, Sep 8, 2006
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