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I bought my computer only 2 weeks ago. And every time i try to down load anthting it starts and only gets to a certain percent then stops half way through the download. i have called my internet service and the people i bought the computer from and neither no whats wrong so im just wondering if it is a setting i have on mycomputer that i need to adjust.

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Well, no built-in setting in any case...

I'd do two things, if I were you.

Firstly, search for and download an "MTU" size adjuster. It'll be a very small program to download, which can tweak the size of your maximum transmission unit. This is the packet size that your computer can handle. If you're on DSL, you'll want 1492 or thereabouts. (the program will have defaults based on the type of internet you have).

Secondly, look into a download manager such as "getright" or even firefox's built-in download manager. Both of these programs can resume broken downloads... so you'll at least not have wasted any time/bandwidth.

Big downloads often do this because of timeouts, which both of my suggestions should help with or fix completely. =-]

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