Some larger downloads may tend to choke or freeze.

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11 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: gjpopovi, Unassigned)

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b3) Gecko/2008020514 Firefox/3.0b3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b3) Gecko/2008020514 Firefox/3.0b3

Although it may not permanently stop the download, you need to pause the download, then unpause it to make it continue.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Find a large file and start downloading it
2. Let it run in the background while browsing
3. If you're lucky(or unlucky actually), it will either freeze or choke up
4. ????
5. PROFIT!
Actual Results:  
The download didn't choke or freeze.

Expected Results:  
The download might choke or freeze.

It doesn't happen all the time, but I've tested it with different downloads from the same site and some freeze, some don't.
Greg: do you have example sites/files in which this occurs?  Are you saying that the download will actually stop on its own?  Are you using any proxy servers or firewalls?
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Comment 2

11 years ago
It has happened to me a few times with files from Filefront and Rapidshare, but I've tested downloading the same file twice, and one time it froze, and the other time it did not. The download will stop on its own, but you can easily just pause it and unpause to start it up again. I tested it with my firewall down, and it happened. As for proxies, I did not have any up at the time

Comment 3

11 years ago
I have this exact problem and found someone else telling me that I needed <dnload_hidden_files.php> to continue. What I was trying (several times) to download was my purchased copy of Ad-Aware 2007 Plus. 
Another feature is when attaching a PDF file to an email, the 'Attach' symbol freezes.
Can I solve these problems please?
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Updated

10 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit

Comment 4

9 years ago
I also have this exact problem when downloading larger files, usually over 1GB. My version of Firefox is quite a bit newer though:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.2) Gecko/20100316 Firefox/3.6.2

My machine is running Windows XP Home /w SP3. An example site is EasyNews. 

I have noticed that it most frequently occurs after Firefox has been running for a couple of days, but once it does it is usually reproducible. Restarting Firefox will often solve the problem for a while.

Comment 5

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #4)

I get the same behaviour in Firefox 3.6.11, on Windows XP Professional SP3, version 5.1.2600.

Tried to download a 1.5 GB file (Oracle DB) when Firefox and the download manager both freeze shortly before finishing. Similar behaviour 2 times in a row (half a minute, 2,5 minutes). Firefox at that time is taking up about 1,5 GB of space in RAM at the same time and is usurping all processor time of the core it's running on.
There is still plenty of RAM and disk space available when this happens.

> I also have this exact problem when downloading larger files, usually over 1GB.
> My version of Firefox is quite a bit newer though:
> 
> Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.2) Gecko/20100316
> Firefox/3.6.2
> 
> My machine is running Windows XP Home /w SP3. An example site is EasyNews. 
> 
> I have noticed that it most frequently occurs after Firefox has been running
> for a couple of days, but once it does it is usually reproducible. Restarting
> Firefox will often solve the problem for a while.
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