Windows 7 64-bit download issue

kirennia

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Hi guys,

I've been having some issues; I recently decided that after 6.5 years of having Vista going slower and slower, to take the plunge and get a SSD to install Windows on. I'm happy with how fast it's running and everything but have big issues with my connection and updates of all kinds.

1)Windows Updates fail: the percentage of this failure is pretty consistent with the size of the file. My visual studio updates (E.g. SP1) simply will not install and come up as failures. It has taken me around 6 hours of constantly restarting updates and rebooting to get to this stage.

2)Steam fails to update: I deleted all but my steamapps folder and steam.exe but need to download a 96Mb update which fails and restarts when around 25Mb into the download (not always the same place).

3) IE10, Firefox, chrome, all of them, when attempting to navigate through pages, occasionally simply don't bother to load a webpage and stay blank. Okay this is only a case of a refresh but still, it's more than a little irritating.

4) Downloading files such as DirectX SDK, most of the time the files do not work and I have to redownload them.

I'm guessing this is a case of wireless data corruption but why is it not being handled by Windows? Anyone ever come across this? At present I am using a wireless receiver (AWUS036NH) with drivers all installed and the following adapter settings:
Client for Microsoft networks,
DNE LightWeight filter,
QoS Packet Scheduler,
File and printer sharing for Microsoft networks,
IP6 and IP4,
LLayer Topology Dicovery Mapper I/o and responder.

Any help would be HIGHLY appreciated... this is not at present a fun weekend...
 

kirennia

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Bit of info in the Steam error log:

[2013-06-15 16:51:23] Downloading update (22,452 of 96,783 KB)...
[2013-06-15 16:51:23] Downloading update (22,499 of 96,783 KB)...
[2013-06-15 16:51:23] Error: Download of package (gamesforwindows_win32) failed due to checksum mismatch
[2013-06-15 16:51:23] Error: Download of package (backup_win32) failed after 0 bytes (0).
[2013-06-15 16:51:23] Downloading update (16,765 of 96,783 KB)...
[2013-06-15 16:51:24] Downloading update (16,790 of 96,783 KB)...


/sigh



And then when it fully restarts:
[2013-06-15 16:52:56] Downloading update (20,492 of 96,783 KB)...
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Downloading update (20,544 of 96,783 KB)...
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Error: Download of package (bins_win32) failed due to checksum mismatch
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Downloading update (0 of 96,783 KB)...
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Package file strings_all.zip.4086154aa9aa5b04afb8f7965d620c3dd6700633 missing or incorrect size
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Package file resources_all.zip.8fc7dfde9b7d6880b3f806c388d1f4bb7bd91bb8 missing or incorrect size
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Package file tenfoot_all.zip.d49d502bbcba3e5d16a31e786ec5e6220ac732da missing or incorrect size
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Package file tenfoot_fonts_all.zip.06551e23c14845665e7671feb9453b3ca1052939 missing or incorrect size
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Package file tenfoot_ambientsounds_all.zip.ac31503c42f094976f64844d8ff54705cadc7dd3 missing or incorrect size
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Package file tenfoot_sounds_all.zip.2c2fba7870954a966c5f9dbc4febd3ebbb869910 missing or incorrect size
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Package file tenfoot_images_all.zip.a9b4105879d2118b1781eba85dc002e9ea8d5953 missing or incorrect size
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Package file public_all.zip.6f45d8c6fc559117a18218455112edf530704888 missing or incorrect size
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Package file bins_win32.zip.523a668e509a1380ecd60043573c5c48030638e8 missing or incorrect size
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Package file webkit_win32.zip.8777005db0723e32d9dd82ac999ab862fb8eca92 missing or incorrect size
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Package file gamesforwindows_win32.zip.1265d4943aabef17ab0cf4996830338752a908f7 missing or incorrect size
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Package file backup_win32.zip.a7a47bc2aa37fef85056018b24d461374c37e2ab missing or incorrect size
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Package file steam_win32.zip.e78a04444ebeaaf211dac6ec52c8b886c127f472 missing or incorrect size
[2013-06-15 16:52:57] Downloading update (20 of 96,783 KB)...
[2013-06-15 16:52:58] Downloading update (72 of 96,783 KB)...
 

kirennia

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Unticked:
DNE LightWeight filter,
QoS Packet Scheduler.

Suddenly it's stable again, I presume it was due to timeout issues making downloads give up or not receive packets at the right time; any idea what these services do? Anything which is liable to disrupt remote desktop could be a future issue...
 

Athan

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QoS is Quality of Service, i.e. some attempt to not have some big download stop you from using skype or the like. I always turn this off myself, no harm.

A quick google on "DNE Lightweight filter" brings up things like http://www.citrix.com/go/lp/dne.html so it's something to do with filtering, possibly from some software your machine came with.
 

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I recently decided that after 6.5 years of having Vista going slower and slower, to take the plunge and get a SSD to install Windows on.

How did you install the SSD? Step by step.
 

SFXman

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How did you install the SSD? Step by step.

Yeah, all in all the entire "Install Windows 7 on SSD" -process sounds completely botched in this case. Just too many disk write -related problems here.
 

kirennia

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Works nicely! :D

First, I cunningly bought the SSD along with the wrong bracket and now have it suspended using a concoction of cable ties. Put into Sata primary master, created a bootable USB using a Windows 7 .iso and followed the normal procedure... all is now working, I just no longer wish to travel with my PC due to bumps in the road.

What sounds dodgy about that? :D
 

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