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Old 2003-11-04, 08:12   Link #6
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F.A.Q. About Errors

Q: If I try to open the XXXXX link, Windows Media Player pop-up and try to run the file, Why?
A: Probably the link is setted wrong, or the extension is not .Torrent, don't panic!
All you have to do is save the link on the desktop, by right clicking on the link and picking Save As... as a choice.
Save the file on your desktop and add .TORRENT to your file, and run it from the desktop.

Q: The Download starts and the file is downloaded in a flash, but I can't run the file! Why?
A: The file is only allocated! you have to actually download it in order to see it. Be sure to leave finish the download and click on Finish when the bar in the middle of BitTorrent is Blue.

Q: I have downloaded the file but there are missing parts, is that a codec problem?
A: No! If the file plays correctly but there are some "missing" parts, thats mean you havent actually completed the full file, and its not a codec problem!
Run again the BT client and resume the file, and finish the download of the file.

Q: There are xx Peers and 0 (zero) Seeds and my download is stuck at 0k/s. Why?
A: Zero seeds mean zero completed file! If there are no seeds, thats mean that no one connected with BT for that file actually have a full file to share, thus you can't complete it. Try asking in the Resharing Request for some seeds of the file.

Q: There are xx seeds and xx peers, but my download is slow! Why?
A: Sometimes the slowness of your BT Download is not caused by anything you can fix.
If the seed is a dialupper you can't hope to get 50k/s on your download. This is the same for ADSL users with a normal 16/20k/s down. If you add that some other peers might want the same file, you see that the outcome isn't really good.
The answer? I'm sorry, there is no way to fix this.

Q: I recently downloaded a few episodes of a series. I was waiting for new episodes, but suddenly, they put episodes 10-18 on the same file. The bad thing is, I've already downloaded 10-16, I just need episodes 17-18 which are just two episodes, so I was wondering how I can do that?
A: Good question, lets analyze it to its fullest. First you have to know that a batch is often saved in Folders.. Who cares you say? Well, this is going to save you some work.
If you want to download only 1 or 2 episodes off a batch, first let the client allocate the files, all of them.
When the allocation is over just close the client for now and open the folder with the episodes you have (in this case EP 10-16) and copy them.
Now go to the folder with the batch you just allocated and paste the episodes you copied in it.
Now you have 10-16 completed in the folder and 17-18 still to be downloaded.
Open your client again and let it check the existing files: now you just have to download the last 2 episodes.
Important note: If you want to use this "trick" the size of the files must be identical! Also, you have to rename the files exactly like the existing ones, the ones you just allocated, so the client will check them, and not the empty ones.
Example: [subgroupA]animenameA.avi[crccheck] will work only with another [subgroupA]animenameA.avi[crccheck] and not with a [subgroupB]animenameA.avi[crccheck] or a [subgroupA]animenameB.avi[crccheck]
Got it? Its easy, Good luck!

Q: How do I turn off my XP Firewall?
A: By checking the Micro$oft site Here....

Q: I downloaded [filename] to a folder and didn't have any problems or errors. Later when I went to view another file in the same folder I noticed that [filename] wasn't listed. I figured I must have somehow downloaded it to the wrong folder so did a search for the file name on my computer.....nothing. I did a search on all .avi files on my system and it wasn't there either. I closed the running upload and reopened the [filename] torrent but the first one wasnt listed in the folder so I started a second download. I tried turning hidden files and folders off but that didnt help.
A: Maybe you just clicked on another file by accident? If yes then the new [filename] covered another file by accident.

Q: Im using a Router and I download really slow, is there a way to fix this annoying problem?
A: I had the "great Illumination". Try to plug the cable from the router (assuming you are using a home router) directly in the wall where the router connects, and see if the download still goes slow.
If its still slow, then there is not way to speed it up. If the download speed up to your current connction level, use it that way when you want to download something.

Q: After a while my CPU goes to 100% and my Internet "stops" or crashes, same thing happens with BitTorrent, it just crashes/froozes. Some help please?
A: Its time to upgrade your network cards drivers then, since your old drivers are not able to support all the incoming connections from the BT client.
Add-On: There is a way to bypass this (Key word here: bypass, you are not fixing anything with this procedure) and its to install The Shadow Client and set the incoming connecion to around 50/60 (not more, since its a problem about incoming connections) and download freely but slowly from the shadow client. Use this only if you cant get the upgrade files for your Network card.

Additional Step: Errors


This happens when a piece of file downloaded by BitTorrent is in any way uncompatible with the file you are downloading, BitTorrent checks every bit of file, and if the file fails to pass this check, this is the error you will get, no big deal, BT will remove it and download the piece again, you have to do nothing

(this is the same for errors like 10060, 7, 10054 10055, 111)
Problem with the Tracker, in this case (look at the picture) the tracker is either down or nonexistent. Be patient, the tracker will be up soon, and you will be able to download the thing you want to download soon.


For some unknown reason, Internet Explorer doesn't save the Torrent in the Temp files, and thus this error pop up.
If you want to bypass this error, just clear your temp files or use the option Save As.. and save the torrent in your HD, and then run it.
This error seem caused by the brackets in the file name, it's still a mystery anyways..


Something in your file or folder name is not coherent with the client. Remove all the japanese kanjis, or any other odd symbol in the name and folder and try again.
If you want to keep the real name of the file, just save the name with "copy" modify it into something else (Remember the extension) and paste it again once the file is completed.
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