Downloading Problems

  chikara2100 19:51 29 Jul 03

I'm quite new to pc's and i already have a problem and a question to ask.

Why is it that some programs download successfully and others do not.
I keep getting the same nessage which is........
Connection to proxy failed...
(Err: The requested address is not valid in its context.
While trying to download(Program Name)
Can anyone please help me because i would like to download important programs and files but i cannot do so at present.

Many thanks


  Valvegrid 21:31 29 Jul 03

I've been trying to have a look at the Microsoft site for you, but I've had to give in. Can you give us a little more information please, like what Operating system are you using? And can you give an example of the site your trying to download from.



  Valvegrid 06:39 31 Jul 03

Received by email from chikara2100:

"I have trouble downloading most sites.
Only a few will download at all.I am using Download Accelerator which usually works okay but lately i cannot seem to download anything at all except selected sites.

I would appreciate any help or suggestions please.


Patriot Hard Drive 256Mb RAM.
Pentuim 4 Processor 2.00Ghz.
Windows XP."

I notice you are on NTL, are you on Broadband or dialup?


  Randum Ian 09:50 31 Jul 03

Instead of using Download Accelerator why don't you give something like GetRight a trial. This is a download manager that allows you to carry on the download if it was stopped for any reason. I think with NTL I have heard of a lot of Server Connection Reset errors which could be what you are experiencing.

  TommyRed 12:11 31 Jul 03

I have download accelerator plus and it also allows 'resume' on downloads where the connection has been broken. This happens to me quite frequently as my ISP breaks the connection after 2 hours.

  david4637 17:16 31 Jul 03

Why don't you try downloading without an accelerator to see whether its that, thats causing the problem. I dont use one unless it would take more than two hours to download. Regards David

  chikara2100 22:23 31 Jul 03

Many thanks for the info guys,i will try everything you suggested.
Please wish me luck,and by the way,i am on NTL Broadband so i never have any normal disconnection

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