I download lots of web-based articles on financial trends. Usually, this goes smoothly, but every few articles I try saving to my desktop finds the download getting so slooooooow that it essentially stops–and this with a broadband connection. When I click the “cancel” button and try to stop the download, my PC goes into HAL 9000 mode and won’t respond to commands.
FWIW, these aren’t graphic-heavy files. At most, they have incidental ads on the page, so the download can’t be that huge, can it? I typically save these files by clicking File > Save As > Web page, complete.
One of the non-pages I am trying to download right now, BTW, was mentioned by another poster: www.dansdata.com/altindex.html. MY PC has been stuck at 85 % saved for about 10 minutes. Can’t disconnect and not sure WHAT to disconnect in Windows Task Manager.
- What PC upgrades do I need to speed this downloading process?
- What causes these bottlenecks? Is it a video card problem? Server problem?
- Why won’t my PC terminate downloading when I manually try to disconnect?