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Thread: How to Fix Downloads Stuck At 99%

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    Reasons for sdownloads stopping at 99%

    First Reason

    While Creating a torrent in Windows XP an addition files is added to your torrent called "Thumbs.db" this is cause a problem with the leachers get stuck at 99%

    The Solution is either delete the Thumbs.db file in the folder or disable the features in Windows XP

    by Default Windows XP as a built in feature called thumbnail option. Let See how to disable the feature.

    So Here is ways to disable and removed thumbnails in Widows XP

    In Explorer Go to Tools > Folder Options > Click View Tab > tick "Do not cache thumbnails" and [click OK
    or click “Apply to All Folders” (to make the change systemwide)]


    Click on "Control Panel" from the Start Menu
    Click on "Folder Options" in the Control Panel
    Click the view tab
    Tick the "Do Not Cache thumbnails" box and then click OK


    To Disable thumbnail view in Windows XP Professional

    Click Start > Run and type "gpedit.msc" and click O to run Windows Group Polic
    Under User User Configuration > Administrative Template > Windows Components >Windows Explorer
    In Right Panel find the “Turn off caching of thumbnail pictures” and right click select properties
    In the dialog box select "Enable" and click OK

    Now Remove the thumbs.db files from your system

    Click on Start
    Click on Search
    Click on All Files and Folders
    Type the following in the section called “all or part of the file name”
    In the Look in box, make sure Local Hard Drives is chosen
    Click Search
    A long list of thumbs.db files should appear, click on Edit, Select All
    Click on File, and choose Delete
    Close the Search Results window

    Second Reason

    There is another possible to cause download stuck at 99%

    This is been happen some times in different clients n trackers, This is usually result from NAT routers that are replacing legitimate data into packets, when the packet fails to hash check because the router scramble it. Then the client reject the request and ask for the data again.

    These are some ways of fixing the problem

    1 Do not run your router in DMZ mode

    2 If your router a Game mode option, Turn it OFF

    3 Try connecting directly to the internet direct, bypassing your NAT router entirely to finish the last piece

    4 Update the firmware if your modem or router freezes or reboots

    5 Disable IP resolving and DHT and reduce the number connections

    **This one saved my day many times, always thought I wasted a bunch of bandwith when my downloads got stuck was so not impressed Let me know what you guys think, throw me a thank you **

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    Vysvader (03-07-2019)
  3. Guides and Tutorials   -   #2
    Thanks for your tutorial : ))

  4. Guides and Tutorials   -   #3
    Thank you for sharing. I had that problem and this solve it

  5. Guides and Tutorials   -   #4
    Thanks that really helped me.

  6. Guides and Tutorials   -   #5

    DMZ no longer causes problems on modern routers, but you shouldn't use that except for the very few and specific circumstances where regular port forwarding is not effective (which is not BitTorrent's case).
    "I just remembered something that happened a long time ago."

  7. Guides and Tutorials   -   #6
    Awesome, i hate when it gets stuck at 99.xx% and just sits there!!!!!

  8. Guides and Tutorials   -   #7
    Thanks for your tutorial!

  9. Guides and Tutorials   -   #8
    thanks a lot, this happens frequently for me

  10. Guides and Tutorials   -   #9
    Thanks! I was wondering why this was happening (to me especially )

  11. Guides and Tutorials   -   #10
    Thanks a lot for your tutorial : )).
    Last edited by MUNFAQQIHA; 11-16-2023 at 07:49 AM. Reason: REVISION


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