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dlandgeek

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won't download in utorrent
« on: September 26, 2010, 07:14:08 PM »

Hello!
I downloaded utorrent and got the torrent files in my hard drive.  I then opened them in utorrent to actually download the files, however even though it says they are fully avaliable and that they are trying to download, the percentage download had not changed at all from 0% nor does the line at the bottom change to have any % in it.  This is the same with a lot of different torrents that I have tried. 

Help!
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piratesfan

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Re: won't download in utorrent
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 10:13:12 PM »

Which torrent are you trying to use? Have you tried to use another one?
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Re: won't download in utorrent
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010, 10:21:41 PM »

Does it show any seeds or peers?
Check the "tracker" tab and the "peers" tab at the bottom of the screen. You just may be trying to download something that has no seeders at the moment (see if it appears in the "seeders wanted" box on the home page here).
As it seems to be the same for all the torrents you are trying, it's possibly how you have set up uTorrent but do check that there are seeds and also that the torrent is still here and hasn't been removed.
If you downloaded the torrent files a while ago, try re-downloading them and trying again - just in case something went wrong with them.
Do let us know which files you have tried - it could help.
Don't worry, we'll get you up and running. It will probably be something very simple that needs doing.
We've all been there  :-[
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Re: won't download in utorrent
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 08:45:00 PM »

 ??? ??? ??? ???


I am so confused! I used to be able to download things but took a major time away. Now I have a HUGE hard drive and can again download.  I have uTorrent and NOTHING is happening.

Looks like no seeders as mentioned above, that stinks.
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Re: won't download in utorrent
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 09:33:45 PM »

OK, let's look at a few things. Have you cleared Utorrent on your firewall (ie allowing it to download)?

If there are no seeders, the torrent will appear on the index page here and people will start to seed for you. Remember that not everyone is on the site every day so it may take a few before they see the requests - and not everyone has every torrent, of course. As said, the files are on member's computers, not held on the site.

Please answer these three questions - it'll point us in the right direction as to what the problem may be.
Are you able to download some of the newer torrents which obviously DO have seeds? (Again, scroll down on the index page to the latest download section and choose one wit lots of seeds).
There's nothing wrong with the site at all (I use uTorrent and it's fine).
Can you download from other torrent sites at all?
Which files are you trying to download?
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Re: won't download in utorrent
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 11:24:27 PM »

The MouseBits tracker does not list any active torrents for dlandgeek or ddbowdoin.
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Re: won't download in utorrent
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 11:33:56 PM »

Interesting.
I wonder if they are torrents that were downloaded some time ago and have since been removed?


It's a pity so many of these posts never get answered. My guess is that they get re-checked and they say "oops" and all goes well.
Note that dlandgeek's post was over two years ago so I guess he sorted that one out!
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Re: won't download in utorrent
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 10:14:09 PM »

1.) my firewall is open.
uTorrent (TCP-In) Private and Public Both Checked
uTorrent (UDP-In) Private and Public Both Checked

I have tried three Torrents:

The Dapper Dan's "Shave and a Haircut"
WDW40 EPCOT CENTER
A Musical Souvenir of Walt Disney World
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Re: won't download in utorrent
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 10:17:20 PM »

the torrent opens up in uTorrent and nothing happens... no seeders, no downloads.

I have windows 8, which I freaking hate!
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Re: won't download in utorrent
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 10:44:33 PM »

What is the tracker status in uTorrent for those torrents?
« Last Edit: January 23, 2013, 11:23:52 PM by pixelated »
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ddbowdoin

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Re: won't download in utorrent
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2013, 12:12:55 AM »

no idea what I did but it worked... I removed McAfee and then restarted and now it works.
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Re: won't download in utorrent
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2013, 01:55:59 AM »

You didn't mention that you were using McAfee before ;).
How to Use uTorrent With McAfee
http://www.ehow.com/how_8395708_use-utorrent-mcafee.html
Opening Ports for BitTorrent on the McAfee McAfeeSecurityCenter Firewall
http://portforward.com/english/routers/firewalling/McAfee/McAfeeSecurityCenter/BitTorrent.htm
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Re: won't download in utorrent
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2013, 02:35:09 PM »

It's not even an active subscription, it came pre-loaded on this POS windows 8 lenovo.
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Re: won't download in utorrent
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2013, 07:41:37 PM »

You might be able to replace Windows 8 with Windows 7 (depends if the Lenovo needs custom drivers) or you could go with Linux:
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/I-want-a-Lenovo-Laptop-And-I-want-to-run-Linux/td-p/726847
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Re: won't download in utorrent
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2013, 12:00:37 AM »

I have the same problem, also using Windows 8. I've tried recent torrents, and older torrents here (which are both being seeded). I've tried "other" torrents from "other" sites, and they work just fine.
I use Free AVG, not McAfee.
Any suggestions?
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