[BitTorrent] Re: download never completes: failed hash check

John Hoffman theshadow at shambala.net
Thu Jun 24 12:48:27 EDT 2004


Try disconnecting the router and hooking directly into your uplink.  
Some routers have been known to consistently corrupt data, causing this 
problem.

wd3004 wrote:

>I have the same problem with a download (mad max 2) at this moment. 
>I've re-downloaded one piece for more than 100 times already. Since 
>there are more people stuck at 99.9%, I think it's more likely that 
>there's someting wrong with the file itself (and not with the 
>hardware you're using). I'm using a router and I've downloaded a lot 
>of Gigabytes already. I've seen a lot of failed hash checks, but 
>they were only temporaryly. I never had this problem before.
>I've tried to download the file for a 2nd time, but it's exactly the 
>same piece that gives the failed hash check.
>For the particular file I'm trying to download, the seeder's gone.
>I guess reseeding should solve the problem...
>For me, skipping the "rotten" piece would also help, but I don't 
>know how to manipulate the avi-file.
>Wijnand
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