26MB file only 30kB`s large ?

10/22/2005 01:33 am
Hi all,
i tried to download a new driver for my ATI-Graphic-Card here:
DE recognizes the right filename "5-10_xp-2k_dd_cp_wdm_27256.exe" and loads it down in just three seconds. But, the file is just 30KiloBytes in size, i expectet ist to be about 26MegaBytes.
I use Firefox 1.0.7 with MetaProductsIntegration 1.0.4 on Win XP
Normal "save to disk" works fine, so the link is okay.
Test downlaod from the DE-Help-site works with DE.
I`m new to DE. Thx in Advance, for any help you can provide.
10/24/2005 07:33 am

This server returns the following text instead of the file content:

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Could you please post here a link of the original HTML page which links to this driver file?

Please also download and install the updated FireFox plugin from: http://www.metaproducts.com/download/betas/mpint.xpi
It should fix this problem.
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Alexander Bednyakov
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