download express reserving disk space

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Gabe 08/09/2009 01:24 pm
Hello,
I''m Download Express user & I''ve downloaded recently a version which has I guess a new feature which shows "reserving disk space" before starting a thread. I don''t think it is working correctly because I''ve downloaded some files with one or two download threads only and the rest were showing that message.
Could you please tell me why is that?
I have a suggestion too if I may: please update the history page and Download Express version because the latest version still says 1.9:
http://www.metaproducts.com/mp/MetaProducts_Download_Express-History.htm
because it is saying that the last version was in 2007.
Thanks for developing & for improving this good download manager.
AlexanderBa 08/10/2009 03:53 am
It works properly. When the first thread is writing data to the file from the beginning there is no need to reserve disk space. But when the second or further thread writes data rather far from beginning of the file, it is necessary to wait for reserving disk space. Otherwise Windows does not allow to write data and the application hangs.

We plan to update Download Express soon.

AlexanderBa,
MP Staff.
Jamie 08/15/2009 02:03 pm
I''m not sure what "works properly" means in this case. I start a download, and the first thread shows suspended for reserving disk space, and 1 more thread below says aborted. Nothing happens at all after this.
There should be 7 threads shown and each should be downloading but only these 2 show. If I restart the first thread, it''ll start downloading but no I cannot start any more than that 1 thread.


> It works properly. When the first thread is writing data to the file from the beginning there is no need to reserve disk space. But when the second or further thread writes data rather far from beginning of the file, it is necessary to wait for reserving disk space. Otherwise Windows does not allow to write data and the application hangs.
>
> We plan to update Download Express soon.
>
> AlexanderBa,
> MP Staff.
AlexanderBa 08/20/2009 06:20 am
Could you please provide us with a link for a test?

AlexanderBa,
MP Staff.
Scott 09/08/2009 01:33 am
> Could you please provide us with a link for a test?
>
> AlexanderBa,
> MP Staff.

I had the same issue or problem in that my download had only one download thread (http0) working and five others (http1-5) showing this "reserving disk space" message. After a few minutes I tried right clicking on each suspended thread and selected Restart from the context popup menu. That seemed to work as the full 6-thread download kicked into gear. This occurred when downloading a free DivX movie at http://films.0x7.net/www.web-hack.ru/swordfish.avi
AlexanderBa 10/21/2009 01:21 am
It is fixed. Please use the updated version:
http://www.metaproducts.com/download/desetup.exe
Thank you.

AlexanderBa,
MP Staff.
Jamie 11/28/2009 07:24 pm
It is NOT fixed. The newest version still says the same error. If I try to force it to start new threads, it almost always corrupts the downs. This used to be an awesome download accelerator and it now is quickly becoming terrible. Do we need to pay for it now or what? That original explanation of what this error means, means nothing. Simply put, it doesn't matter what the error means, the program just is not working properly.
AlexanderBa 11/30/2009 07:41 am
Could you please help us to debug this problem? I will prepare the special logging build for you.
Thank you.

Alexander,
MP Staff.
AlexanderBa 12/02/2009 01:39 am
I wrote you the e-mail. Please reply.

Alexander,
MP Staff.
Richard 12/29/2009 10:58 pm
Hi, I have found the same problem with DE. It used to work great but now it seems to often fail to get all the threads going making it much slower than it was.
RMihaly 01/23/2010 11:41 am
Hy!

My old net-speed is 1024/128 kbit. (120 kB/12kB ) "DE" working is perfect!
But.. my new net-speed is 5000/500 kbit. (500 kB/45 kB)

My "DE" sometime write the follow message, the download status window:
"HTTP#: Suspended for reserving disk space..."
(# = HTTP number: 0 or 1 or 2.. etc.)
This message is... ?

My system:
MB: ASUS/P4P8X (only SATA 1, etc.)
CPU: Intel/P4/Northwood/2 GHz/512 kB
RAM: 2 x KINGSTON 512 DDR1/400MHz
VGA: Leadtek / Nvidia 6600 GT/TDH/AGP
HDD: SEAGATE ST3250310CS (250GB/SATA2; free space is many...)
OS: Win' XP Pro/HUN (+ full auto update)
"DE" version is last aviable: 1.9.0.341

(Sorry.. my english is very poor..)

Mihaly
Alexander 01/25/2010 03:36 am
Mihaly,

Thank you for writing us.
What is the size of the downloading file? How long does Download Express show this message for each thread?
Program may show this message when you start downloading huge files. After some time, when the reserving is over, it will return back to the usual processing.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
RMihaly 01/25/2010 03:51 pm
Hy!

Thank you response.
Yes... DE "suspended" message (sometimes) only, if (>200... 300 MB) size file download.
Then, this is DE "suspended" message is normal, if download the big size file?
If manual forced, the starting, suspended http pipeline, then download usually ready.
Please clikk the follow link, i'm created screenshot, the DE activity:
http://kep.tar.hu/rmihaly76/50663848?o=0#2
(if click on images, the imagesize resize is normal)

Mihaly
Martin 05/04/2010 02:07 pm
the lastest DE version has some problem, every file that I download gets a Suspended for reserving disk space message and the download stops and doesnt continue.
Alexander 05/05/2010 01:59 am
Martin,

Could you please make the log file?

To make the downloading log please download the logging.zip file from:
http://www.metaproducts.com/download/logging.zip
Unzip and open the "logging.reg" file from this archive. This will import necessary settings to the Download Express Registry entry.

Start your download. Download Express will create the log file in the downloading folder. It will have the same name as the downloading file and the .LOG extension. When the problem repeats, please find the
corresponding log file, pack it using WinZip or similar application and email it to support@metaproducts.com with the short description of the problem.
Then you can use "Nologging.reg" file to switch the logging feature off.

Thank you for your help!

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff