Invy Posted October 9, 2006 Report Share Posted October 9, 2006 Ok here's the deal. A few months back I downloaded a torrent from Place A. This torrent contains many smaller RARs in it, as most of you here are likely familiar with. For example, blah.00, blah.01, etc, all the way to blah.60.Anyway, skip to today, I browse around on Place B and see that this particular torrent needs help seeding on. So I pull this set of files from my archive and copy it over to my hard drive. I load the torrent up and it starts to check the files I have.This is where the problem starts. It goes all the way to around 99.8% total completed, I check the Files tab in utorrent and see that one of those RARs contained in this torrent was somewhere around 99.7-99.8%. I forget but, let's just put it this way... I had to download 3.72 MB for this particular 2.71 GB torrent to get to 100%.This is starting to piss me off as it has happened quite a few times now. I made a thread here a few months back but didn't get much intelligent responses. And I know, for a fact, that I have all the files contained in the torrent and that they are all completed fully. I'm also positive that it's not because of a hard drive failing/ RAM related problem, so we can throw that out the window.Why am I so sure?1) This torrent has a contained SFV in it. I run the SFV and all the files check out fine with no missing parts. Everything 100%. 2) I extract the file out of the set of RARs without a problem at all. No extraction error in WinRAR or anything like that.3) Just so you realize, the 2 above phases are done prior to loading it up in utorrent and having to download the missing parts.4) This happens on both of my machines. Don't say hard drive/RAM problem. We already threw that out the window. My machines run perfectly fine.5) Relevant to above, i've only seen this problem occur with torrents that have multiple RARs in them.6) When I look at the Files tab in utorrent, its always one of the "end" files that aren't completed. For example, either blah.00 or blah.60. Or sometimes, it's two adjacent files that are missing pieces. Example again, the "Pieces" column in utorrent shows a bit of white at the END of one file, and then a bit of white at the START of the next file.7) I know others that have had this happen to them before.8) And actually on a different occasion, about a week ago, I grabbed a torrent from Place A, then later saw that someone needed some help seeding at Place B. So I started to try and help seed at Place B. Utorrent told me I had about 99.8% after it finished Checking. I then had to download exactly 4.00 MB.Now here's the part that confirms that it's not a problem on my end - There were also 3 or 4 other people that hopped on to help seed this very popular, particular torrent at the time, and they ALL had to download exactly 4.00 MB! Strange, eh?Well, damn this took me well over an hour to think and type out. But as you can see, it's definitely not a problem on my end. If you still think so, then you need a cat scan.Anyway, does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this, or even better, how to solve this? The only thing I can think of is a file system conflict or something. But even that, I dunno. I've always used NTFS, and #8 above really makes me not think that at all. I'm not saying that this is a problem with utorrent or anything like that but it's really getting to be annoying now. If no one else has any ideas, I can go force myself to download the bulky piece of crap (also known as Azureus) just to see if it gives me the same BS. Thanks in advance Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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