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Computer freezes when downloading large files in uTorrent

  1. #1


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1

    Computer freezes when downloading large files in uTorrent


    Hello, My computer started freezing while downloading large files in uTorrent, About 10 minutes after starting uTorrent the PC starts to be really really slow and 1 minute after it freezes, only restarted/shutdown solve the problem, I've been using uTorrent for years and never had this problem, I mean it happens when I download a 15GB movie, but two months ago I downloaded a 170GB TV series and no problems were with that.

    So I thought maybe its a problem in the HDD (not in the space, I have aprox. 150GB free in C and 220GB in D), I don't really know what to do, hope that you will help me

    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    What happens when you attempt a large direct download from a non-uTorrent site? Try one of these 3GB+ ISOs for a test:

    Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life

    If any of the above work OK, then it is clearly a uTorrent issue.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    What happens when you attempt a large direct download from a non-uTorrent site? Try one of these 3GB+ ISOs for a test:

    Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life

    If any of the above work OK, then it is clearly a uTorrent issue.
    Downloaded the file, everything went smooth, no freezes or slows.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    OK, then you do have a uTorrent issue and that issue may be directly related to the way a uTorrent download is executed, a specifc uTorrent download, and/or the uTorrent client you are using.

    Hope this information has provided some clarity to your issue. Good luck.
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  5. #5


    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    From Utorrent Menu. Click on Options->Setup Guide. On the next screen, click on Run Test to see if the port used by Utorrent is opened & forwarded properly.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    From Utorrent Menu. Click on Options->Setup Guide. On the next screen, click on Run Test to see if the port used by Utorrent is opened & forwarded properly.
    Did the test, got two V's / Ticks.
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  7. #7


    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Did you try to run chkdsk ?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Did you try to run chkdsk ?

    I tried it now and everything seems to work fine, Ill test it and update tomorrow if everything will go fine.

    Thank you.
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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Glad we could help you.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Glad we could help you.
    Seems like a 9GB file was fine, but when tried a 15GB file it froze again, I looked in my task manager before it froze and I saw that the "System" took all the Disk space and the Disk space was on 99% so it was overloaded.
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