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  1. For me this problem has been resolved with version 29545, any one else?
  2. I no longer have the problem with the current version 29545, and normality has been restored for me.
  3. There is a "Checked 0.0%" thread that has been locked by the BT guys and the final comment is that they are working on the problem. So hopefully they'll be a message posted here (or in another thread by them) letting us know that it's fixed. It is an interesting bugget that's for sure and since a fix is taking a little while to surface it must be causing them a bit of a 'mare'.
  4. Strangely I've just set four downloads running, with no changes on my part and they're working fine, however it's perhaps worth pointing out that these were torrents, as opposed to Magnetic Links so I suspect we are narrowing the problem down. Are their any views or information from BT staff? You seem to be largely quiet on this matter.
  5. I thought about this early on tablet43, however I found the complete opposite, if I turn off downloading via proxy it appears to be OK. I have tested several proxy servers all over the world and everyone behaves the same. But turn off DL by proxy (specifically https proxies) and it sees to be OK. So quite strange we should find opposite results. As yet I haven't investigated alternate clients since I prefer the lightness of BT, but it would be interesting to have a tinker with the likes of Azureus perhaps.
  6. I use Symantec Corporate AV 10.2 on Win7 64-bit, and I've got no issues like this. But be aware those Driver IRQ not equal to crashes can be related to iffy chipset drivers, i.e. update them or sometimes downgrade them and let Windows own drivers do the work. Or at worst it can be an indication that the hard drive isn't happy, I've seen this message in the past and then not long afterwards the HDD has failed. It might be worth checking the drive for any bad sectors. Sometimes you might get an idea if the drive is iffy if you just run the Microsoft Defragging tool on it, i.e. if defragging cause a blue screen I'd be more concerned than if it doesn't.
  7. Another thing you could try is installing an alternative client to see if you still have the same issue, that way you can ID whether the fault sits with the client or not. If it still doesn't download though it could be either the Torrent or something related to the web connection.
  8. Just an update on my long post, I've found that if I've got one download running and one sitting there saying Checked 0.0% then I close BT and open it again, both will start. Therefore it's likely that if I had another one waiting and closed and opened again that would also start. It is a strange little bug, perhaps mildly annoying if you are a light BT user or a bit more of a pain if you are a heavier user.
  9. Just an update on my long post, I've found that if I've got one download running and one sitting there saying Checked 0.0% then I close BT and open it again, both will start. Therefore it's likely that if I had another one waiting and closed and opened again that would also start. It is a strange little bug, perhaps mildly annoying if you are a light BT user or a bit more of a pain if you are a heavier user.
  10. Have you tried another Torrent one that is 100% well shared? Also you should check that neither Windows nor your router are blocking Bittorrent (BT) or the BT protocol. You may also like to check in with your ISP, not sure what you might face in Namibia in relation to web access controls, throttling etc.
  11. I added the following text to another thread on the same issue, I've tried to be more specific here as to the circumstances rather than just saying it doesn't work, the guys need more detail to be able to help or tweak BT to fix the bug I suspect...I'm having this problem too, however I have discovered that it only seems to occur when downloading more than one torrent at a time, basically I'll queue a few up and the first one past the post so to speak starts (and continues) downloading, but the other torrents just sit there saying "Checked 0.0%" and don't start. I've tried various solutions including restarting BT, using Stop and Start and Force Start, but I usually find the only way to get anything going is to wait until one has finished, close BT and then open it again. Then we enter the same pattern described above, the first to start downloads, whilst the rest sit at Checked 0.0%. The question to the guys above is are you downloading via a proxy? If so try not downloading by Proxy, I have a suspicion it might be something to do with that feature \ ability, it used to be fine as a feature a couple of versions ago but now seems to stumble. I also noted that with version 7.8 my max download speeds are off by about 400kb, and whilst we all know that download speeds can vary wildly due to numerous factors, I've been running things down at a reliable 1.5-1.6Mbps for so long that when the speed dropped it was something I noticed. It might be completely unrelated of course but is nevertheless an observation. My "Maximum number of Active Torrents (upload and download)" is set to 400 (which I'd never even get close to I should add, and "Max Active Downloads" is set to 400 as well. In the Number of Connections section on Bandwidth (reading top to bottom) I use, 400, 400 and 4. These settings to date have always served me well and the rest are pretty much left at default. As a side note when you uninstall BT, it's worth scooting round your hard drive and checking for any rogue files \ folders that haven't gone, you may need to set View \ Hidden Files and folders to do this. That's what I had to do when I had a problem with my previous BT version and then I installed V7.8 which resolved the issue I was having with whatever that previous version \ build was. My 7.8 is build 29421 (32-bit).
  12. Are you downloading via a free Proxy server that's now not there? Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling? Note that you might need to manually delete some files \ folders after performing the uninstall to get your machine 'very' clean before reinstall. Check here for example: "C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming" on a Windows Vista \ 7 \ 8 computer, delete any Bittorrent directories found, you may need to enable viewing of hidden files and folders to do this. Also check: C:\Program Files (x86) and or C:\Program Files and kill any Bittorrent directories there.
  13. I'm having this problem too, however I have discovered that it only seems to occur when downloading more than one torrent at a time, basically I'll queue a few up and the first one past the post so to speak starts (and continues) downloading, but the other torrents just sit there saying "Checked 0.0%" and don't start. I've tried various solutions including restarting BT, using Stop and Start and Force Start, but I usually find the only way to get anything going is to wait until one has finished, close BT and then open it again. Then we enter the same pattern described above, the first to start downloads, whilst the rest sit at Checked 0.0%. The question to the guys above is are you downloading via a proxy? If so try not downloading by Proxy, I have a suspicion it might be something to do with that feature \ ability, it used to be fine as a feature a couple of versions ago but now seems to stumble. I also noted that with version 7.8 my max download speeds are off by about 400kb, and whilst we all know that download speeds can vary wildly due to numerous factors, I've been running things down at a reliable 1.5-1.6Mbps for so long that when the speed dropped it was something I noticed. It might be completely unrelated of course but is nevertheless an observation. My "Maximum number of Active Torrents (upload and download)" is set to 400 (which I'd never even get close to I should add, and "Max Active Downloads" is set to 400 as well. In the Number of Connections section on Bandwidth (reading top to bottom) I use, 400, 400 and 4. These settings to date have always served me well and the rest are pretty much left at default. As a side note when you uninstall BT, it's worth scooting round your hard drive and checking for any rogue files \ folders that haven't gone, you may need to set View \ Hidden Files and folders to do this. That's what I had to do when I had a problem with my previous BT version and then I installed V7.8 which resolved the issue I was having with whatever that previous version \ build was. My 7.8 is build 29421 (32-bit).