Why won't FTP load in background?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by halcombe, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. halcombe

    halcombe Guest

    Using a laptop running on XP, I got a problem downloading big PDF
    files from the Gallica site (http://gallica.bnf.fr/) with Download
    Accelerator Plus – kept being shut out with 530/421 errors - which
    led me to try out a simple FTP program (Seagull FTP).

    This starts downloading fine – no sign of a 530 or 421 – but insists
    on occupying the entire CPU (according to the Task Manager), the fan
    goes bananas, etc. Is there any way of getting the FTP program to load
    the file in background – as DAP does, when it's allowed to work?

    (In the Acrobat Reader Edit| Preferences| Options menu, I have checked
    to allow for background downloading (if that has any relevance).)

    BTW, I note, the same problem (ie 100% CPU usage) occurs when I
    download a PDF file via an IE browser window. Downloading the same
    file via ‘Save Target As', usage stays down in the 10-20% bracket. And
    the file takes no longer to load, either!
    halcombe, Jul 24, 2003
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