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while downloading of software power cut off.....Is der any way to prevent...........

 
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Hi,

I'm downloading 1 software which requires more than a 15 GB space.

I wonder if power failure occurs in between or pc shuts down all the software downloaded before will be lost
& I've to start again!!!

I'd be pleased if anybody will tell me the way to prevent this?

thanks
Jyo
 
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Identify the place where the main power line enters your home.
Strip off he insulation and attach a bulb to it. Notice it glow to indicate power is on.
Come inside, and start the download.
Go out and start watching the bulb. As soon as it goes off(to indicate power cut) rush inside an pause your download*.
Congratulations. You just fooled your computer into thinking the download has paused and not interrupted because of power cuts.
Go outside and resume bulb watching. Repeat.

*I heard electricity travels very fast. To work around this problem, you might want to attach the bulb using a really very very long wire. Since I do not know anything about your physical speed, the distance from the bulb to the computer etc. I will leave this simple mathematical calculation to you as an exercise.
 
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if you don't think you can get your computer to pause in time, you may be able to hook it up to a bicycle powered generator. Just keep pedaling!!!
 
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Alternatively, you can buy UPS (uninterruptible power supply) off ebay. Some sell for as low as $20.
 
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Maneesh, Cute MD type answer .


Jyo: An alternative to the UPS is a download manager. Many let you restart a download from where it left off.
 
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Ogeh Ikem wrote:Alternatively, you can buy UPS (uninterruptible power supply) off ebay. Some sell for as low as $20.


But you may need five or more.

Each part of your connection to the Internet needs a UPS. In my house, that starts at the cable modem, then the first switch, firewall, house switch, and then the PC if its wired. For the wireless access, you have to have one as well for the wireless switch/router.
 
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Pat Farrell wrote:But you may need five or more.


If your needs are not simple, you could just buy one really good one. These machines range from cheap ones which can support only a single equipment, to expensive ones which can support multiple equipments.
 
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Ogeh Ikem wrote:If your needs are not simple, you could just buy one really good one.


In my house, the cable modem is in the basement, the WiFi access point on the first floor, and the serious computers on the second floor. I need three just to cover the physical distance between them. YMMV of course.
 
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A data-center UPS might be appropriate in your case
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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