Why does my download stop before it is finished?
Below is a listing of several different solutions to help decrease or eliminate this issue from occurring on your computer.
Try the download again
As mentioned above if your computer loses connection with the server while a file is being downloaded it can fail. Sometimes trying to download the file again will allow it to complete.
Try the download again at a later time. If you're attempting to download a popular file or a file that has just been released it could be that the server is overloaded with people attempting to get the file at the same time.
Try a different server or mirror
Many popular files or sites that host hundreds of different files will have those files on multiple servers or mirror sites. If you're having difficulty downloading the file try getting the file from a different server.
For users who commonly encounter this problem when downloading from any web page getting a third-party download manager that can monitor and if needed resume a download from where it stopped is also a good solution to this problem.
There are hundreds of download managers including many that are free. Click here to open a search for these programs.
Upgrade to broadband
Finally, if all the above recommendations do not help with resolving this issue and you're not connected to the Internet using a broadband connection it may be time to consider upgrading to a broadband connection.