Hmm... my downloads do that occasionaly, but usually its just a problem with my dialup not keeping a good connection to the ISP... what is your ISP? Are they reliable?
How about loading a flash movie or something on a webpage? Do they ever stop?
Recon-16, you just reminded me of something. If you use "Free Download Manager", which is just a little download manager that can resume
files, you could resume the file after it stops... have you ever tried that?
In case you were wondering, here is a link:
I know you don't have dialup, but that is what I use when my dialup cuts off.