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 I usually do not have trouble starting magnet links but I have 4 started that all have "magnet" before the file name and none of them have opened. I know that sometimes it can take a while for magnet links to open on older files, but 2 of the 4 are current TV shows that usually open the moment I click on the magnet link and they have not opened after an hour.

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That's usually down to a missing seed file rather than the links themselves. What is probably happening is that none of the peers is 100%. There also could be a problem in the links themselves (inaccurate tracking, etc). I've had a magnet link stay dormant for days and then kick into life when a seed came online (it still hasn't downladed though).

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Check your internet connection.

It's possible that your ISP has throttled your speed back (if you've been downloading/uploading too much, especially at 'peak' hours)

Try rebooting your router - turn it off and wait for at least 60 seconds before turning it back on.

Check that your ports aren't blocked

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I'm running Windows 10 on a laptop that's only a year old, 2tb hard drive, 12gb ram, quad core processor, AVG anti-virus, and use Chrome as my preferred browser. Until just a few days ago, I use magnet links from several different sites to download from. All of a sudden, no matter what site it is, the magnet links don't work. I've tried Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox and Chrome - all with the same result. I've uninstalled and reinstalled BitComet, same issue. 

Another problem is when I go to open a torrent file that I've downloaded (since the magnet links aren't working), I'll get the pop-up to allow me to choose which files to download, and as soon as I click on download now, BitComet shuts down.

HELP!

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One common problem with magnet links is that, if the trackers don't have any seeds showing, the link won't start. It's best to use a .torrent file in that case

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Check that your ports are open in the firewall abd that your router is directing the correct ports to the computer. I set my internal IP to 192,167,0.### abd tell the router to hold a range of ports open as well as setting trhe same range for the firewall. It's possible that a MS update has changed things and that's the culprit

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