So I am valiantly trying to install Dragons Dogma through steam on my computer, and am running into an infuriating problem.
My initial install and download had a problem and I had to stop the download (right at the end of it), clear the local data and start again.
But whenever I try to start a new download on this computer, following things happen:
1) the usual lengthy process of hard drive space allocation takes only a second or two
2) The download starts at 1Gb downloaded, instead from beginning
3) The download lasts less than 30 seconds at which point network activity drops out completely and the hard drive activity goes crazy, slowing my computer to a crawl.
I tried to empty download folder in steam directory manually, which didnt help. Other games in my library seem to download and install correctly so Dragons Dogma is the only culprit. Steam client is up to date.