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petm

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Message 105295 - Posted: 1 Sep 2021, 8:26:10 UTC
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Hi guys,

After a few problems with my pc I created a new user. That solved the pc problems, but at the same time it created a new problem; after downloading and installing the Boinc manager I can open the manager only right after installation.

When closing the manager I can easily find it in the start menu, bot nothing happens when trying to open it. The only way to open the manager is to install the program again.

I have now tried that quite a few times, including repairing and removing the program as well as the data directory but the result remains the same.

The pc is running Win 10 with the latest updates.

Any ideas to what I should do?

Thanks :-)

Peter
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Message 105296 - Posted: 1 Sep 2021, 11:24:04 UTC - in response to Message 105295.  

Last Windows I used was Millennium Edition so this may not help much but when you close down the manager, is the client still running? You can check by looking in task manager. Also have you tried starting it from a command prompt? Not sure if you get a message in Windows giving hints what the problem might be. My instinct is that it is running in the background and you just can't see it rather than it being closed down.
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Message 105297 - Posted: 1 Sep 2021, 11:36:27 UTC - in response to Message 105296.  

I agree. Probably even the Manager is running too, but minimised to the notification area and invisible. We've had all this before with the various flavours of Windows 10: I need to do some heavy searching to find the latest solution.

Be back later.
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Message 105299 - Posted: 1 Sep 2021, 15:32:29 UTC

Once I had time to sit down and properly think, turned out to be easy to find.

See if #4072 "7.16.16 when doing BOINC Manager Close Window, how does one open BOINC Manager again?" matches what you're seeing? That one was noticed when a stray test copy of BOINC v7.16.16 sort-of 'escaped' on 27 October last year. That one was fixed within two days (#4075), but there has been NO official BOINC release for Windows since then.

The notes for #4075 say:

This issue affects only Windows 8.1/10 x64 built with VS2013 and VS2019.
The reason is a different memory addressing on these OSs in pure 64-bit mode.
That might imply that installing the current official v7.16.11 release, dated 2 September 2020 (happy birthday tomorrow!) might be a workround - that one was built using VS2010. But I wouldn't be too optimistic - there have been many changes to those system tray icons as Windows 10, ahem, "matured".

And I hope the Windows Release Manager has booked some lab time for the official release of Windows 11 on 5 October 2021...
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