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Message 52719 - Posted: 22 Feb 2014, 18:49:20 UTC - in response to Message 52713.  

I mean Projects not Tasks. By Projects I mean SETI@Home, it now doesnt exist in Advanced View under the projects tab. When I start BOINC I get prompted to "Add Project or Account Manager", I select "Project" and click on Next but the resulting list is empty.
Before I upgraded I followed the advice online to set the project to "no new tasks" then allow the existing tasks to complete before performing the upgrade. Now as I say, there are no Projects under the Project tab, and i cannot download any because the list under "Add Project" is empty.
Ive tried CTRL+SHIFT+E but the event log is empty.
I thought this may be being caused by Zonealarm not allowing BOINC through the firewall, however ive checked the Programs list and BOINC has full access. Ive even tried temporarily disabling the firewall by choosing the "Snooze for 5 minutes" option, but that hasnt worked either.
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Message 52723 - Posted: 23 Feb 2014, 1:33:10 UTC - in response to Message 52719.  
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Couple of questions then:
1. When checking in Windows Task Manager, is boinc.exe actually running?
2. Which version of BOINC is this? A 32bit version, or a 64bit version? You can check that in BOINC Manager->Advanced view->Help->About BOINC Manager.
3. Which directory are the BOINC program files saved into? C:\Program Files\BOINC\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\BOINC\ ?
4. When doing Start->Search->regedit.exe {Enter}->Acknowledge, then in Regedit going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley\BOINC Setup, what entry do you have for DATADIR?
4a. When going to this directory in Windows Explorer, is there any data there?
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Message 52731 - Posted: 23 Feb 2014, 16:32:53 UTC - in response to Message 52723.  

Hi Thanks for the further response, heres my answers
boincmgr.exe and boinctray.exe are running
There is no process called boinc.exe running
BOINC version is 7.2.39 - 64 bit
The BOINC files are saved to C:\Program Files\BOINC
Regedit entry for DATADIR = C:\ProgramData\BOINC
and viewing this dir in Windows Explorer shows data

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Message 52732 - Posted: 23 Feb 2014, 16:53:04 UTC - in response to Message 52731.  
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Hi Thanks for the further response, heres my answers
boincmgr.exe and boinctray.exe are running
There is no process called boinc.exe running

Well, that is your problem. BOINC Manager (boincmgr.exe) is only a graphical user interface that makes it easier to command and control the BOINC client (boinc.exe) that does everything: scheduling of when to run-what, work-fetch, caching of work, etc. Boinctray.exe is the BOINC idle detection program.

So, you'll have to figure out why boinc.exe isn't running.
Exiting BOINC Manager (File->Exit->Yes, stop running tasks when exiting BOINC Manager->OK), and restarting it (Start\All Programs\BOINC\BOINC Manager) doesn't stir it loose?

If it doesn't do a full uninstall of BOINC, through Start\Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features, do a reboot, then install BOINC again. Will that make it work?

If that still doesn't make it work, I have the feeling that something on your computer catches the boinc.exe process before it's allowed to fully run. Probably firewall, anti-virus or other anti-malware program in which you didn't set all of BOINC through the exceptions or DMZ.

boincmgr.exe and boinc.exe do need access to each other on TCP port 31416.
boinc.exe needs internet access on TCP port 80 and 443.
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Message 52744 - Posted: 24 Feb 2014, 21:22:32 UTC - in response to Message 52732.  

Hi Ageless,
Many thanks for your responses. I have exited BOINC in the past using r-click drop down menu on the system tray. Or by simply using the close button in the top right corner of the window, and when every time my computer starts BOINC loads and I have not had a problem.
Today, however, on computer startup BOINC loaded, but boinc.exe wasnt running.
I exited it the way you suggested (File->Exit), ensured there were no BOINC related processes running in Task Manager, then restarted BOINC using the Windows Start Menu ..... and my project has now loaded and is showing a status of Communication Deferred 00:03:50.
You cracked it, thanks.
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Message 52745 - Posted: 24 Feb 2014, 21:42:49 UTC - in response to Message 52744.  

Great. Glad to have been of help. :-)

Do know though that clicking the Red-X on the top right corner of BOINC Manager doesn't actually close it. It will only minimize it to the system tray (next to your clock).
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Message 52766 - Posted: 25 Feb 2014, 17:50:46 UTC - in response to Message 52745.  

I do now :-)
Thanks for all your support.
Much appreciated.
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Message 52929 - Posted: 3 Mar 2014, 6:33:26 UTC

Hello,
I installed the new version of Boinc Manager 7.2.42 (x64), I noticed that it has the same problem as the previous version, the screensaver has the exact same problem jumping from windows and screensaver. Possible solution?

Windows 7 Home edition 64 bit
Only Seti in task.

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Message 52931 - Posted: 3 Mar 2014, 11:17:43 UTC - in response to Message 52929.  

I installed the new version of Boinc Manager 7.2.42 (x64), I noticed that it has the same problem as the previous version, the screensaver has the exact same problem jumping from windows and screensaver. Possible solution?

Nowhere did we say that 7.2.42 has the screen saver fix. Not in the Release Notes, not in the Version History.

So your only options thus far are to go back to 7.2.33, or still to temporarily set the screen saver to None.
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