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Message 85377 - Posted: 22 Mar 2018, 15:25:33 UTC

BOINC Version 7.8.3 (x64), running on Windows 10 Home.

I have the computing preferences set to 'Suspend when computer is in use' and 'In use' means no keyboard/mouse activity for 1 minute.

However, after one minute of not touching the keyboard or mouse, my projects will not run. The only way to get them to run is to uncheck 'Suspend when computer is in use', then, of course, the projects run constantly.
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Message 85378 - Posted: 22 Mar 2018, 16:01:19 UTC - in response to Message 85377.  

Just tested:
22/03/2018 16:56:23 |  | don't compute while active
22/03/2018 16:56:23 |  | don't use GPU while active
22/03/2018 16:56:23 |  | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
22/03/2018 16:56:23 |  | Suspending network activity - computer is in use
22/03/2018 16:57:30 |  | Resuming computation
22/03/2018 16:57:30 | SETI@home | [task] task_state=EXECUTING for blc01_2bit_guppi_58185_63680_And_XI_off_0017.15656.0.21.44.202.vlar_0 from start
22/03/2018 16:57:30 | SETI@home | [cpu_sched] Restarting task blc01_2bit_guppi_58185_63680_And_XI_off_0017.15656.0.21.44.202.vlar_0 using setiathome_v8 version 820 (opencl_ati5_sah) in slot 0
22/03/2018 16:57:30 |  | Resuming network activity
22/03/2018 16:57:30 | SETI@home | [coproc] ATI instance 0; 1.000000 pending for blc01_2bit_guppi_58185_63680_And_XI_off_0017.15656.0.21.44.202.vlar_0
22/03/2018 16:57:30 | SETI@home | [coproc] ATI instance 0: confirming 1.000000 instance for blc01_2bit_guppi_58185_63680_And_XI_off_0017.15656.0.21.44.202.vlar_0
22/03/2018 16:57:44 |  | Suspending computation - computer is in use
22/03/2018 16:57:44 | SETI@home | [cpu_sched] Preempting blc01_2bit_guppi_58185_63680_And_XI_off_0017.15656.0.21.44.202.vlar_0 (removed from memory)
22/03/2018 16:57:44 | SETI@home | [task] task_state=QUIT_PENDING for blc01_2bit_guppi_58185_63680_And_XI_off_0017.15656.0.21.44.202.vlar_0 from request_exit()
22/03/2018 16:57:44 |  | request_exit(): PID 13592 has 0 descendants

Make sure that your attached devices are clean, or for testing unplug any USB devices. We have had several reports that some USB devices can cause microscopic moves that prevent BOINC from waking up.
Also make sure that boinctray.exe is running. This is the BOINC idle detection program.

As you can see above, it isn't exactly after a minute, but within a minute after the time you set.
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Message 85379 - Posted: 22 Mar 2018, 16:05:51 UTC - in response to Message 85378.  
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Thanks for the reply, but I don't know what you mean by "Make sure that your attached devices are clean".

Also, is the boinctray.exe the BOINC System Tray? That's running when I open Task Manager.
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Message 85380 - Posted: 22 Mar 2018, 16:13:15 UTC - in response to Message 85379.  

I don't know what you mean by "Make sure that your attached devices are clean".
No dust, hairs or any other interfering particles attached to the underside or in the hole the infrared/laser shines out of.

Also, is the boinctray.exe the BOINC System Tray?
No, it's a non visible program that runs in the background, solely checking for keyboard hits and mouse movements. It has no GUI, when you manually start it, it won't show that it started other than through Windows Task Manager. The BOINC icon in the system tray is from BOINC Manager.
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