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Message 100036 - Posted: 21 Jul 2020, 12:43:12 UTC

I downloaded it off of Minecraft@Home, and once I started it, nothing happened, and it just went into not responding. After I closed it and relaunched it, It's just been sitting at "Communicating with BOINC client. Please wait." and it's been like that for about 30 minutes. Is this normal?
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Message 100037 - Posted: 21 Jul 2020, 13:07:37 UTC - in response to Message 100036.  

Which operating system did you download it for?
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Message 100038 - Posted: 21 Jul 2020, 13:09:20 UTC - in response to Message 100037.  

Windows, 64-bit. I did some more digging and found that you need to open a port for it to actually work, so that's probably the issue.
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Message 100039 - Posted: 21 Jul 2020, 14:21:20 UTC - in response to Message 100038.  

No, you shouldn't need to do that, unless you have a very strict firewall policy.
Instead, open BOINC Manager, View, Advanced view, Options, Other options... and check that "Run the client?" is checked. If it isn't, check it please. Press Save.
Then exit BOINC Manager and start it again. Does that fix the problem?

If it doesn't, can you check in Windows Task Manager, Details, that boinc.exe is running when you start BOINC Manager?
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Message 100862 - Posted: 25 Sep 2020, 23:28:46 UTC - in response to Message 100036.  

Seems like I had similar issue.

In my case, restaring my PC helped.

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