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Message 102506 - Posted: 10 Jan 2021, 3:50:26 UTC - in response to Message 102503.  

There's an option in both the project account page, and in your Manager which says: Suspend when non-BOINC CPU usage is above %
The default for this is 25%.

So when your usage goes above this, BOINC stops and lets whatever it is have control.

Set the option, (which ever of the two you're using, possibly in the Manager's menu), to 100%.

Now you can type away without interrupting BOINC and getting that message.
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Message 102507 - Posted: 10 Jan 2021, 7:10:32 UTC - in response to Message 102503.  

Charlie, for you sanity AND SAFETY PLEASE DON'T POST YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!

Unless you want lots of unwanted emails/JUNK/SPAM clogging your in-box.
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Message 102508 - Posted: 10 Jan 2021, 10:41:16 UTC

Charlie, your post has been hidden to conceal your email address.

None of the info below "Here are my set preferences:"
is needed for any problem solving.

This is the rest of Charlie's post:

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I am [trying] to process work units for Milkeyway@Home and Universe@Home.

When I am not using the computer and the BOINC screen saver is up, it always says "Now running tasks Computer in use." And the BOINC manager, under the Status column on the Tasks page, always indicates "Suspended - computer in use" even though I do not activate the "Suspend" button. It downloads Tasks and I am able to download new tasks with no problem. However, BOINC does not process the tasks. On the Tasks page of the BOINC manager, under "Elapsed" some tasks usually indicate 00:00:01 to 00:00:45 respectively—even on newly downloaded tasks. Sometimes these Lapsed times revert back to 00:00:00 with no apparent rhyme or reason.

I have even tried with my plug and play laser mouse disconnected in case it may be interfering with BOINC to no avail. I am not using a joystick or such device.

There is a small yellow object in the bottom right corner of the BOINC tray icon. Not sure if this means anything.

I am using BOINC Version 7e.16.11 x64) on a 64-bit PC with Windows 10 Home Edition. All critical updates are installed and the machine seems to be clean of any malware. I have even tried to run the tasks with no other open programs or browser windows, except for automatic startup programs.

AFA "Windows: whether you installed BOINC as a Service."? Not sure what this means.

I would sure appreciate it if someone could help workout this problem. Please keep in mind that I am just an average user and not a techie.

Here is the BOINC Manager Event Log:

1/8/2021 11:58:58 PM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
1/8/2021 11:58:58 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.16.11 for windows_x86_64
1/8/2021 11:58:58 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
1/8/2021 11:58:58 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2s zlib/1.2.8
1/8/2021 11:58:58 PM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
1/8/2021 11:58:58 PM | | Running under account Charles
1/8/2021 11:59:00 PM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GT 730 (driver version 456.79, CUDA version 11.1, compute capability 3.5, 2048MB, 1691MB available, 692 GFLOPS peak)
1/8/2021 11:59:00 PM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GT 730 (driver version 456.79, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 2048MB, 1691MB available, 692 GFLOPS peak)
1/8/2021 11:59:00 PM | | Windows processor group 0: 4 processors
1/8/2021 11:59:00 PM | | Host name: DESKTOP-SFG2DKA
1/8/2021 11:59:00 PM | | Processor: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz [Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3]
1/8/2021 11:59:00 PM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 vmx tm2 pbe fsgsbase bmi1 smep bmi2
1/8/2021 11:59:00 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Core x64 Edition, (10.00.18363.00)
1/8/2021 11:59:00 PM | | Memory: 7.95 GB physical, 11.07 GB virtual
1/8/2021 11:59:00 PM | | Disk: 899.67 GB total, 759.01 GB free
1/8/2021 11:59:00 PM | | Local time is UTC -5 hours
1/8/2021 11:59:00 PM | | No WSL found.
1/8/2021 11:59:00 PM | | VirtualBox version: 6.1.12
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | General prefs: from http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ (last modified 13-Jun-2011 09:29:33)
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | Host location: none
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | General prefs: using your defaults
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | Preferences:
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | max memory usage when active: 4069.41 MB
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 7324.93 MB
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | max disk usage: 1.00 GB
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | don't compute while active
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | don't use GPU while active
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 100%
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | max download rate: 10000 bytes/sec
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | max upload rate: 10000 bytes/sec
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | Setting up project and slot directories
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | Checking active tasks
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | Milkyway@Home | Task de_modfit_84_bundle4_4s_south4s_bgset_3_1603804501_46893228_1 is 1.20 days overdue; you may not get credit for it. Consider aborting it.
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | Milkyway@Home | Task de_nbody_07_29_2020_v176_40k__data__5_1603804502_4851451_1 is 1.20 days overdue; you may not get credit for it. Consider aborting it.
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | Milkyway@Home | URL http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/; Computer ID 876795; resource share 100
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | Universe@Home | URL https://universeathome.pl/universe/; Computer ID 583012; resource share 100
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | Checking presence of 26 project files
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | Suspending computation - computer is in use
1/8/2021 11:59:05 PM | | Suspending network activity - computer is in use
1/9/2021 12:34:59 AM | Milkyway@Home | update requested by user
1/9/2021 12:34:59 AM | Universe@Home | update requested by user
1/9/2021 12:34:59 AM | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
1/9/2021 12:34:59 AM | Milkyway@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: job cache full; NVIDIA GPU: job cache full)
1/9/2021 12:35:01 AM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed
1/9/2021 12:35:01 AM | Milkyway@Home | Project requested delay of 91 seconds
1/9/2021 12:35:06 AM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
1/9/2021 12:35:06 AM | Universe@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: job cache full; NVIDIA GPU: job cache full)
1/9/2021 12:35:08 AM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed
1/9/2021 12:35:08 AM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 12:35:35 AM | Milkyway@Home | Resetting project
1/9/2021 12:36:34 AM | Milkyway@Home | update requested by user
1/9/2021 12:36:40 AM | Milkyway@Home | Master file download succeeded
1/9/2021 12:36:45 AM | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
1/9/2021 12:36:45 AM | Milkyway@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA GPU
1/9/2021 12:36:46 AM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 18 new tasks
1/9/2021 12:36:46 AM | Milkyway@Home | Project requested delay of 91 seconds
1/9/2021 1:16:04 AM | | Resuming network activity
1/9/2021 1:16:04 AM | Milkyway@Home | Started download of milkyway_1.46_windows_x86_64__opencl_nvidia_101.exe
1/9/2021 1:16:04 AM | Milkyway@Home | Started download of milkyway_nbody_1.76_windows_x86_64__mt.exe
1/9/2021 1:16:04 AM | Universe@Home | Starting task universe_bh2_190723_350_853014147_20000_1-999999_15100_0
1/9/2021 1:16:04 AM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
1/9/2021 1:16:04 AM | Universe@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
1/9/2021 1:16:05 AM | | Suspending computation - no recent user activity
1/9/2021 1:16:06 AM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
1/9/2021 1:16:06 AM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 1:16:08 AM | Universe@Home | Started download of universe_bh2_190723_350_2875582125_20000_1-999999_585100
1/9/2021 1:16:11 AM | Universe@Home | Finished download of universe_bh2_190723_350_2875582125_20000_1-999999_585100
1/9/2021 1:20:01 AM | Milkyway@Home | Finished download of milkyway_1.46_windows_x86_64__opencl_nvidia_101.exe
1/9/2021 1:20:01 AM | Milkyway@Home | Started download of milkyway_1.46_windows_x86_64.exe
1/9/2021 1:23:36 AM | | Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
1/9/2021 1:23:36 AM | Milkyway@Home | Temporarily failed download of milkyway_1.46_windows_x86_64.exe: transient HTTP error
1/9/2021 1:23:36 AM | Milkyway@Home | Backing off 00:03:15 on download of milkyway_1.46_windows_x86_64.exe
1/9/2021 1:23:36 AM | Milkyway@Home | Started download of parameters-84-4s-bg-set2.txt
1/9/2021 1:23:38 AM | Milkyway@Home | Finished download of parameters-84-4s-bg-set2.txt
1/9/2021 1:23:38 AM | Milkyway@Home | Started download of stars-84-donlon.txt
1/9/2021 1:23:39 AM | | Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
1/9/2021 1:25:05 AM | Milkyway@Home | Finished download of stars-84-donlon.txt
1/9/2021 1:25:05 AM | Milkyway@Home | Started download of parameters-83-4s-bg-set2.txt
1/9/2021 1:25:07 AM | Milkyway@Home | Finished download of parameters-83-4s-bg-set2.txt
1/9/2021 1:25:07 AM | Milkyway@Home | Started download of stars-83-donlon.txt
1/9/2021 1:26:50 AM | Milkyway@Home | Finished download of stars-83-donlon.txt
1/9/2021 1:26:50 AM | Milkyway@Home | Started download of parameters-86-4s-bg-set2.txt
1/9/2021 1:26:51 AM | Milkyway@Home | Finished download of parameters-86-4s-bg-set2.txt
1/9/2021 1:26:51 AM | Milkyway@Home | Started download of stars-86-donlon.txt
1/9/2021 1:28:47 AM | Milkyway@Home | Finished download of stars-86-donlon.txt
1/9/2021 1:28:47 AM | Milkyway@Home | Started download of EMD_v176_newdata2.lua
1/9/2021 1:28:49 AM | Milkyway@Home | Finished download of EMD_v176_newdata2.lua
1/9/2021 1:28:49 AM | Milkyway@Home | Started download of data_hist_summer_2020_beta_disp3.hist
1/9/2021 1:28:51 AM | Milkyway@Home | Finished download of data_hist_summer_2020_beta_disp3.hist
1/9/2021 1:28:52 AM | Milkyway@Home | Started download of milkyway_1.46_windows_x86_64.exe
1/9/2021 1:29:42 AM | Milkyway@Home | Finished download of milkyway_1.46_windows_x86_64.exe
1/9/2021 1:29:43 AM | Milkyway@Home | Finished download of milkyway_nbody_1.76_windows_x86_64__mt.exe
1/9/2021 2:16:08 AM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
1/9/2021 2:16:08 AM | Universe@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
1/9/2021 2:16:11 AM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
1/9/2021 2:16:11 AM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 2:16:13 AM | Universe@Home | Started download of universe_bh2_190723_350_2891852109_20000_1-999999_855100
1/9/2021 2:16:18 AM | Universe@Home | Finished download of universe_bh2_190723_350_2891852109_20000_1-999999_855100
1/9/2021 3:16:13 AM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
1/9/2021 3:16:13 AM | Universe@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
1/9/2021 3:16:15 AM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
1/9/2021 3:16:15 AM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 3:16:17 AM | Universe@Home | Started download of universe_bh2_190723_350_2908267092_20000_1-999999_270100
1/9/2021 3:16:22 AM | Universe@Home | Finished download of universe_bh2_190723_350_2908267092_20000_1-999999_270100
1/9/2021 4:16:17 AM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
1/9/2021 4:16:17 AM | Universe@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: job cache full; NVIDIA GPU: )
1/9/2021 4:16:19 AM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed
1/9/2021 4:16:19 AM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 5:16:21 AM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
1/9/2021 5:16:21 AM | Universe@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: job cache full; NVIDIA GPU: )
1/9/2021 5:16:24 AM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed
1/9/2021 5:16:24 AM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 6:16:26 AM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
1/9/2021 6:16:26 AM | Universe@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: job cache full; NVIDIA GPU: )
1/9/2021 6:16:29 AM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed
1/9/2021 6:16:29 AM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 7:16:30 AM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
1/9/2021 7:16:30 AM | Universe@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: job cache full; NVIDIA GPU: )
1/9/2021 7:16:32 AM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed
1/9/2021 7:16:32 AM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 7:52:26 AM | | Suspending network activity - computer is in use
1/9/2021 8:22:28 AM | | Resuming computation
1/9/2021 8:22:28 AM | | Resuming network activity
1/9/2021 8:22:28 AM | Milkyway@Home | Starting task de_modfit_84_bundle4_4s_south4s_bgset_4_1603804501_58670803_1
1/9/2021 8:22:28 AM | Universe@Home | Starting task universe_bh2_190723_350_2875582125_20000_1-999999_585100_0
1/9/2021 8:22:28 AM | Universe@Home | Starting task universe_bh2_190723_350_2891852109_20000_1-999999_855100_0
1/9/2021 8:22:28 AM | Universe@Home | Starting task universe_bh2_190723_350_2908267092_20000_1-999999_270100_1
1/9/2021 8:22:28 AM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
1/9/2021 8:22:28 AM | Universe@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: job cache full; NVIDIA GPU: )
1/9/2021 8:22:29 AM | | Suspending computation - no recent user activity
1/9/2021 8:22:29 AM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed
1/9/2021 8:22:29 AM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 9:22:31 AM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
1/9/2021 9:22:31 AM | Universe@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
1/9/2021 9:22:34 AM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
1/9/2021 9:22:34 AM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 9:22:36 AM | Universe@Home | Started download of universe_bh2_190723_350_3001626999_20000_1-999999_630100
1/9/2021 9:22:39 AM | Universe@Home | Finished download of universe_bh2_190723_350_3001626999_20000_1-999999_630100
1/9/2021 10:22:36 AM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
1/9/2021 10:22:36 AM | Universe@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: job cache full; NVIDIA GPU: )
1/9/2021 10:22:38 AM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed
1/9/2021 10:22:38 AM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 11:22:40 AM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
1/9/2021 11:22:40 AM | Universe@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: job cache full; NVIDIA GPU: )
1/9/2021 11:22:43 AM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed
1/9/2021 11:22:43 AM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 12:22:45 PM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
1/9/2021 12:22:45 PM | Universe@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: job cache full; NVIDIA GPU: )
1/9/2021 12:22:47 PM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed
1/9/2021 12:22:47 PM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 1:22:49 PM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
1/9/2021 1:22:49 PM | Universe@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: job cache full; NVIDIA GPU: )
1/9/2021 1:22:50 PM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed
1/9/2021 1:22:50 PM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 2:22:52 PM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
1/9/2021 2:22:52 PM | Universe@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: job cache full; NVIDIA GPU: )
1/9/2021 2:22:54 PM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed
1/9/2021 2:22:54 PM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 3:08:01 PM | | Suspending network activity - computer is in use
1/9/2021 7:12:50 PM | | Resuming computation
1/9/2021 7:12:50 PM | | Resuming network activity
1/9/2021 7:12:50 PM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
1/9/2021 7:12:50 PM | Universe@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: job cache full; NVIDIA GPU: )
1/9/2021 7:12:51 PM | | Suspending computation - no recent user activity
1/9/2021 7:12:52 PM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed
1/9/2021 7:12:52 PM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 8:12:54 PM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
1/9/2021 8:12:54 PM | Universe@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
1/9/2021 8:12:56 PM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
1/9/2021 8:12:56 PM | Universe@Home | Project requested delay of 11 seconds
1/9/2021 8:12:58 PM | Universe@Home | Started download of universe_bh2_190723_351_112264888_20000_1-999999_265100
1/9/2021 8:13:01 PM | Universe@Home | Finished download of universe_bh2_190723_351_112264888_20000_1-999999_265100
1/9/2021 8:59:00 PM | | Suspending network activity - computer is in use
1/9/2021 9:36:14 PM | | Re-reading cc_config.xml
1/9/2021 9:36:14 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
1/9/2021 9:36:15 PM | | Re-reading cc_config.xml
1/9/2021 9:36:15 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
1/9/2021 9:36:51 PM | | Re-reading cc_config.xml
1/9/2021 9:36:51 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
1/9/2021 9:37:02 PM | | General prefs: from http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ (last modified 13-Jun-2011 09:29:33)
1/9/2021 9:37:02 PM | | Host location: none
1/9/2021 9:37:02 PM | | General prefs: using your defaults
1/9/2021 9:37:02 PM | | Preferences:
1/9/2021 9:37:02 PM | | max memory usage when active: 4069.41 MB
1/9/2021 9:37:02 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 7324.93 MB
1/9/2021 9:37:02 PM | | max disk usage: 1.00 GB
1/9/2021 9:37:02 PM | | don't compute while active
1/9/2021 9:37:02 PM | | don't use GPU while active
1/9/2021 9:37:02 PM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 100%
1/9/2021 9:37:02 PM | | max download rate: 10000 bytes/sec
1/9/2021 9:37:02 PM | | max upload rate: 10000 bytes/sec
1/9/2021 9:37:02 PM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
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Message 102514 - Posted: 10 Jan 2021, 21:11:34 UTC - in response to Message 102507.  

Thank you Dr Who Fan, for hiding it.😊 I didn't catch that when I copied and pasted.
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Message 102518 - Posted: 11 Jan 2021, 0:47:04 UTC - in response to Message 102514.  

Thank you Dr Who Fan, for hiding it.😊 I didn't catch that when I copied and pasted.

Thank one of the board moderators who hid the email address after seeing it.

Similar to the Las Vegas saying... What is posted publicly to the internet usually stays on the internet for everyone to find and see.
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