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Son Goku
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Message 27347 - Posted: 13 Sep 2009, 14:59:20 UTC

I've used BOINC since early days (had an old seti@home classic account even for many years before it came out, that got migrated over); and never ran into a problem like this. Also if we were talking Windows 7, or a new computer I could see some upcomming OS issues creeping in. But I'm running Windows XP still, which has been around for ages and has been proven reliable through the long haul, in terms of software useage time frame. So this has me.

Installed the recent client for BOINC, did change the directories (I'm sorry, but trying to default to application data on the system hard drive does NOT work for me, I'd rather it stay in the BOINC folder, on a seperate external hard drive. My USB2 HD has 100 GB, vs only 33 or so GB on my OS drive, space sucks there). OK, all good, no problems ever, in the past. But now, fresh install of Windows (not that long ago), and it wants a reboot after install, all standard.

Well until it reboots. Because it then says "BOINC requires the system to be rebooted in order to work properly". It just rebooted, ok so let it reboot again. This is a persistent problem, and whatever it should do during a reboot, it isn't; and as such, an infinite number of reboots will never fix this. So, perhaps this is going to have to be done manually? Exactly what is BOINC needng a reboot for, and how to force it done, step by step, to get the ting to run. It isn't fixing itself on it's own. This is with the current lattest release version of BOINC off the BOINC download page, for Windows.
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Message 27348 - Posted: 13 Sep 2009, 15:02:55 UTC - in response to Message 27347.  
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sounds like you have it installed as a service.

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=3178
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Message 27349 - Posted: 13 Sep 2009, 15:29:34 UTC - in response to Message 27347.  

Navigate to your BOINC directory (I think it's in the BOINC directory at least, else check the Data directory) and delete the RebootPending.txt, then just restart BOINC.

It happens at times that this file stays behind.
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Message 27350 - Posted: 13 Sep 2009, 15:31:11 UTC - in response to Message 27348.  
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sounds like you have it installed as a service.

What tells you that?

@Son Goku: There's a file in the BOINC directory with something like "reboot" in the name. Delete it.

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[edit]Too late (again :-)[/edit]
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Message 27351 - Posted: 13 Sep 2009, 16:46:40 UTC

Thanks, can shrub again :)
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