Posts by Lizardtail

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : boinc auto starting (Message 37296)
Posted 27 Mar 2011 by Lizardtail
I had been running bonic for a couple years but alittle over 6 months ago i had to stop for a while but i wanted to start again and i just downloaded 6.6.38 for use on my laptop but now it starts up everytime i start my laptop up and yet is not listed in the my "start up" folder or in the list of start up programs in windows defender.

It does show up in windows defender under "currently running programs" and there on the right side info window under auto start it says no. So it should not be starting up on its own and yet it does.

Couple years ago when i first downloaded bonic i had been using i think 5.10.38? and there was talk of having bonic start up as a service and maybe this is what the new version is doing?

I'm hoping someone can give me the steps to stop this, i don't want bonic loading in at start up at times when i'm not going to be using it as my laptop is afew years old now and i can't add more memory.

My specs are windows vista ultimate 64 bit OS, AMD TL-60 processor with 2GB memory. I have searched everywhere i can to try and fix this myself so i'd appreciate if someone here could help me with the steps to fix this.

I just want it to be a program installed on my computer for use when i want to start it and run it.

2) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Windows 64 version not installing on Vista 64 laptop (Message 13292)
Posted 26 Oct 2007 by Lizardtail
HI Matt
I have an AMD TL-60 64 bit and it came with both 64 bit and 32 bit Vista, i had a hard time getting bonic to be stable on my system back in march but get Vista Ultimate and make sure it has both versions the back up system and other parts are worth it! After learning how to set everything up right now my system is getting very stable and i run Bonic 24/7 at 100% CPU power on my laptop with a cooler. I have 2 gigs built in and i notice vista uses about 35% to 40% of memory and when i have bonic running it goes up too about 50% to 60%.

I tried switching to a 64 bit version of Bonic but some of my projects couldn't run on the 64 bit one and i went back to the 32 bit and everything from Bonic to my computer and projects are very stable and very enjoyable to run now. I'm really racking up the credits now! lol

I'm running Bonic version 5.10.20 and i can pause projects to do other things and if i run into any problems or need to restart i never lose any of the work my computers been doing, its GREAT!

CHeck it out oh and set your program updating to manual and check once a week for vista updates and to the same for norton if you have it cause they have updated me and shut my computer down to install and caused me to lose data before but not now.

I'm running an HP DV9225us and with vista you need 2 gigs for the stuff you'll be able to do. Oh and running 7 different projects bonic uses only about 1.2 gigs on my HD.

Hope this helps

I have been unable to get the Windows 64 version of BOINC to install on my machine, a new HP laptop runninh Windows Vista. I've tried both '20' and '21' with and without BOINC currently running and I always get this message: "This installation package is not supported by this processor type. Contact your product vendor."


Here is my computer's information, as collected by the Belarc Advisor program:
Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium (build 6000)

System Model
Hewlett-Packard Presario F500 (GF596UA#ABA) Rev 1
Enclosure Type: Notebook

1.70 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core TK-53
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Main Circuit Board
Board: Quanta 30D3 65.37
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Hewlett-Packard F.18 05/31/2007

80.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
22.24 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530B ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
Hitachi HTS541680J9S SCSI Disk Device (80.02 GB) -- drive 0

Memory Modules
958 Megabytes Installed Memory

3) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Windows 64 version not installing on Vista 64 laptop (Message 13291)
Posted 26 Oct 2007 by Lizardtail

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