Posts by paul

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : Changing wallpaper (Message 68945)
Posted 12 Apr 2016 by paul
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I have windows 10 now and I like my wallpaper, however quite often a black screen comes up to tell me I am supporting a project my total and what is running
this never happened before on my xp. Is there a way to turn this off?
thanks
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc stuck on updating (Message 52839)
Posted 27 Feb 2014 by paul
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hello
thanks for your replies I downloaded the new version 7.39 and thought this may be the problem so I went back and downloaded version 7.06 and they immediatly uploaded so it is version 7.39 that does not work
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc stuck on updating (Message 52831)
Posted 27 Feb 2014 by paul
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Hello

My finished projects have been stuck on my transfer page with very little done all day ie they are stuck at 0.04% retry now does not make any difference
I checked my event log and all files show the message "project file upload handler is missing" on every project I also see a message "scheduler request failed error 400"
does anybody else have this problem or is there a solution
thanks Paul
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : System restore (Message 34491)
Posted 2 Sep 2010 by paul
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I needed to do a system restore to get my computer sorted out following a corrupt update from Superantispyware and this resulted in several projects coming up with a computation error.
is there anything I could have done first to stop this, if i need to do it again.
thanks Paul
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Running CPU benchmarks (Message 30795)
Posted 4 Feb 2010 by paul
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My Boinc sometimes comes up with this message Running Boinc benchmarks and suspends the running programs,
it then resumes the projects about 32 seconds later. however all projects then go straight back to their last saved position.I can lose several hours work on some projects and other shorter ones getting close to finish will start again.

can I turn off whatever causes this as I did not run the CPu benchmarks , it did it itself,
alternatively can it automatically save the running projects before running this?

thanks Paul
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : communicating with client please wait (Message 30413)
Posted 1 Jan 2010 by paul
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Hi
I keep getting this message which completely locks my computer up for about 5 minutes each time.
There are only 2 boxes to tick, Exit boinc and Cancel but neither seem to do much good.
I would suggest a 3rd button which disconnects the internet connection instantly as if it cannot sort it out with the client in a few seconds it should be terminated
if this cannot be done perhaps a warning not to chuck a brick through the screen in frustation should be included.
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Communicating with Boinc Client -please wait (Message 27753)
Posted 4 Oct 2009 by paul
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I occasionally keep getting this message and it is a pain in the neck as it often stops boinc for about a minutes then they run for a little while then the message appears again sometimes as little as 3 seconds

the trouble is when it shows everything else on my pc stops as well

it would be useful to have details of which project it is and an option to not let it connect as it only gives two options of closing boinc or clear neither of which are helpful
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc links (Message 27714)
Posted 1 Oct 2009 by paul
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Hi Jord

it seem to stay ok for a few hours and then takes a while to load them and occasionally works correctly again later

Today it was working but I needed to reinstall 3 times. since the last time it worked a few hours then went slow but is working again now without a re-install
I occasionally receive a message that it cannot download because it cannot find the browser so it could just be an occasional problem as the internet is still working

I use IE8 and windows XL

it seems to happen with all projects including the help tab which takes you to Boinc help, Boinc Managers Help and boinc website

today i clicked on the milkyway link and I knew it had stopped working properly so I did a google search found boinc and downloaded boinc it and ran and came up with the repair screen and uninstsll screen and I installed it and ran it all before the original milkyway website came up

I will try next time it happens to clear tempory internet files
when i get the next message about it failing to find the browser i will let you know the message.
thanks again Paul

9) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc links (Message 27705)
Posted 1 Oct 2009 by paul
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I have noticed a problem since the 6.6.36 was downloaded and still occurs with 6.6.38

when you click on the internet links on boinc it sometimes takes a few minutes to download them and stops boinc running until it does download it. this also affects any links from emails.

I decided to reinstall boinc and everything works perfectly for a little while with almost instant internet pages but eventually goes back to a few minutes until I re install boinc
the trouble is by re installing it can upset and give errors on some of the running projects.
it looks like boinc is causing this error

10) Message boards : Projects : News on project outages. (Message 26006)
Posted 14 Jul 2009 by paul
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it looks like Freehal@home has been down for the last 24 hours
11) Message boards : Projects : Passing Report Deadline (Message 25768)
Posted 28 Jun 2009 by paul
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thanks

although if the project does not do it, then it would would be a good idea to detatch from it.
12) Message boards : Projects : Passing Report Deadline (Message 25763)
Posted 28 Jun 2009 by paul
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If you complete a project well in time and it cannot upload due to a known server problem with the project servers and you past the report deadline and it is still in upload status do you lose all the credits as it will eventually report late?
thanks
13) Message boards : Questions and problems : 3 cpu? (Message 25651)
Posted 24 Jun 2009 by paul
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Hi Jahn

no mine is an intel(r)cor(Tm) 2Cpu 6400 at 213 ghz 2gb of ram
if this makes sense

Paul
14) Message boards : Questions and problems : 3 cpu? (Message 25649)
Posted 24 Jun 2009 by paul
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I have running boinc for 4 months and I have 2 cpu's so all the time I have 2 running proccesses and the rest waiting to start or ready to run.
I have added freehal@home to my list of projects today and downloaded a project I find for the first time I have 3 running processes.
is this ok as all 3 have there percent increasing although only the original 2 show up on the task manager as using 50% each.
if it is ok is there a way to run 3 all the time
thanks as this has puzzled me today
Paul
15) Message boards : Questions and problems : cpu usage (Message 25551)
Posted 19 Jun 2009 by paul
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Hi
thanks for clarifying
I find the 60% came from primegrid and wonder if they have 60% as the default as I do not remember changing it.

it now stays at 100%

regards Paul
16) Message boards : Questions and problems : cpu usage (Message 25548)
Posted 19 Jun 2009 by paul
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hi Jord
not on mine
when it was set at 100% and you hit clear to reset all local preferances to go back to the default it changes it to 60%
I also re downloaded version 6.6.36 and it was set as 60%

Paul
17) Message boards : Questions and problems : cpu usage (Message 25546)
Posted 19 Jun 2009 by paul
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Hello
I found another advantage of setting it to 100%

when I used Tthrottle when it was set to 60% it showed a temperature of around 55-63 degrees and now shows at only 36%. and has not gone above 38 in the last 24 hours
I wonder why the default is 60 not 100 as this looks better all round?

regards Paul
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : cpu usage (Message 25514)
Posted 17 Jun 2009 by paul
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Hi
thank you for your quick reply
it was set at the default of 60% so I have upped it to 100% and problem solved
thank you

Paul
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : cpu usage (Message 25510)
Posted 17 Jun 2009 by paul
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When I am running boinc only and looking at the windows task manager, the cpu usage varies from 0% to 100% and back again about every 2 seconds permanently.
The performance tab shows about 30 peaks and troughs all the time
is this normal? or have I got a problem

I can supply a screenprint of this if required but cannot add it to this message

thanks in advance for any solution
paul
20) Message boards : Projects : figures not updating (Message 25238)
Posted 6 Jun 2009 by paul
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I use Boinc stats and notice my id 5132554 has not been updated and shows no work done for 3 days and shows a figure of 62185 total credits for 3 days . when I click on my name it shows other stats which do update and shows on 3rd june 170 credits 4th june 322 credits 5th june 1628 credits also this currently shows 69304 credits. I think these should be showing on the main page and i am puzzled as work gets submitted everyday.
thanks for your help


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