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Message 620048 - Posted: 16 Aug 2007, 3:33:02 UTC

I've been running S@H for a couple years now, since upgrading from the old classic version, with no problems. All of a sudden in the last couple days my PC would lock up a few moments after the screen saver stated. This coincided with what appeared to be the software updating itself (?) to version 5.27. I'm running a pretty clean installation of Win98SE, and have eliminated all other causes. I've had to disable it until I can figure out a solution. Any help would be appreciated.

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Message 620069 - Posted: 16 Aug 2007, 4:48:14 UTC - in response to Message 620048.  

I've been running S@H for a couple years now, since upgrading from the old classic version, with no problems. All of a sudden in the last couple days my PC would lock up a few moments after the screen saver stated. This coincided with what appeared to be the software updating itself (?) to version 5.27. I'm running a pretty clean installation of Win98SE, and have eliminated all other causes. I've had to disable it until I can figure out a solution. Any help would be appreciated.

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Try to see if using the blank screen saver helps. BOINC will run as a background task anyway.


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Message 620163 - Posted: 16 Aug 2007, 9:11:27 UTC

I observed the same behaviour on different xp machines. PCs are completely locked and have to be powered down.

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Message 620298 - Posted: 16 Aug 2007, 15:42:29 UTC - in response to Message 620069.  

I've been running S@H for a couple years now, since upgrading from the old classic version, with no problems. All of a sudden in the last couple days my PC would lock up a few moments after the screen saver stated. This coincided with what appeared to be the software updating itself (?) to version 5.27. I'm running a pretty clean installation of Win98SE, and have eliminated all other causes. I've had to disable it until I can figure out a solution. Any help would be appreciated.

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Try to see if using the blank screen saver helps. BOINC will run as a background task anyway.


Thanks, I will tonight. But I just installed on my new XP machine and have same behavior. Wiil advise.

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Message 620305 - Posted: 16 Aug 2007, 15:47:45 UTC - in response to Message 620163.  

I observed the same behaviour on different xp machines. PCs are completely locked and have to be powered down.


Good to here its not just me (XP & 98, previous post). Hopefully its a common bug that will be resolved soon.

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Message 620351 - Posted: 16 Aug 2007, 18:16:19 UTC

The same here
It's the second time in two days now...

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Message 621471 - Posted: 17 Aug 2007, 23:47:29 UTC

Anyone got any ideas yet?

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Message 621541 - Posted: 18 Aug 2007, 0:32:12 UTC

What is tha status of the Hard Disk light when the computer is locked up?




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Message 621669 - Posted: 18 Aug 2007, 3:23:44 UTC - in response to Message 621541.  
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What is tha status of the Hard Disk light when the computer is locked up?


No Activity. Computer is frozen.
This began immediatley after the 5.27 update.

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Message 621758 - Posted: 18 Aug 2007, 5:58:42 UTC - in response to Message 621669.  

The last versions of BOINC are increasingely bugged... The last one simply crash any application like Microsoft Excel and Corel Draw on some of my computers!


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Message 621761 - Posted: 18 Aug 2007, 6:02:58 UTC - in response to Message 621471.  

Anyone got any ideas yet?

Does it still happen with the screen saver turned off?
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Message 621762 - Posted: 18 Aug 2007, 6:03:27 UTC - in response to Message 621758.  

Of course I already tried all solutions suggested by Seti@Home, like updating drivers and the DirectX. The problem is the buggy BOINC itself...


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Message 621786 - Posted: 18 Aug 2007, 6:48:15 UTC - in response to Message 621762.  

Of course I already tried all solutions suggested by Seti@Home, like updating drivers and the DirectX. The problem is the buggy BOINC itself...


The user noticed a problem after SETI updated itself from v5.15 to 5.27, not after updating BOINC. There may be a bug in the new science app. This doesn't seem to be a problem with BOINC.

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Message 621787 - Posted: 18 Aug 2007, 6:48:46 UTC - in response to Message 621762.  

Of course I already tried all solutions suggested by Seti@Home

Does it still happen with the screen saver off?

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Message 622804 - Posted: 19 Aug 2007, 20:51:28 UTC - in response to Message 621787.  

Of course I already tried all solutions suggested by Seti@Home

Does it still happen with the screen saver off?


Yes. I finally was able to confirm this, on both my trusty Win98SE machine, and the new XP machine I recently set up. Something is wrong with 5.27.

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Message 622924 - Posted: 19 Aug 2007, 23:18:03 UTC - in response to Message 622804.  

Of course I already tried all solutions suggested by Seti@Home

Does it still happen with the screen saver off?


Yes. I finally was able to confirm this, on both my trusty Win98SE machine, and the new XP machine I recently set up. Something is wrong with 5.27.

Can you try installing an optomized application without graphics? At the moment, I can't remember where these are.


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Message 623041 - Posted: 20 Aug 2007, 2:29:27 UTC - in response to Message 622924.  

Of course I already tried all solutions suggested by Seti@Home

Does it still happen with the screen saver off?


Yes. I finally was able to confirm this, on both my trusty Win98SE machine, and the new XP machine I recently set up. Something is wrong with 5.27.

Can you try installing an optomized application without graphics? At the moment, I can't remember where these are.


I can try. Is that something I would download from this site? How does it run, in comparison to the regular application?

Also, I've noticed earlier posts in this thread (from uapel and Grunneger), virtually the same problem reported. With that in mind, I'm trying to understand if (or how) this might be somehow unique to me, especially since it affected my older Win98SE machine, and new XP system, which have nothing in common with one another.

This is an interesting puzzel.

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Message 623679 - Posted: 20 Aug 2007, 23:37:52 UTC - in response to Message 623041.  

Of course I already tried all solutions suggested by Seti@Home

Does it still happen with the screen saver off?


Yes. I finally was able to confirm this, on both my trusty Win98SE machine, and the new XP machine I recently set up. Something is wrong with 5.27.

Can you try installing an optomized application without graphics? At the moment, I can't remember where these are.


I can try. Is that something I would download from this site? How does it run, in comparison to the regular application?

Also, I've noticed earlier posts in this thread (from uapel and Grunneger), virtually the same problem reported. With that in mind, I'm trying to understand if (or how) this might be somehow unique to me, especially since it affected my older Win98SE machine, and new XP system, which have nothing in common with one another.

This is an interesting puzzel.


Yes, it is an interesting puzzle.

No, the optimized applications are not downloaded from this site, they come from third party sites. A good optimized application will run faster than the stock application. This is because the optimized applications are for specific CPUs rather than being for all windows intel machines.


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Message 623922 - Posted: 21 Aug 2007, 12:02:44 UTC - in response to Message 623679.  

Of course I already tried all solutions suggested by Seti@Home

Does it still happen with the screen saver off?


Yes. I finally was able to confirm this, on both my trusty Win98SE machine, and the new XP machine I recently set up. Something is wrong with 5.27.

Can you try installing an optomized application without graphics? At the moment, I can't remember where these are.


I can try. Is that something I would download from this site? How does it run, in comparison to the regular application?

Also, I've noticed earlier posts in this thread (from uapel and Grunneger), virtually the same problem reported. With that in mind, I'm trying to understand if (or how) this might be somehow unique to me, especially since it affected my older Win98SE machine, and new XP system, which have nothing in common with one another.

This is an interesting puzzel.


Yes, it is an interesting puzzle.

No, the optimized applications are not downloaded from this site, they come from third party sites. A good optimized application will run faster than the stock application. This is because the optimized applications are for specific CPUs rather than being for all windows intel machines.


I see. So where would I go now?

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Message 624064 - Posted: 21 Aug 2007, 21:48:07 UTC - in response to Message 623922.  

Of course I already tried all solutions suggested by Seti@Home

Does it still happen with the screen saver off?


Yes. I finally was able to confirm this, on both my trusty Win98SE machine, and the new XP machine I recently set up. Something is wrong with 5.27.

Can you try installing an optomized application without graphics? At the moment, I can't remember where these are.


I can try. Is that something I would download from this site? How does it run, in comparison to the regular application?

Also, I've noticed earlier posts in this thread (from uapel and Grunneger), virtually the same problem reported. With that in mind, I'm trying to understand if (or how) this might be somehow unique to me, especially since it affected my older Win98SE machine, and new XP system, which have nothing in common with one another.

This is an interesting puzzel.


Yes, it is an interesting puzzle.

No, the optimized applications are not downloaded from this site, they come from third party sites. A good optimized application will run faster than the stock application. This is because the optimized applications are for specific CPUs rather than being for all windows intel machines.


I see. So where would I go now?

http://lunatics.at/index.php



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