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Message 828868 - Posted: 10 Nov 2008, 7:26:41 UTC

i currently have win xp as my primary opperating system but i also have ubuntu as an option on my boot menu. i have installed bionce manager on my xp system but everytime i reboot, it keeps telling me a reboot is required for the manager to work. i have even shut down my computer and re started it but it keeps telling me the same. i think maybe it is because the reboot is not fullfilling properly as it pauses on the system boot option before i give it a command to boot either xp or ubuntu.is there a way round this? if so, can anybody tell me what it is? kind regards, peter
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Message 828876 - Posted: 10 Nov 2008, 8:42:55 UTC - in response to Message 828868.  

i currently have win xp as my primary opperating system but i also have ubuntu as an option on my boot menu. i have installed bionce
reminds me of Beyoncé Knowles from Destiny's Child :-)
manager on my xp system but everytime i reboot, it keeps telling me a reboot is required for the manager to work. i have even shut down my computer and re started it but it keeps telling me the same. i think maybe it is because the reboot is not fullfilling properly as it pauses on the system boot option before i give it a command to boot either xp or ubuntu.is there a way round this? if so, can anybody tell me what it is? kind regards, peter

Look for a file called "rebootpending.txt" in the BOINC (data) directory and delete it. The Data directory is probably hidden, so be sure to set the right options in Windows-Explorer.

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Message 828878 - Posted: 10 Nov 2008, 9:01:13 UTC - in response to Message 828876.  
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i currently have win xp as my primary opperating system but i also have ubuntu as an option on my boot menu. i have installed bionce
reminds me of Beyoncé Knowles from Destiny's Child :-)
manager on my xp system but everytime i reboot, it keeps telling me a reboot is required for the manager to work. i have even shut down my computer and re started it but it keeps telling me the same. i think maybe it is because the reboot is not fullfilling properly as it pauses on the system boot option before i give it a command to boot either xp or ubuntu.is there a way round this? if so, can anybody tell me what it is? kind regards, peter

Look for a file called "rebootpending.txt" in the BOINC (data) directory and delete it. The Data directory is probably hidden, so be sure to set the right options in Windows-Explorer.

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If you'rve upgraded BOINC from 6.2.13 according to this info, you may need to uninstall BOINC thru the Contol Panel first and then delete the rebootpending.txt from the Data folder.

[Edit] As noted by Ageless delete the rebootpending.txt from the program dir, though just recently someone else had a similar problem and couldn't find it in the program dir so if that's the case here too then check the Data folder[/Edit]
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Message 828881 - Posted: 10 Nov 2008, 9:15:58 UTC
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People, the RebootPending.txt file will be in the BOINC directory, not in the BOINC Data directory.
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