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Message 1268104 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 21:05:26 UTC

If I disable the screen saver in Windows XP, setting it to None.
Why is boinc.scr taking 25% of my CPU time?
How do I stop it being loaded?

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Message 1268112 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 21:56:28 UTC - in response to Message 1268104.

Is it because the screen saver is still in memory? Have you tried rebooting since setting your screen saver to none?

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Message 1268176 - Posted: 6 Aug 2012, 2:28:06 UTC

Did you select one of the tasks to view graphics?
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Message 1268306 - Posted: 6 Aug 2012, 9:18:51 UTC - in response to Message 1268104.

There is a bug in BOINC (tested and found in at least 6.10, 6.12 and 7.0) that when you preview the BOINC screen saver in Windows, that one or more boinc.scr processes keep running after you clicked the keyboard or moved the mouse.

Not so sure if this is a BOINC bug or a Windows bug, but I have reported it to the developers (last week already), they're looking into things, or at least put it on their to-do list.
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Message 1269121 - Posted: 8 Aug 2012, 16:24:43 UTC

The developers finally had time to look at this, and put in a fix. It will be fixed in BOINC 7.0.34

WINSCR: Fix problem with the screensaver needlessly cycling in preview mode. Ugh.

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