BOINC not connecting to manager

Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC not connecting to manager
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

Profile Rogue Leader

Send message
Joined: 1 Dec 02
Posts: 11
Credit: 3,203,639
RAC: 326
United States
Message 1303655 - Posted: 8 Nov 2012, 18:37:53 UTC

Recently installed a new HD and reinstalled win7 x64.

Ever since then, BOINC will not run, its forever when its started "communicating with BOINC Manager".

I have BOINC installed on a different HD other than the C/Windows HD. That and the above new hd/os are the only differences. I did reinstall BOINC as well to latest version.
ID: 1303655 · Report as offensive
Profile Ageless
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 9 Jun 99
Posts: 14458
Credit: 3,643,095
RAC: 484
Message 1303690 - Posted: 8 Nov 2012, 19:51:59 UTC - in response to Message 1303655.  

See BOINC Manager cannot connect to a client.

Ancient Astronaut Theorists can tell you that I do not help with tech questions via private message. Please use the forums for that.
ID: 1303690 · Report as offensive
Profile Rogue Leader

Send message
Joined: 1 Dec 02
Posts: 11
Credit: 3,203,639
RAC: 326
United States
Message 1303761 - Posted: 8 Nov 2012, 23:13:49 UTC

Read it (thanks for posting it I looked but didnt see it or any threads addressing this)

Checked it, still having issue

To address all four points:
*Turned firewall completely off, plus allowed both boinc programs (windows fw, no other fw)
*Nothing else is using the port. Netstat doesnt lie.
*Restarted computer which resets all boinc components
*This is a new install, so only 1 GPU and brand new driver set on it.

Any ideas?
ID: 1303761 · Report as offensive

Send message
Joined: 2 Mar 12
Posts: 3
Credit: 2,231,444
RAC: 0
Message 1306111 - Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 15:40:56 UTC

Time to time i have the same problem. Everything goes well, computing is successful while somehow BOINC Manager the connection being lost to BOINC Client. And it can not be restored.
In mean time the BOINC Client works normally (the processes are listed in task manager / process explorer).

My solution is:
Note: i use different folder for BOINC Data.
Uninstall BOINC. The BOINC client will be stopped. Computing will be ended but not lost. Delete the BOINC folder from "Program File", Do not delete "BOINC Data" folder.
Install the latest version (the same) again. All the task will become available again from 'BOINC data' folder.

After the clear installation the connection will become available without any problems. And all the tasks will be continued.

This is the only solution which works for me.
[url]BOINC Manager cannot connect to a client[/url] is useless. All the points mentioned in this thread are correct.
ID: 1306111 · Report as offensive
Michael E. Hoffpauir

Send message
Joined: 13 Nov 99
Posts: 2
Credit: 109,763,660
RAC: 52,323
United States
Message 1320276 - Posted: 27 Dec 2012, 1:26:10 UTC

I am running Win 8 (32 bit & 64 bit) on multiple machines. I have discovered that if I exit BOINC, then try to restart it, it fails to connect to the Setiathome Server. I have ensured that the BOINC Manager is "allowed" in my Firewall settings. The only remedy that works, about 90% of the time, is to "repair" the installation. There have been a couple of instances, though, where I've had to remove BOINC, revert to a much older version (e.g. 5.10.45) and then reinstall 7.0.28.

Any thoughts on why I have the reconnect problem?

Seasons Greetings from Norfolk VA.
ID: 1320276 · Report as offensive

Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC not connecting to manager

©2018 University of California
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.