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Message 1400670 - Posted: 8 Aug 2013, 16:18:59 UTC

I have installed this on a windows 8 computer and it tells me I need to restart, I do and when it reboots, it says that it needs to reboot(infinite loop). I have uninstalled and reinstalled and this did not solve the issue. Any ideas on how to resolve this?

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Message 1400737 - Posted: 8 Aug 2013, 18:11:42 UTC - in response to Message 1400670.
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I have installed this on a windows 8 computer and it tells me I need to restart, I do and when it reboots, it says that it needs to reboot(infinite loop).


Please note the words I have highlighted. I can't tell from your post what these terms refer to. Please be more specific.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled and this did not solve the issue. Any ideas on how to resolve this?


Again, what did you uninstall and reinstall? As a general rule, any programs/files involved with any project on BOINC would NOT require you to reboot your computer.

<EDIT> Looks like you resolved the issue and have plenty of work in progress.
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Message 1400751 - Posted: 8 Aug 2013, 18:46:25 UTC - in response to Message 1400737.

Depending on how BOINC is installed, a file is creating in the BOINC program directory called "RebootPending.txt" that doesn't get deleted properly. Removing this file will stop BOINC from constantly asking for a reboot.

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Message 1401033 - Posted: 9 Aug 2013, 12:26:32 UTC - in response to Message 1400751.
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The program I was referring to was BOINC. I have installed it on another computer, but I still would like to get it on my Windows 8 computer.


I will find that file and delete it and see if that resolves my issue.

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Message 1401266 - Posted: 10 Aug 2013, 0:43:56 UTC - in response to Message 1400751.

Depending on how BOINC is installed, a file is creating in the BOINC program directory called "RebootPending.txt" that doesn't get deleted properly. Removing this file will stop BOINC from constantly asking for a reboot.


That solved the issue. Thank-you for your help.

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