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Message 1520913 - Posted: 25 May 2014, 11:17:47 UTC

I'd welcome some help with this problem!

I was a regular old SETI@Home user on my old Win95 machine and never had any problems with it.

I've recently (belatedly!) upgraded to a new PC running Win 7 (version 6.1, build 7601:Service pack 1).

I downloaded the BOINC client, it initially connected to the localhost machine, and seemed to be working correctly.

However, after closing down the machine at the end of the day, when I subsequently came to restart it, I find that the BOINC client steadfastly refuses to connect to the localhost computer. All that I get (repeatedly!) is an error message stating:

"The BOINC client has exited unexpectedly 3 times within the last 3 minutes. Would you like to restart it again?"

Clicking on YES has no effect - I just wait 3 minutes and then get the same message...

Do I need to do some clever configuration of my PC to allow BOINC to connect correctly?

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Message 1520949 - Posted: 25 May 2014, 15:27:43 UTC - in response to Message 1520913.

I'd welcome some help with this problem!

I was a regular old SETI@Home user on my old Win95 machine and never had any problems with it.

I've recently (belatedly!) upgraded to a new PC running Win 7 (version 6.1, build 7601:Service pack 1).

I downloaded the BOINC client, it initially connected to the localhost machine, and seemed to be working correctly.

However, after closing down the machine at the end of the day, when I subsequently came to restart it, I find that the BOINC client steadfastly refuses to connect to the localhost computer. All that I get (repeatedly!) is an error message stating:

"The BOINC client has exited unexpectedly 3 times within the last 3 minutes. Would you like to restart it again?"

Clicking on YES has no effect - I just wait 3 minutes and then get the same message...

Do I need to do some clever configuration of my PC to allow BOINC to connect correctly?

Which version of BOINC are you running?
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Message 1521235 - Posted: 26 May 2014, 10:38:52 UTC - in response to Message 1520949.

I'm running ver 7.7.42 (x86)- I'm assuming that this is the latest version as I only downloaded it just the other day.

Getting the same error message upon starting up the PC today.


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