Windows update stopped Seti@home Dead in its tracks, please help

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Message 1916452 - Posted: 2 Feb 2018, 7:02:09 UTC

so after trying to diagnose the problem myself for about a week with no luck ive decided to ask for help.

the seti@home screen saver just wont turn on! my computer runs at 3 or 4% at idle and around 25-30% while gaming/live-streaming but recently the screen saver will flick on and then immediately flick off again. it wont even come up when i try to start a preview from the windows display settings. not really sure what happend but i haven't been able to crunch on this computer since and it ran fine until about January 18th when it stopped dead

any advice would help
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Message 1916453 - Posted: 2 Feb 2018, 7:36:20 UTC - in response to Message 1916452.  

Perhaps Microsoft finally went ahead with what they threatened about and disabled the screen saver for everything but the lock screen? If that's the case, there's no going back.

One other option is that during the update your videocard drivers were updated with ones given out by Windows, and that these miss OpenCL, required for the screen saver.
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Message 1916994 - Posted: 5 Feb 2018, 3:11:00 UTC

2/4/2018 6:45:16 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.8.3 for windows_x86_64
2/4/2018 6:45:16 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
2/4/2018 6:45:16 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
2/4/2018 6:45:16 PM | | Data directory: E:\BOINC DATA
2/4/2018 6:45:16 PM | | Running under account JARVIS
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1070 (driver version 390.65, CUDA version 9.1, compute capability 6.1, 4096MB, 3558MB available, 7046 GFLOPS peak)
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1070 (driver version 390.65, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 8192MB, 3558MB available, 7046 GFLOPS peak)
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | Host name: JARVIS
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | Processor: 16 AuthenticAMD AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Eight-Core Processor [Family 23 Model 1 Stepping 1]
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 htt pni ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 svm sse4a osvw skinit wdt tce topx page1gb rdtscp fsgsbase bmi1 smep
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Core x64 Edition, (10.00.16299.00)
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | Memory: 31.93 GB physical, 36.68 GB virtual
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | Disk: 931.02 GB total, 779.80 GB free
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | Local time is UTC -8 hours
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 8337840; resource share 100
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 13-Nov-2017 20:23:44)
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | SETI@home | Computer location: home
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | Reading preferences override file
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | Preferences:
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | max memory usage when active: 16347.94 MB
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 29426.29 MB
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | max disk usage: 5.00 GB
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | max CPUs used: 4
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | don't compute while active
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | don't use GPU while active
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 15%
2/4/2018 6:45:20 PM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
2/4/2018 6:45:21 PM | | Suspending computation - computer is in use
2/4/2018 6:45:21 PM | | Suspending network activity - computer is in use
2/4/2018 7:07:33 PM | | Resuming network activity
2/4/2018 7:07:37 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
2/4/2018 7:07:37 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 1 completed tasks
2/4/2018 7:07:37 PM | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA GPU
2/4/2018 7:07:38 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2/4/2018 7:07:38 PM | SETI@home | Project has no tasks available
2/4/2018 7:07:47 PM | | Suspending computation - computer is in use
2/4/2018 7:07:47 PM | | Suspending network activity - computer is in use


this is what happened when my computer tried to run the screen saver, it looked like it was going to run the screen saver and then it blinked on and off and stopped calculating, very frustrating. and if its a windows thing wouldn't we be seeing hundreds of people reporting the exact same problem at about the exact same time?
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Message 1917034 - Posted: 5 Feb 2018, 9:50:28 UTC - in response to Message 1916994.  

Not everyone runs the screen saver anymore.
One other option it could be is that you are now only running tasks on the GPU. Tasks on the GPU don't have the graphics application, so they cannot show the Seti screen saver but will show the default BOINC screen saver instead. If that one doesn't show either, then it's definitely something in Windows.

Your drivers look fine to me.
By the way, work can run fine without the screen saver. The screen saver isn't necessary to do work, it's just eye-candy. And with monitors these days being LCD, LED, OLED etc. a screen saver isn't necessary anymore as these hardly burn in (if at all, but certainly not permanently), and that's what the screen saver was invented for to prevent: burning in of static images.
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