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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1661424)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Ageless
Could be a corrupted mouse or other driver....

When you have time reinstall the SSD & at reboot run the SSD's Manufacturer's Diagnostic Program to scan for possible corrupted data (probably will take several hours to do thorough scan).

How did you initially install Windows to the SSD?
1) Clean Install from Windows DVD.
- or -
2) Copy/Transfer with the SSD's Manufacturer's Install/Copy Program using the bootable Seagate HDD as the source.

I did a clean install to the SSD from windowd dvd. Did the same with the seagate .

Wait... are you saying you installed Windows on the SSD and the HDD? Why?
It only needs to be on one drive, the primary boot drive, you know that?

(And it is best to keep the DVD-RW as first boot device, as else you can never start up with a (Live) CD or DVD, or the Windows DVD, in those circumstances that require it. It's even a good idea to put USB as the very first, then DVD, then the drive that holds Windows or other operating system).
22) Questions and Answers : Windows : Endless Computation error messages (Message 1660785)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Ageless
It's not BOINC causing the errors. BOINC doesn't do any science, that's done by the Seti science applications. BOINC is merely the managing program, is used to schedule what to run next and a way to download, store and upload work.

The error you run into is exit code -1073741819 (0xc0000005).
The exit code is one that's thrown by the science application, while the latter part (0xc0000005) is a representation of what this error would be if Windows would throw it.

So you could put "windows +0xc0000005" (sans quotes) in a search engine and see what rolls out of there. Or just believe us who dealt with this error for a couple of years now and found that it's predominantly caused by faulty hardware drivers. Change drivers to correct ones and it'll work.

Now, you haven't been told to chase driver versions on a trial and error basis by anyone here. You've been pointed to other threads in which people point out that there are Intel GPU driver versions that do not work with the Seti science application for the Intel GPU. But that one or more drivers, pointed out, are working correctly.

You said you rolled back to 10.18.10.3907 but this doesn't work. So why not try the 10.18.10.3621 pointed to by Richard? This one is certified by several people to work correctly.

If you want a more up-to-date version to satisfy the requirements of other programs, you can go for 15.33.32.64.4061.

In both cases use the 64bit version of the drivers.
23) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Quadro FX4800 (Message 1659720)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Ageless
Tue 31 Mar 2015 12:22:48 AM EDT | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: Quadro FX 4800 (driver version unknown, CUDA version 6.0, compute capability 1.3, 1536MB, 1489MB available, 694 GFLOPS peak)
Tue 31 Mar 2015 12:22:48 AM EDT | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: Quadro FX 4800 (driver version 331.113, device version OpenCL 1.0 CUDA, 1536MB, 1489MB available, 694 GFLOPS peak)
Tue 31 Mar 2015 12:22:48 AM EDT | | NVIDIA library reports 1 GPU

BOINC's found your GPU, but the only default applications Seti has to run work on a GPU under Linux are those for Astropulse v7 tasks, and those are not available. See server status for if they're available.
24) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : After updating to the latest Omega driver, only one GPU core is doing work (Message 1659265)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Ageless
Maybe the current BOINC version say "(ignored by config)" even if that means the default of <use_all_gpus>0</use_all_gpus> is used.
(If no cc_config.xml exist BOINC acts using defaults)

Good question.

No, according to the source code, the ignored by config is explicitely mentioned when the user has the <ignore_X_dev> set in cc_config.xml
When there is more than one GPU in the system and they're (all) different so that only the best GPU is used, the message on the other one(s) is not used.

Example given: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=7988
25) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 7.4.42 (Message 1659263)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Ageless
Maybe they could reword it something nicer...

This is the BOINC User Manual Wiki. It's mainly kept up-to-date by BOINC users. Or at least, by those two or three still surviving/interested ones who pass by there once in a blue moon and who when they see something wrong, may edit it.

So you could friendly ask someone with an account to do so and tell what to change; e.g. Richard has an account, I have one.

But easiest is to just get your own account so that in the future when your eyeballs burn out of their sockets again, you don't have to sneakily flame the person who wrote something there, but instead you can go in and change it immediately. To do so, email David and ask for an account, then go edit and reword everything in your own image.
26) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Resolution changes while my PC is working. (Message 1659036)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Ageless
It's what those posts were posted in first, but they were moved by Julie to a thread of their own (hence Julie's name on the thread as starter).
27) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC 7.4.42 Windows_x86_64 Keeps Shutting Itself Down Under Windows 8.1 (Message 1658379)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Ageless
found that \programdata was listed as being "read-only" and "hidden".

Additionally information, all directories and subdirectories in Windows are Read-Only. This applies only to the actual directory, not to any files therein.

All Windows folders are always marked read-only. This does not mean that they are read-only. The Windows folder read-only flag can never be changed by the user, all Windows folders will always be flagged as read-only.

Windows uses the folder read-only flag for internal purposes. Improper Windows permissions may stop access to a folder but a user with proper permissions can always write into a folder regardless of the setting of the folder read-only flag.

The folder read-only flag setting serves only one purpose, it is there to allow a user to mark all the files inside the folder as read-only or not read-only all at one time.

It is possible for a programmer to change the folder read-only flag to "not read-only" but absolutely nothing is gained by doing this.

From a technical point of view it's true, a folder "object" is read-only to the user. A folder is a Windows object, much like an ordinary file, that is a collection of data containing information about the folder. The folder object is managed by the Windows file system and only Windows has permission to change any of that folder object data.
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28) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC 7.4.42 Windows_x86_64 Keeps Shutting Itself Down Under Windows 8.1 (Message 1657946)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Ageless
Sounds to me like something external is killing BOINC cold-heartedly. The --- Exiting line will always show (without debug line) when BOINC is given the normal exit command. It won't show when something or someone kills the boinc.exe process, as then BOINC cannot gracefully shut down, exit the applications, release the memory etc.

So I don't think it was something 7.4.42 was doing on its own. Not with the information given so far.
Which anti-virus and other anti-malware packages do you have installed and are these allowed to scan in real time?
Do you have both the BOINC data directory and the BOINC programs directories excluded from being scanned by all these packages?
Has any of these programs possibly logged it kills boinc.exe?
29) Questions and Answers : Getting started : I have a strange pulsin signal on my graph (Message 1657765)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Ageless
 - Paste in some program and save as .PNG

I use for this IrfanView
 

Windows Paint saves as PNG and JPG these days as well. Also in Windows 7.
30) Questions and Answers : Windows : Endless Computation error messages (Message 1657756)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Ageless
Which drivers version are you using for that Intel GPU?
31) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC 7.4.42 Windows_x86_64 Keeps Shutting Itself Down Under Windows 8.1 (Message 1657753)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Ageless
There was nothing out of kilter in the stderrdae.txt file.

And what about in stdoutdae.txt?
What does it say there at around a time of shut down?
Does it say "[---] Exiting" or is there a line showing an error?

With BOINC 7.4.42 it's now very easy to set debug flags.
In BOINC Manager->View->Advanced view->Advanced->Event Log Diagnostic Flags.. check <task_debug> and click OK. This saves these entries automatically to cc_config.xml and instructs BOINC to use it.

Also, in your online global computing preferences, what does it say for Suspend when no mouse/keyboard input in last N minutes?
32) Questions and Answers : Windows : Endless Computation error messages (Message 1657640)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Ageless
With your computers hidden you'll have to give a link to the computer ID or one of the erroneous tasks as else it's only guessing for any helpers here.
33) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC 7.4.42 Windows_x86_64 Keeps Shutting Itself Down Under Windows 8.1 (Message 1657310)
Posted 26 Mar 2015 by Profile Ageless
What does it say in stderrdae.txt in the BOINC data directory (default at C:\Programdata\BOINC)?
Have you tried a repair installation, in case it had permissions problems?
Was there any clue in the output of Event Log in stdoutdae.txt, also in the data directory?
34) Questions and Answers : Getting started : I have a strange pulsin signal on my graph (Message 1656962)
Posted 26 Mar 2015 by Profile Ageless
The Seti screen saver is explained here: http://seticlassic.ssl.berkeley.edu/screensaver/index.html
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1656364)
Posted 24 Mar 2015 by Profile Ageless
Monitors in general don't need drivers

Depends what's in it. Only a monitor, you can do with the Generic PnP drivers. But if it has speakers, you may already want those to be recognized via drivers. Perhaps it has a USB hub...
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1656344)
Posted 24 Mar 2015 by Profile Ageless
In the BIOS, the mouse was behaving erratically.
Ah, I read that wrong. Must sleep more. Or less. Is 5 hours enough? :)

Difficult as it is, you can use the keyboard to navigate around Windows- ideally you'd log in to Windows, then make your way to Device Manager (get to the start menu, and type Device manager into the search box & then move up & select it at the top of the list) & look at the status of Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Not when the keyboard is also USB. Then the only option you have is to use it to enable the PS/2 port in the BIOS, and then connect a PS/2 keyboard.
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1656328)
Posted 24 Mar 2015 by Profile Ageless
It sounds like Windows misplaced or disabled the USB drivers. I don't wholly see how a BIOS reset helps in this, especially when as you say the mouse works in the BIOS, but alas maybe it helps.

Best thing in my opinion is to restart the computer and try to get into Windows Safe Mode. You do that by pressing F8 during boot-up, after the CMOS splash screen but before you see "Windows is starting up". If tapping F8 doesn't get you into Safe Mode, try holding it down during a reboot.

All that of course only if your keyboard is PS/2 (round connector) as when it's USB as well, it's going to be difficult.

When in Windows Safe Mode (Start->)right click "Computer"->Device Manager.
In Device Manager check the status of your USB controllers. Or are there any other yellow (warning) or red (broken) icons here?
38) Questions and Answers : Windows : Notice from BOINC Etiqueta de inicio perdida en cc_config.xml (Message 1655603)
Posted 22 Mar 2015 by Profile Ageless
cc_config.xml follows the following order:
<cc_config> <log_flags> ... </log_flags> <options> ... </options </cc_config>


If you posted the contents of your cc_config.xml file as is, you're missing the <cc_config> and </cc_config> tags at the start and end of the file.
39) Message boards : News : News from Berkeley SETI Research Center (Message 1654194)
Posted 18 Mar 2015 by Profile Ageless
Hello Steve,

Thanks for that.

You won't find me dead on Facebook, not even when the whole of the rest of the world is on it and it's the only reliable source for news. I don't like their lack of privacy.
I don't tweet either. Not really the type to feel the need to tell the world my every thought. I just wish they didn't either, but alas.

Weird though that you're not on Google+, Tumblr or LinkedIn (just to name a few). ;-)

Does that mean you're going to blog about all things Seti from now on?
40) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Newbie (Message 1653954)
Posted 18 Mar 2015 by Profile Ageless
It doesn't hurt to tell extra how to do it, especially when the user shows lack of knowledge on the capabilities of his GPU.


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