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Message 1954920 - Posted: 12 Sep 2018, 5:27:01 UTC

I've been unable to upload my finished results for over 2 days I finally gave up and removed Seti@Home from my projects and uninstalled Boinc from my computer. I reinstalled Boinc and attached again to Seti@home. I'm still unable to download any new tasks.
I'm getting "9/12/2018 12:18:01 AM | SETI@home | [error] No start tag in scheduler reply" which is the same error I was getting trying to upload results.

My Boinc version is 7.12.1 (x64)

HELP!!!!!


Event log
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.12.1 for windows_x86_64
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Running under account HP
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | No usable GPUs found
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Host name: HP-HP
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2130 CPU @ 3.40GHz [Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7]
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt syscall nx lm avx vmx tm2 pbe
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Memory: 7.91 GB physical, 15.81 GB virtual
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Disk: 914.77 GB total, 855.75 GB free
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Local time is UTC -5 hours
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | No WSL found.
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | General prefs: from http://www.primegrid.com/ (last modified 31-Jan-2018 01:43:59)
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Host location: none
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | General prefs: using your defaults
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Reading preferences override file
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Preferences:
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | max memory usage when active: 4047.88 MB
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | max memory usage when idle: 7286.19 MB
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | max disk usage: 100.00 GB
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 50%
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Setting up project and slot directories
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Checking active tasks
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | Checking presence of 0 project files
9/12/2018 12:17:17 AM | | This computer is not attached to any projects
9/12/2018 12:17:34 AM | | Fetching configuration file from http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/get_project_config.php
9/12/2018 12:17:54 AM | SETI@home | Master file download succeeded
9/12/2018 12:17:59 AM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: Project initialization.
9/12/2018 12:17:59 AM | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
9/12/2018 12:18:01 AM | SETI@home | [error] No start tag in scheduler reply
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Message 1954922 - Posted: 12 Sep 2018, 5:33:26 UTC

Virus protection or K9 program running that could be interfering??
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Message 1954924 - Posted: 12 Sep 2018, 5:52:37 UTC - in response to Message 1954920.  

After you uninstalled boinc did you go and find the boinc folder in the Program data folder and delete it as well??

If not, then you left the original there and BOINC reconnect to the old folders.
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Message 1954935 - Posted: 12 Sep 2018, 8:44:51 UTC

I get "No start tag in scheduler reply" when my internet connection is trying to tell me something: in my case, most commonly when the ISP connection is down because the combined modem/router is going through a reboot cycle.

BOINC sends a message to the project server, and expects to get a reply from that server in a prescribed form. If the line is down, the message will never reach the server, and any reply received is likely to be from some intermediate device along the way trying to be 'helpful'.

So, the first thing to do is to try to reach the project (these message boards) using a web browser on the machine with the problem. If there's an error message to be seen, you'll see it that way.

If you're using an unusual type of internet connection (like the satellite service mentioned in the linked thread), and a browser connects successfully, then using the <http_1_0> setting described there is certainly worth a try.
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Message 1954938 - Posted: 12 Sep 2018, 9:06:10 UTC

Only reference I get to K9 is some site to block pedo's! What the hell??
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Message 1954949 - Posted: 12 Sep 2018, 11:57:46 UTC - in response to Message 1954924.  

After you uninstalled boinc did you go and find the boinc folder in the Program data folder and delete it as well??

If not, then you left the original there and BOINC reconnect to the old folders.

I deleted ALL Boinc directories before reinstalling. Same problem.
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Message 1954956 - Posted: 12 Sep 2018, 12:34:37 UTC

Can it be to do with Anti Virus software? Maybe pause it while booting up?
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Message 1954962 - Posted: 12 Sep 2018, 12:57:46 UTC

If I recall correctly, BitDefender was a bad one for screwing with BOINCs DNS mapping and would cause problems similar to described.
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Message 1954964 - Posted: 12 Sep 2018, 13:00:56 UTC

I've heard that some people need to disable it?
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Message 1954985 - Posted: 12 Sep 2018, 14:01:36 UTC - in response to Message 1954935.  

I get "No start tag in scheduler reply" when my internet connection is trying to tell me something: in my case, most commonly when the ISP connection is down because the combined modem/router is going through a reboot cycle.

BOINC sends a message to the project server, and expects to get a reply from that server in a prescribed form. If the line is down, the message will never reach the server, and any reply received is likely to be from some intermediate device along the way trying to be 'helpful'.

So, the first thing to do is to try to reach the project (these message boards) using a web browser on the machine with the problem. If there's an error message to be seen, you'll see it that way.

If you're using an unusual type of internet connection (like the satellite service mentioned in the linked thread), and a browser connects successfully, then using the <http_1_0> setting described there is certainly worth a try.

Other computers on the same router and modem work fine
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Message 1954994 - Posted: 12 Sep 2018, 14:49:43 UTC - in response to Message 1954985.  

Is it difficult to do what Richard asked? Try the internet connection from the computer with the problem? Because although your network may be connected to the same modem/router, they're not all connected via the same Ethernet cable, via the same Network Interface Card. You're asking for help, but once given just wave it aside as if that can't be it. Help will dry up quite quickly if you continue to react this way.
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Message 1957885 - Posted: 30 Sep 2018, 3:53:25 UTC

I am having the same issue. It happened when I updated to 7.12.1 (x64) on Sept 10th on both of my computers and now neither of them work.
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