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Message 2025065 - Posted: 26 Dec 2019, 13:06:15 UTC - in response to Message 2025059.  

f I run boinc.exe the manager will open prompting for me to pick a project but the pick list is empty/
According to Windows task manager, will boinc.exe stay running, or does it stop doing so?

32bit or 64bit Windows?
32bit or 64bit BOINC?
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Message 2025107 - Posted: 26 Dec 2019, 20:57:17 UTC

When you look in Windows Event Log, do you see boinc.exe stop with a faulting module LIBEAY32.dll? If that's so, there's three options for you to traverse:

1. Uninstall the 64bit version of BOINC and install the 32bit version (https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/boinc_7.14.2_windows_intelx86.exe)
Mind to point out the BOINC Programs directory correctly, in the third screen of the installer click Advanced, then change the C:\Program Files\BOINC\ path to C:\Program Files (x86)\BOINC\ and continue the installation. This is a 32bit version of BOINC. Don't worry, it'll run all the 64bit applications on your 64bit CPU as well.

2. Update libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll manually.
But this option is a bit difficult as OpenSSL doesn't seem to have pre-built versions of ssleay32.dll and libeay32.dll available and I would hesitate to point you to other places to get them.

3. Wait for a new BOINC. I see that the developers are in the process of updating OpenSSL for the new BOINC version after (me) reporting this problem is continuing: #2470

Since 2 and 3 will not help immediately, go the 1 route for now.
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Message 2025114 - Posted: 26 Dec 2019, 21:32:18 UTC - in response to Message 2025109.  
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In the mean time I've asked for a developer to build updated ssleay32.dll and libeay32.dll files and store them where they can be downloaded so I can at least help out via route 2.
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Message 2025168 - Posted: 27 Dec 2019, 10:14:14 UTC - in response to Message 2025107.  

Hi,

I actually managed to "2. Update libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll manually." by copying them from directory:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\ODBC Drivers\Redshift\lib\

and got it working.
The version of LIBEAY32.DLL there is 1.0.2.10 (1.0.2j)
The version of ssleay32.dll is the same as in BOINC...
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Message 2029031 - Posted: 24 Jan 2020, 21:16:54 UTC

Try downloading and installing https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/boinc_7.16.4_windows_x86_64.exe as it has the fixed library file in it and should now work.
Mind again to change the installation directory from C:\Program Files (x86)\BOINC to C:\Program Files\BOINC as the installer does not do this automatically.
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