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Message 385 - Posted: 11 Nov 2007, 10:36:24 UTC

Whenever a work unit aborts due to computation error, a Windows message appears stating that I must manually acknowledge the status before any more work can resume.

Please fix the Windows application so that this will not require any manual intervention by the user. This means that the next work unit will immediately start crunching!
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Message 395 - Posted: 11 Nov 2007, 17:41:02 UTC - in response to Message 385.  

Whenever a work unit aborts due to computation error, a Windows message appears stating that I must manually acknowledge the status before any more work can resume.

Please fix the Windows application so that this will not require any manual intervention by the user. This means that the next work unit will immediately start crunching!


we're working on it, there are some bad work units out there that are doing this -- it shouldn't happen again. i'm not quite sure why it didn't just give a computation error and instead decided to go right to having the popup windows error message, but we're looking into that as well.
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Message 476 - Posted: 17 Nov 2007, 2:21:28 UTC

I have on of my PC's having this problem a lot. Here is a link to one of the latest WU's. I originally thought that it might be because the PC wasn't finishing before the 60 minutes that I have my BOINC profiles set to, so I increased it to 70 minutes. I see no change on this W2K PC.
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Message 484 - Posted: 17 Nov 2007, 21:09:39 UTC

Got same problem on all of my current PC's. If they can work without interruption, everything seems to be OK, actual app/workunit finished and uploaded to server fine. But after interruption (eg. mouse-movements or something like that), I got the WinXP error message - so many messages, as many tasks was running...

(sorry for poor english)
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Message 490 - Posted: 18 Nov 2007, 16:10:58 UTC - in response to Message 484.  

are the windows popup messages still happening?
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Message 496 - Posted: 18 Nov 2007, 19:22:17 UTC - in response to Message 490.  

are the windows popup messages still happening?


Yes... but not so many times, as before. Only after fourth/fifth attemp become I this error popup message. I checked it only on 2 PCs + 1 notebook in the las 30 minutes, but tomorrow I'll test it on several PC's in my office.
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Message 499 - Posted: 19 Nov 2007, 12:56:10 UTC - in response to Message 496.  

are the windows popup messages still happening?


Yes... but not so many times, as before. Only after fourth/fifth attemp become I this error popup message. I checked it only on 2 PCs + 1 notebook in the las 30 minutes, but tomorrow I'll test it on several PC's in my office.


Yep... they have this problem too. :(
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Message 942 - Posted: 6 Dec 2007, 10:53:21 UTC - in response to Message 499.  

are the windows popup messages still happening?


Yes... but not so many times, as before. Only after fourth/fifth attemp become I this error popup message. I checked it only on 2 PCs + 1 notebook in the las 30 minutes, but tomorrow I'll test it on several PC's in my office.


Yep... they have this problem too. :(


thanks for looking into it -- it's something we're working on. still not quite sure where the problem is.
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Message 945 - Posted: 6 Dec 2007, 18:41:05 UTC

The quick way to stop the annoying pop-ups is to disable error reporting. Instructions


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Message 981 - Posted: 9 Dec 2007, 21:13:47 UTC - in response to Message 490.  

are the windows popup messages still happening?

Yes - I have one machine soley running Milkyway. The machine in question is an experiment itself considering it is running WIN98 on an AMD K6/166 with Boinc 5.10.28.

Had two today
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Message 1346 - Posted: 4 Jan 2008, 9:01:38 UTC - in response to Message 490.  

are the windows popup messages still happening?


Yes.
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Message 1418 - Posted: 10 Jan 2008, 20:17:04 UTC

I dont know whether this is related but I find that the pc's I have that are Intel get a computational error but the pc's I have that are AMD do not. It's very strange.


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Message 1661 - Posted: 7 Feb 2008, 1:56:38 UTC - in response to Message 1418.  

I'm tired of my machines not crunching due to Milkyway@home error and am detaching the project now. If the errors are resolved will someone please reply here or contact me so I can start crunching again.

Today when I got home both of my AMD WinXP PCs weren't crunching because of errors. One had a popup that required my attention and the other said that Milkyway was running, but the CPU time was real high compared to the completion time and neither time or progress was changing. I've had the same type of errors on my Intel WinXP work machines.

Hope these problems are addressed soon.

drshows@gmail.com

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Message 1705 - Posted: 13 Feb 2008, 23:54:29 UTC - in response to Message 1661.  

I'm tired of my machines not crunching due to Milkyway@home error and am detaching the project now. If the errors are resolved will someone please reply here or contact me so I can start crunching again.

Today when I got home both of my AMD WinXP PCs weren't crunching because of errors. One had a popup that required my attention and the other said that Milkyway was running, but the CPU time was real high compared to the completion time and neither time or progress was changing. I've had the same type of errors on my Intel WinXP work machines.

Hope these problems are addressed soon.

drshows@gmail.com



Im having the same problem,

im setting this project to 'no new tasks'

Please emil me when this problem has been resolved,
although ive crunched 975.00 credits on this project in one month i cannot continue with these error messages,

my email is: vjarjadian@hotmail.com

hope to be hearing from you soon.

Vincent Jarjadian
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Message 1749 - Posted: 22 Feb 2008, 13:14:03 UTC

Also having the same hang up problem with all of my PC's. Both CPU time and progress time will freeze on random work units from Milkyway. Boinc will not shift to another project until the work unit is manually aborted. Occuring with my Vista PC, both XP PC's and also Windows ME. I will also be accepting no more work units until problem is resolved to eliminate down time. Will hookup again when problem is corrected or if requested for testing. Thanks.
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Message 1751 - Posted: 24 Feb 2008, 10:43:07 UTC

I have just come back from a few days away to see the PC had stopped processing with a popup error.

I too have now set this project to "No new tasks" until it is fixed.
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Message 1810 - Posted: 3 Mar 2008, 20:30:56 UTC

is the problem fixed yet?
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Message 62814 - Posted: 10 Dec 2014, 13:49:47 UTC

Y'all really need to see what is up with the Modified Fit code... the error rates are way too high and there is an obvious problem when running 2 7970 GPU's on a single Mobo even at stock settings or even reduced speed settings.

Other than that, I have to agree that at least "I" donate for the project, not to receive any gift in return. It's nice, but a cheapo case badge or something cheaper would be better from my point of view.

Keeping you all going is payback in itself!

JMHO

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