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Win10, installed 7.5.1, no shortcut in Startup folder

Postby djgibbons » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:00 am

I just updated to version 7.5.1 on a Windows 10 OS. No shortcut is present in the Startup folder nor the desktop. I need to reinstall 7.5.1 to get FAH running, as it doesn't auto-start on reboot. Is there a fix?
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Re: Win10, installed 7.5.1, no shortcut in Startup folder

Postby bruce » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:38 am

Did you install with default settings or did you choose different options? Are you logging on with the same ID as you used to install FAH? Have you run FAH while logged on with more than one ID?
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Re: Win10, installed 7.5.1, no shortcut in Startup folder

Postby djgibbons » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:21 am

I went completely with default settings.
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Re: Win10, installed 7.5.1, no shortcut in Startup folder

Postby djgibbons » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:24 pm

The text below was visible in a Command line box the last time I rebooted. It looks like FAH is trying to start on reboot but 'access is denied' somewhere along the line.

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17:29:38:INFO(1):Read GPUs.txt
17:29:42:************************* Folding@home Client *************************
17:29:42:        Website: https://foldingathome.org/
17:29:42:      Copyright: (c) 2009-2018 foldingathome.org
17:29:42:         Author: Joseph Coffland <joseph@cauldrondevelopment.com>
17:29:42:           Args:
17:29:42:         Config: C:\Program Files (x86)\FAHClient\config.xml
17:29:42:******************************** Build ********************************
17:29:42:        Version: 7.5.1
17:29:42:           Date: May 11 2018
17:29:42:           Time: 13:06:32
17:29:42:     Repository: Git
17:29:42:       Revision: 4705bf53c635f88b8fe85af7675557e15d491ff0
17:29:42:         Branch: master
17:29:42:       Compiler: Visual C++ 2008
17:29:42:        Options: /TP /nologo /EHa /wd4297 /wd4103 /Ox /MT
17:29:42:       Platform: win32 10
17:29:42:           Bits: 32
17:29:42:           Mode: Release
17:29:42:******************************* System ********************************
17:29:42:            CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
17:29:42:         CPU ID: GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
17:29:42:           CPUs: 8
17:29:42:         Memory: 7.99GiB
17:29:42:    Free Memory: 6.38GiB
17:29:42:        Threads: WINDOWS_THREADS
17:29:42:     OS Version: 6.2
17:29:42:    Has Battery: false
17:29:42:     On Battery: false
17:29:42:     UTC Offset: -4
17:29:42:            PID: 1388
17:29:42:            CWD: C:\Program Files (x86)\FAHClient
17:29:42:             OS: Windows 10 Enterprise
17:29:42:        OS Arch: AMD64
17:29:42:           GPUs: 1
17:29:42:          GPU 0: Bus:1 Slot:0 Func:0 NVIDIA:3 GK104 [Quadro K4200]
17:29:42:  CUDA Device 0: Platform:0 Device:0 Bus:1 Slot:0 Compute:3.0 Driver:9.1
17:29:42:OpenCL Device 0: Platform:0 Device:0 Bus:1 Slot:0 Compute:1.2 Driver:390.65
17:29:42:  Win32 Service: false
17:29:42:***********************************************************************
17:29:43:<config>
17:29:43:  <!-- Folding Slots -->
17:29:43:  <slot id='0' type='CPU'/>
17:29:43:  <slot id='1' type='GPU'/>
17:29:43:</config>
17:29:43:Trying to access database...
17:29:43:Successfully acquired database lock
17:29:43:Enabled folding slot 00: READY cpu:6
17:29:43:Enabled folding slot 01: READY gpu:0:GK104 [Quadro K4200]
17:29:44:WU00:FS00:Downloading core from http://cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/Core_a7.fah
17:29:44:WU00:FS00:Connecting to cores.foldingathome.org:80
17:29:44:WU01:FS01:Downloading core from http://cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/Core_21.fah
17:29:44:WU01:FS01:Connecting to cores.foldingathome.org:80
17:29:45:WU01:FS01:FahCore 21: Downloading 3.47MiB
17:29:45:WU00:FS00:FahCore a7: Downloading 6.64MiB
17:29:47:WU01:FS01:FahCore 21: Download complete
17:29:49:WU01:FS01:Valid core signature
17:29:49:ERROR:WU01:FS01:Exception: Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/Core_21.fah/FahCore_21.exe': Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/Core_21.fah/FahCore_21.exe': Access is denied.
17:29:49:ERROR:WU01:FS01:: iostream stream error: Access is denied.
17:29:50:WU00:FS00:FahCore a7: Download complete
17:29:51:WU00:FS00:Valid core signature
17:29:51:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/Core_a7.fah/FahCore_a7.exe': Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/Core_a7.fah/FahCore_a7.exe': Access is denied.
17:29:51:ERROR:WU00:FS00:: iostream stream error: Access is denied.
17:30:44:WU00:FS00:Downloading core from http://cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/Core_a7.fah
17:30:44:WU00:FS00:Connecting to cores.foldingathome.org:80
17:30:44:WU00:FS00:FahCore a7: Downloading 6.64MiB
17:30:44:WU01:FS01:Downloading core from http://cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/Core_21.fah
17:30:44:WU01:FS01:Connecting to cores.foldingathome.org:80
17:30:44:WU01:FS01:FahCore 21: Downloading 3.47MiB
17:30:47:WU01:FS01:FahCore 21: Download complete
17:30:47:WU01:FS01:Valid core signature
17:30:47:ERROR:WU01:FS01:Exception: Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/Core_21.fah/FahCore_21.exe': Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/Core_21.fah/FahCore_21.exe': Access is denied.
17:30:47:ERROR:WU01:FS01:: iostream stream error: Access is denied.
17:30:48:WU00:FS00:FahCore a7: Download complete
17:30:49:WU00:FS00:Valid core signature
17:30:49:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/Core_a7.fah/FahCore_a7.exe': Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/Core_a7.fah/FahCore_a7.exe': Access is denied.
17:30:49:ERROR:WU00:FS00:: iostream stream error: Access is denied.
17:32:21:WU00:FS00:Downloading core from http://cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/Core_a7.fah
17:32:21:WU00:FS00:Connecting to cores.foldingathome.org:80
17:32:21:WU00:FS00:FahCore a7: Downloading 6.64MiB
17:32:21:WU01:FS01:Downloading core from http://cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/Core_21.fah
17:32:21:WU01:FS01:Connecting to cores.foldingathome.org:80
17:32:21:WU01:FS01:FahCore 21: Downloading 3.47MiB
17:32:23:WU00:FS00:FahCore a7: Download complete
17:32:23:WU00:FS00:Valid core signature
17:32:23:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/Core_a7.fah/FahCore_a7.exe': Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/Core_a7.fah/FahCore_a7.exe': Access is denied.
17:32:23:ERROR:WU00:FS00:: iostream stream error: Access is denied.
17:32:24:WU01:FS01:FahCore 21: Download complete
17:32:25:WU01:FS01:Valid core signature
17:32:25:ERROR:WU01:FS01:Exception: Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/Core_21.fah/FahCore_21.exe': Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/Core_21.fah/FahCore_21.exe': Access is denied.
17:32:25:ERROR:WU01:FS01:: iostream stream error: Access is denied.
17:34:58:WU00:FS00:Downloading core from http://cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/Core_a7.fah
17:34:58:WU00:FS00:Connecting to cores.foldingathome.org:80
17:34:58:WU00:FS00:FahCore a7: Downloading 6.64MiB
17:34:59:WU01:FS01:Downloading core from http://cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/Core_21.fah
17:34:59:WU01:FS01:Connecting to cores.foldingathome.org:80
17:34:59:WU01:FS01:FahCore 21: Downloading 3.47MiB
17:35:02:WU01:FS01:FahCore 21: Download complete
17:35:02:WU01:FS01:Valid core signature
17:35:02:ERROR:WU01:FS01:Exception: Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/Core_21.fah/FahCore_21.exe': Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/Core_21.fah/FahCore_21.exe': Access is denied.
17:35:02:ERROR:WU01:FS01:: iostream stream error: Access is denied.
17:35:03:WU00:FS00:FahCore a7: Download complete
17:35:03:WU00:FS00:Valid core signature
17:35:03:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/Core_a7.fah/FahCore_a7.exe': Failed to open 'cores/cores.foldingathome.org/Win32/AMD64/Core_a7.fah/FahCore_a7.exe': Access is denied.
17:35:03:ERROR:WU00:FS00:: iostream stream error: Access is denied.


Mod edit: added Code tags to log listing
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Re: Win10, installed 7.5.1, no shortcut in Startup folder

Postby bollix47 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:35 pm

I'm not sure what choices you made when installing but somewhere along the way a bad choice must have been made:

17:29:42: Config: C:\Program Files (x86)\FAHClient\config.xml
17:29:42: CWD: C:\Program Files (x86)\FAHClient

Those will not work with folding and why you're seeing access denied (Windows 10 won't allow software to write data to those locations).

Try uninstalling including data and when you re-install choose 'just for you' and use all the default locations. (you could copy your username, team# & passkey so that you have them when you need to enter them again)

The above directories should now start with:

C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\FAHClient
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Re: Win10, installed 7.5.1, no shortcut in Startup folder

Postby bruce » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:48 pm

bollix47 wrote:The above directories should now start with:
C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\FAHClient


If you log on as the Windows User (yourusername) [who is going to run FAH] and accept the defaults when you run the installation, those will be the defaults.

One common error is to logon as Administrator to perform the installation and then expect FAH to run as (yourusername).
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Re: Win10, installed 7.5.1, no shortcut in Startup folder

Postby djgibbons » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:29 pm

I will give this a try and let you know. I have run into issues with the Windows Gestapo app (UEA or similar acronym). I always install as myself and always go with default settings, so other influences may at work here.
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Re: Win10, installed 7.5.1, no shortcut in Startup folder

Postby djgibbons » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:38 pm

Did all of the above but got the same error. I went looking for FAH directories and files, and found some from 2009 and 2013 that were in different directories. So I did the uninstall including Data again, then manually deleted any other FAH files and directories. After reinstallation I finally have a shortcut back on my desktop (but it has a Defender shield imposed on it). When I restart the computer I still get the Command line error as before but the shortcut easily restarts Folding. But I then got this error when I wanted to get back to this forum:
File not found: file:///C:/Users/Duncan/AppData/Roaming/Folding@home-x86/MyFolding.html

I went through the main website to get into the forum. Should the program be loaded here?: C:\Program Files (x86)\FAHClient
I also have this directory: C:\Users\Duncan\AppData\Roaming\FAHClient

Are these correct?
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Re: Win10, installed 7.5.1, no shortcut in Startup folder

Postby bollix47 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:07 pm

Yes, those are the correct directories for a default install of folding@home.

The error you're seeing may be caused by an older shortcut in your windows startup directory. If you see two shortcuts for folding delete the older one or if you only see one you can replace it with the desktop shortcut that works.

For windows 10 use win key + r which should open a Run box and type shell:startup which should open an explorer window in the following directory:
C:\Users\Duncan\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
There should be a shortcut for folding@home which as I said above you can replace with the one on your desktop that you know works using copy & paste or if you'd prefer not to start automatically simply delete the shortcut in your startup directory.
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Re: Win10, installed 7.5.1, no shortcut in Startup folder

Postby djgibbons » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:18 am

I will try this and see what happens. I am concerned about the Defender shield overlaid on the FAH icon. This may indicate that Defender sees FAH as a threat and forces manual starting. Not really an issue for me, but I have FAH running on a newer computer, and there is no Defender shield overlaid on the icon, and FAH starts with every reboot. I am curious about the differences (my problem computer is about 10 years old).
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Re: Win10, installed 7.5.1, no shortcut in Startup folder

Postby djgibbons » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:18 pm

Same issue. Folding seems to be active but I still get the Command line box with the 'access is denied' error. When I close this box the client is also shut down. So I click the desktop icon and folding starts normally.
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Re: Win10, installed 7.5.1, no shortcut in Startup folder

Postby bollix47 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:25 pm

Sounds like some folder permissions have been changed somewhere. If you're content with clicking on the desktop icon to start folding after a reboot then I'm good with that too. :lol:
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Re: Win10, installed 7.5.1, no shortcut in Startup folder

Postby bruce » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:44 pm

bollix47 wrote:Sounds like some folder permissions have been changed somewhere.


This probably happened when you ran FAH as the administrator.

bruce wrote:Did you install with default settings or did you choose different options? Are you logging on with the same ID as you used to install FAH? Have you run FAH while logged on with more than one ID?


FAH apparently downloaded a FAHCore when logged on with a different ID. This should fix that problem.

* Pause or Finish all WUs.
* Open FAH's data directory (C:/Users/Duncan/AppData/Roaming/Folding@home or maybe .../Folding@home-x86/)
* Move the "cores" subdirectory to the trash.
* When you resume folding, each FAHCore will re-download as WUs start. It may be advantageous to unpause the slots one-at-a-time to allow the cores to be downloaded one-at-a-time.
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Re: Win10, installed 7.5.1, no shortcut in Startup folder

Postby djgibbons » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:30 am

So far no issues deleting the old 'cores' directory. New auto-created and folding seems to be running fine. My install is here: C:\Users\Duncan\AppData\Roaming\FAHClient

I will check things again with the next reboot to see what happens.
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