Clients hangs after a couple of hours on Windows 8

Case number:699969-994350
Topic:General
Opened by:Close At Hand
Status:Open
Type:Bug
Opened on:Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 01:49
Last modified:Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 15:47

I run a single Windows client on a Windows 8 PC and if I leave it minimized for a couple of hours then when I open it it is routinely "Not responding". Not sure what additional information I can provide to help triage this.

(Sat, 01/19/2013 - 01:49  |  5 comments)


Joined: 04/19/2009

Is this running puzzle 670?

Or any puzzle? Main or devprev? And just since the last update, or before?

Joined: 11/03/2011
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I run devprev, but this has been happening for weeks, certainly since before the last update, possibly since I bought myself a new PC in December (and thus migrated to Windows 8). It is not specific to 670. I'll try puzzle 669 and leave it running a script overnight.

Joined: 11/03/2011
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When I checked this morning I had a "Foldit.exe has stopped working" pop-up.

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Joined: 05/02/2011
Groups: Beta Folders

Hey, don't worry.

It is "always" like that for me. At least once a day all my 3-4 running clients will crash with that winpro7 message. Even with having always all drivers, Foldit clients and winpro7 uptodate.

I tried a while back to post log files and info but it seems I was in the minority of those having problems. I stopped posting that kind of feedback... :(

It does not stop me from playing and makes for a neat way to stop recipes at a random place and allows me to start something new :))

Please understand this is not a critique but a simple fact statement.

I love Foldit in either case (stable or not).

Joined: 11/03/2011
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When I was running FoldIt on Windows 7 it was rock solid and never crashed. I was running 4 clients with 4 separate installs. If you try to run multiple clients from the same directory it will crash all the time. That's why I mentioned I only have a single client running.

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