Posts by Questor

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 77942)
Posted 14 Feb 2015 by Questor
I has used Windows 7 built-in test, Western Digital's Data Lifeguard as well as using Seagate's SeaTools to all to check the drives for physical defects/failure. I used multiple tests as most of my BSOD errors repeatedly kept pointing to the drives as the reason for the system crashing.

I had also used under CMD the 'SFC /scannow' to test the windows files for damage.

It was only when someone suggested using under CMD 'CHKDSK /R' (which examines the drive for both physical errors as well as checking the data contents) did the indexing errors and orphaned file fragments, et al show up.

Since the drives data intregity was cleaned up/repaired by CHKDSK the system has been stable.

There were as I had mentioned in the previous post quite literally hundred of enteries needing to be repaired/removed, and all were part of Rosetta@home work units. There were multiple enteries for each work unit as they seemed to be unzipped/expanded with multiple similar naming for files, but with different extensions such as .SYM .WTS .CSV .PSSM .PARAM .LIN .OUT .PAP .TAB and many others I was unable to catch as the error data was scrolling constantly across the screen.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 77918)
Posted 12 Feb 2015 by Questor

I have been runninng Rosetta@home since '06; but I think I am done with this project for the forseeable future.

I just bought a new PC 3 months ago, and loaded it up with all the programs I usually run, including Boinc.

Started out with the occasional BSOD; but I thought "I'ts windows, it happens". but it got worse, and worse and worse. It got to the point where the PC would not run for more then 15 minutes; if I could even get int owindows.

I spent a lot of time trying to diagnose the problem, testing hardware, changing drivers, installing, upgrading and trying different firewall/anitvirus programs trying to find out what was killing my PC. Even once wiping everything and starting over from scratch.

Errors kept pointing to Hard drive failure, but repeated tests kept showing the drives were perfectly fine.

Finally, at a loss, I asked for help and someone pointed out to me while I had tested the drives for physical/mechanical failure, I had not tested the actual data intregity.

So I did, and what an eye-opener it was.

Hundreds and hundreds of file sorting errors, incorrect index enteries and orphaned file fragments showed up. And every bloody single one of them was part of a Rosetta@Home work unit.

Every Rosetta work unit I processed was like a round of grapeshot fired though my hard-drives data. No wonder I was having so many problems.

I have never had a moments problem with Seti@home, so I am not certain why Rosetta@home is such a continual source of user aggrivation.

So, until I can be reasonably certain that processing future Rosetta@home work units is not the equivelent of intentionally giving ones self a virus to slowly corrupt your own hard drive data, I think I am unlinking the project.

I am running Windows 7 Home edition 64 bit, on a Athlon ll X4 630 Socket AM3, Foxconn motherboard with a AMD 760G chipset and 6 gigs of memory.

Boinc is set to 'Run Always' and 'Suspend GPU' but is disabled from auto-starting. Version 7.4.36 (x64). Projects are Rosetta@home and Seti@home 50/50 split.

Hopefully this would help someone is diagnosing the problem, but I would not be holding my breath for someone from Rosetta@home to take the time to actually look into this either.
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : No new work since new Rosetta version (Message 37271)
Posted 28 Feb 2007 by Questor

Seems to be working now, what a strange piece of code to add in my opinion. I wonder why they would put something in that would eventually make you wait 3-5 years to get new work units? Anyways the important part is that is seems to be downloading units for processing again, thanks!
4) Questions and Answers : Windows : No new work since new Rosetta version (Message 37234)
Posted 27 Feb 2007 by Questor
Rosetta at home settings:
Resource share:100
Disc space:12.54Megs (though I did set it so it can use up to 100M.)
SETI share 100: I have set it up to be a 50/50 split.

At BOINC startup the only reference is this:
2/27/2007 12:50:27 AM|rosetta@home|Computer ID: 173200; location: home; project prefs: default

When I select update the follow occurs:

2/27/2007 12:05:10 PM|rosetta@home|Sending scheduler request to

2/27/2007 12:05:10 PM|rosetta@home|Reason: Requested by user
2/27/2007 12:05:10 PM|rosetta@home|Note: not requesting new work or reporting results

2/27/2007 12:05:15 PM|rosetta@home|Scheduler request to succeeded

under Projects it then shows "comunications defered" and it stops there, nothing gets up/downloaded. It just makes a connection and stops.
5) Questions and Answers : Windows : No new work since new Rosetta version (Message 37184)
Posted 25 Feb 2007 by Questor
I have the same problem, I have not recived a new work unit from Rosetta since probably Cheistmas as well. SETI is still coming in just fine, and I was processing Rosetta work units as well until a few months ago, but for some reason they are no longer being sent to me.

©2024 University of Washington