Thread: Need help installing F@H
March 4th, 2011, 11:06 AM #1
Need help installing F@H
I successfully installed F@H on my primary i7 laptop and I have SMP running on all 8 cores.
However, I am having difficulty installing F@H on my laptop. It gives me a short error message in the command console and then exits before I can read what it says. When I try to run the GUI, I see it in my bottom right corner for a few seconds, then when it is supposed to start crunching, it exits out without giving me any error message.
I tried re-installing but it seems like it makes no difference, it won't let me run the GUI or console line setup again. Is there any way I can delete all the cache or whatnot and start all over again?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I wanna put my torrent laptop to work!
Windows Vista 32 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.5GHz
3GB of RAM (4GB installed)
and all the other junk
March 4th, 2011, 11:43 AM #2
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Look in the f@h folder you created, it should have left a txt file, hopefully has the error message. Is this the smp client you are trying to run? Did you run the file as an administrator?
March 4th, 2011, 11:47 AM #3
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did you set machine id, remember your passkey if you're using one.
March 4th, 2011, 11:56 AM #4
I tried running it again and I get something along the lines of "mpiexec is not recognized as an internal or external command" and it says that I have to find the batch file and reinstall. I have no idea where the batch file is.
I looked at the text file and somewhere in there in mentions that I am running the Windows XP version? Not sure if it is supposed to say that and if the XP version is the same as the Vista version.
I also entered my passkey (copy and paste from e-mail).
March 4th, 2011, 09:08 PM #5
Grrr... I'd typed out a long-ish reply only to get told that I need to make my post at least one character - and it'd then lost the entire post... Not happy.
The basics of what I had tried to say (I'll copy my post before trying to submit it this time!) was that depending on what version of F@H you've installed, there will be a difference to what file you need to run - and it reads like you're either trying to run the "mpiexec.exe" file or you haven't installed the appropriate patch...
The latest version, released in the last six weeks or so, needs to run the "FAH6.34-win32-SMP.exe" file, whereas the previous version (and, IIRC, the ones before that too) used the "Folding@home-Win32-x86.exe" file.
It might help if you let us know what guide you used to install the client and it may also be beneficial to post a screenie with the contents of your Folding instance folder shown.
/me copies repeatedly...just in case!
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