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Message 2489 - Posted: 11 Jul 2015, 2:50:01 UTC

I have a task that has run for 30 hours. Progress is currently 99.981%, though it was 99.740% at 22 hours, so that's not a great indicator.

How can I tell if this task is still processing properly and so should be left to run, rather than being aborted as a waste of time?

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Message 2494 - Posted: 13 Jul 2015, 8:33:53 UTC

I eventually aborted this task, but before I did, I checked it in Task Manager and found that it had used 0 CPU time, and at the time of checking, was using 0% CPU, even though BOINC showed it as running. So my guess is that it had a problem from the beginning.

So from now on, if I get a long running task, I'll be checking to see what Task Manager says, just to make sure that it's actually doing something and not just pretending.

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