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Old 2010-09-08, 21:01   #1
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Default Error Writing Intermediate File

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Old 2010-09-08, 21:08   #2
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Has there been a change in users on this machine? If so, check file permissions.
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Old 2010-09-09, 02:16   #3
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Suggestions please?
Disk is full?

User's disk quota is all in use?
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Old 2010-09-09, 05:34   #4
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Some technical background (assuming old naming conventions):

There should be two save files for your exponent, pO983639 and qO983639. A third file, rO983639 will be created when progress needs to be saved. Then either the p- or q-file will be deleted and the r-file renamed accordingly.

Now the error says the r-file could not be written. This may mean what cheesehead and Uncwilly said, or filesystem corruption, or bad disk blocks, or simply that a file of that name already exists, and is write protected. Make sure that this is not the case. Also make sure the p- and q-files are not write protected, either (if they exist). I'm not sure whether there's a separate error message if the renaming fails.

If you don't mind about your 0.09% progress, you could even simply remove whichever of the 3 files exist, and restart the exponent from scratch.

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Old 2010-09-09, 14:04   #5
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Some technical background (assuming old naming conventions):

There should be two save files for your exponent, pO983639 and qO983639. A third file, rO983639 will be created when progress needs to be saved. Then either the p- or q-file will be deleted and the r-file renamed accordingly.
IIRC (* Checks own prime95 directory -- yeah *), the p-file is always the newer of the two (p,q). So first the r-file is written, then the q-file is deleted, then the p-file is renamed the q-file, then the r-file is renamed the p-file.

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Old 2010-09-09, 22:42   #6
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My older XP machine running Prime95 eventually throws this type of error after a few weeks of continuous running. I think it's related to a memory leak somewhere (not necessarily Prime95), but gave up troubleshooting it.

A reboot fixes everything for the next couple of weeks.
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Old 2010-09-10, 05:47   #7
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Deleting all save files (and a few other files to clear up disk space) and starting again fixed the problem, at least for now. Thanks

P.S. I lost far more than 0.09%. The test had been a little over 50% done; but this was lost due to a computer restart.

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