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I have been using BYE for several months now and for the most part I love it. It is easy to use and I have almost everything I need on one screen. My problem is that the program will sometime shut down in the middle of a session. For example last night I was imaging IC1396, the Elephant Trunk Nebula.  I had programed120-100 sec exposures at 800 ISO. Along about exposure 80 I went out to check on it and found the program had shut down and I was stareing at my laptop start up screen. This has happened several times before. Has anyone experienced this and can offer some reason or explanation?  

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Harold M Welles

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To all those who took the time to answer me, thank you. I believe the culprit has been found after following a lead provided by astroman133. It made me realize I needed to I consider the problem was not BYE but rather the laptop or windows itself. I then recalled that early in the session I received a pop up window wanting me to update windows 10. I hit 'later' and continued on. The same pop up occurred not 30 mins later and again I hit 'later'. I believe that the pop up appeared again but this time I was not there to delay it so it started its upgrade. And since most upgrades end with a reboot, it did it for me. Upon checking my history files I saw an upgrade did occur at about the same time my last sub was captured. 

I really appreciate every ones feed back and am only glad that no one can see my red face.😀

Clear skies to all!

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On a cursory check for the log files My Pictures\BackyardTEMP\logs  I was unable to locate them. All files related to BYE were empty for some reason. I am on my way to work but will check deeper when I get home this afternoon. Any more.

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If your PC was at the login screen then it seems that your PC rebooted. I listed some historical causes for BYE to shut down (in case I misunderstood the state of your system):

BYE can have problems if there is even a momentary loss of connection with the camera. This can be due to a malfunctioning cable or loose connection. BYE may be hung to the point that you need to kill the process from the Task Manager.

The camera can shut down due to low battery or overheating. This can cause BYE to need to be killed via the Task Manager.

The PC can  shut down parts of the system during periods of "inactivity" to save power. This can include USB ports and hard drives. This can cause issues with BYE not being able to talk to the camera. You need to configure your system's power saving feature so that this does not happen when you are imaging. I typically run my PC off of external power and so disable all power saving during that case.

Windows 10 can reboot without approval in order to complete a software update that it started without approval.

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18 minutes ago, clamper said:

To all those who took the time to answer me, thank you. I believe the culprit has been found after following a lead provided by astroman133. It made me realize I needed to I consider the problem was not BYE but rather the laptop or windows itself. I then recalled that early in the session I received a pop up window wanting me to update windows 10. I hit 'later' and continued on. The same pop up occurred not 30 mins later and again I hit 'later'. I believe that the pop up appeared again but this time I was not there to delay it so it started its upgrade. And since most upgrades end with a reboot, it did it for me. Upon checking my history files I saw an upgrade did occur at about the same time my last sub was captured. 

I really appreciate every ones feed back and am only glad that no one can see my red face.😀

Clear skies to all!

Glad you found the root cause.

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