Chia harvester on 2nd PC not starting

Setup a second PC to harvest, getting this error:

chia_harvester: started

PS C:\Users\Chia2\AppData\Local\chia-blockchain\app-1.2.9\resources\app.asar.unpacked\daemon> Traceback (most recent call last):

File “Lib\site-packages\chia\server\”, line 57, in

File “Lib\site-packages\chia\server\”, line 53, in main

File “chia\server\”, line 255, in run_service

File “asyncio[](”, line 44, in run

File “asyncio\”, line 642, in run_until_complete

File “chia\server\”, line 249, in async_run_service

File “chia\server\”, line 170, in run

ValueError: harvester: already running

[5816] Failed to execute script ‘start_harvester’ due to unhandled exception!

Anyone know why?

I see no ERROR messages. Is your log set to INFO?

I have often seen Chia have processes (farmer is one of them) left on after Chia was shut down.

I believe you would get this message after re-starting with the farmer process (harvester) still running.

To be sure, make sure your log is on INFO and check for ERROR messages. Most of the time if there is no ERROR message there is no real problem.

If you do have ERROR messages, let us know.

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It literally tells you what the problem is. Reboot, or find the errant harvester and kill it.