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Program will no longer load!

I downloaded the program a few weeks ago and it appeared to work ok. I just tried to call up the program now. The start screen loads for about 1 second the disappears. What is going on?

Jim
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Re: Program will no longer load!

Jim,
Do you get any kind of error?
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Program will no longer load!

Thanks for the quick comeback Rick.
No everything seems completely normal, the usual beginning screen comes up but after about 1 second it just disappears. Every time you try to reload the same thing happens.
Jim

Re: Program will no longer load!

Try the following.
Go to your graphis card settings and turn hardware acceleration all the way
down.
Right Mouse Click on the desktop and click on Properties.
Click on the Settings tab.
Click on the Advanced button.
Click on the Troubleshoot tab.
Set Hardware acceleration to None.
Click on OK.
I am running XP.
These directions may be a littlt different depending on the operating system
you are running.
If this fixes the problem, bump up the hardware acceleration one tick and
run again.
Keep doing this until it fails again.
Then bump it back down one notch.
Let me know iff this fixes the problem.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Program will no longer load!

Ricky
I am running a relatively hi end laptop with integrated video. No option to change acceleration.

I am running 64 bit windows 7. Program ran for several week fine. No issues.

I see there is some sort of licensee that apparently makes the program non accessible after 1 year if not renewed somehow. How does this work? Could this have been activated early?

BTW: about 3 weeks ago I had to reload all my programs and files because of a problem. At this time I also (re) downloaded Solidworks with no trouble and it again ran fine up until last night. could this somehow have triggered the licensing clock thing?

Very frustrating. I appreciate your help.

Jim

Re: Program will no longer load!

Jim,
If it is a problem with the license, you will get one of a few errors
reported in a dialog.
These are abbreviated, but are representative of the license errors.
"License not found"
'License has expired"
"Invalid License"
Anyway, a lisense issue will not simply terminate the software.
It will report a problem with the license.
I'll do some more checking.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Program will no longer load!

Jim,
I know it says integrated video, but do you know what kind of graphics card
it is?
How mucch memory does the graphics card have?
If you shut down everything else and run 2D Drafting by itself, will it run?
Even for integrated graphics, you should be aboe to tweak the settings.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Program will no longer load!

Thanks Rick
I do not get any message. When I load the program I get the usual first screen for a second or so then it just disappears.

Jim

Re: Program will no longer load!

Rick
Great! I shut everything down and it loaded. I never considered that this machine would have this problem.
Thanks much for helping me through this issue.

Jim