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Mach Discussion => General Mach Discussion => Topic started by: OziBob on December 12, 2012, 03:39:01 PM

Title: Strange error message
Post by: OziBob on December 12, 2012, 03:39:01 PM
Hi all,

I am new to this forum but have used Mach3 for about three years.

All of a sudden I am getting a blank error message box as the system starts and then a blank screen well it just has the menu at the top and some empty boxes.
I have attached the error message to this post.

I have a flat battery on the clock of the PC I am using and last time I started the machine I did not set the clock in CMOS as I normally do, I note that the *.dat files all have 1980 dates! I am wondering if this is the problem? I so does anyone know how I can safely change the dates on these files. I should add that doing a view/load screen... loads the screen with DROs which are all set to 0

Also before you ask I am not smart enough to have backups of the *.dat files!!!
Title: Re: Strange error message
Post by: Hood on December 12, 2012, 05:06:41 PM
What I would suggest is you save your xml, licence and any brains, custom macros, custom screensets you may have then delete the Mach3 folder and then reinstall Mach. Once you have it reinstalled you can place your xml etc back in and hopefully you will be up and running.