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Mach3 turn locks up pc on start-up
« on: August 21, 2010, 09:31:16 PM »
Please help, I am using a custom screen so that may be the problem I do not know. It used to work fine but this pc's hard drive died a while ago and ever since I replaced the hard drive I have had problems with mach3.
 
Most times when I try to start My session of Mach3 turn it will show the splash scren, then load the lathe screen, and then the pc locks up. I can only turn off the pc by holding the power button in for 3 seconds and then re-trying the whole frustrating process again! Once it finally starts It seems stable.

thanks for any ideas,
Eric

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Re: Mach3 turn locks up pc on start-up
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2010, 09:56:55 PM »
I don't know, but then I would use the screen Phil posted as it works. ;)

What happens when you use the standard screen?
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Re: Mach3 turn locks up pc on start-up
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2010, 02:43:12 AM »
Can you attach your xml and also your custom screenset with its associated bitmaps please.
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Re: Mach3 turn locks up pc on start-up
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 08:42:42 PM »
Here is my xml and my screen.

It does seem to run fine with the original screen, I just have a lot of time in to my screen getting it the way I wanted it.

Thanks,
Eric

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Re: Mach3 turn locks up pc on start-up
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 03:13:06 AM »
Seems to be working fine here, what rev of Mach are you using and I will test with it.
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Re: Mach3 turn locks up pc on start-up
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 06:43:04 AM »
Hi Hood,
I am using 3.042.032

Thank you,
Eric

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Re: Mach3 turn locks up pc on start-up
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 07:55:28 AM »
Just tried with that rev and your screenset and xml and it is again fine.
Only thing I can think of it to try installing Mach over the top of itself again and see if that helps.
Hood

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Re: Mach3 turn locks up pc on start-up
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 08:00:47 AM »
Thanks Hood,
I will try that. It is strange that it only seems to happen with the custom screen.

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Eric

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Re: Mach3 turn locks up pc on start-up
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2010, 08:04:59 AM »
Yes I know, was thinking you maybe had some brains or a macropump that was hanging things but that would also affect the standard screen as well if using the same xml, so cant be that.
Only other thing I can think of is your computers graphics are struggling with your new screenset but why I dont know as it doesnt seem that much different.
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Re: Mach3 turn locks up pc on start-up
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2010, 11:53:26 PM »
Just to post the cure. A big thank you to Hood! Mach now boots fine and a different problem I was having went away as well!

My Z axis had been loosing position, fairly consistantly. I would put a dial indicator on it while running my parts so i could tell how much to change the wear offset and keep making parts. I had re-calibrated the steps, different drive, different motor (those were steppers) Even converted to a servo.
I reloaded Mach3, Ran ~ 100 parts and my Z axis was spot on! My X axis which is still stepper after ~ 50 parts was off a tiny bit, re-homed and all was well.

Thank you,
Eric