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Problem Loading Mach 3 in Windows 7
« on: December 12, 2010, 08:55:34 AM »
Hey everyone, I am having some problems

I try to run Mach3 with windows 7x64, but I cant get it show anything but a gray Screen.

when I Click on the Mach 3 "Mill" icon,  a message bar come up stating:

" Access to lasterrors.txt was denied"

Then the the MAch3 CNC controller comes up, but its just has a grey screen.

Any Ideas on how to correct this problem so Mach 3 Screens can be seen in Windows 7x64.

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Re: Problem Loading Mach 3 in Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 10:15:02 AM »

Unfortunately everything I've heard so far, Mach 3 will not run under Win 7 64 unless using an external motion controller. Are you using an external motion controller?

From the Home Page:

Software Requirements
Keeping with our home hobbyist roots, the minimum software requirements to run Mach are very reasonable.  Below are the specifications for running Mach3 stably.

Mach3 Minimum Requirements:
◦32-bit version of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 Operating System (64-bit cannot use the Parallel Port Driver, but can still use Mach3 with an external motion device)
◦1Ghz CPU
◦512MB RAM
◦Non-integrated Video Card with 32MB RAM
◦Basic Computer Skills (ability to copy/rename files, browse directories, etc)
◦Desktop PC (if using the Mach3 Parallel Port Driver). Laptops are not supported with the use of the Parallel Port Driver (the power saving features of the chipsets disrupt the pulse stream, PCMCIA and USB parallel adaptors will *not* work), but are supported when used with an external motion device.
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