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Mach3 crashes after File>Load Gcode command
« on: October 22, 2011, 08:54:17 PM »
Any help would be appreciated. First time I used this machine in about 3 months. Ran fine without any issues before... Its a XP desktop with over 1 GB of memory. I usually load code from a thumb drive... the computer is not on a network.
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Re: Mach3 crashes after File>Load Gcode command
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 09:08:51 PM »
Scott,
Never did that for me for any version.
Run the driver test, then open Mach  and try loading the program.
RICH
Re: Mach3 crashes after File>Load Gcode command
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011, 09:23:52 PM »
That got me a little bit farther... I ran the driver test, opened Mach and went to File>Load Gcode and the this time the file browser window came up instead of crashing. I selected the .tap, clicked open and it crashed again. I have to reboot after each crash. The driver refuses to close. Any other ideas?

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Re: Mach3 crashes after File>Load Gcode command
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 09:36:01 PM »
Maybe go into windows >device manager>select the Mach X pulsing engines and uninstall the driver.
Then  just run the driver test since that will reinstall it.

What programs have you installed since you ran it 3 months ago?

RICH
Re: Mach3 crashes after File>Load Gcode command
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 09:52:12 PM »
No new programs. This is a small plasma table that rarely sees use. I did upgrade the RAM but it ran fine when I last used it.

I just tried the driver. No love. In fact, it would not launch. It froze at the splash screen.

I will try and reload the OS tomorrow...

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Re: Mach3 crashes after File>Load Gcode command
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2011, 10:00:16 PM »
If you use Notepad or something to find a file does the pc crash?

Just a real guess but maybe the plasma is emitting a lot of RF and screwing the pc up. I only say this since when my friend uses his heliarc
it screws up one of his pc's... two of them no problems but the one pc does funny stuff.....so only a guess.

Post back on how things go,
RICH
Re: Mach3 crashes after File>Load Gcode command
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2011, 10:11:28 PM »
The plasma is not turned on at the moment. I did get some progress... I used the "open recent" Gcode command and I was able to load all the recent files and run them without issue. It only seems to be the File> Load Gcode that buggers things up.



Re: Mach3 crashes after File>Load Gcode command
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2011, 03:45:28 AM »
I had mach crash on loding gcode.
I had a Q arguement set at 0.0
Once I edited the Gcode to say Q2.0 (peck drilling) it was OK.

Can you load a very simple file, for eg....%

Z20.0
M30
%

or does mach crash on loading every file?

You can "chop it off" but can't "chop it on"
Re: Mach3 crashes after File>Load Gcode command
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2011, 08:29:52 AM »
Crashes on every file load from the command File>Load Gcode.

I tried having SheetCam load a file directly and it crashed while SheetCam opening. Is there a debug window or log?

I am reloading windows today...

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Re: Mach3 crashes after File>Load Gcode command
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2011, 09:34:02 AM »
Have you tried copying the files to the hard drive first, and loading from there?
Gerry

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