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Beginner Problems with Mach3 Installation in WinXp
« on: June 20, 2013, 01:19:34 PM »
Hello all, and thank you for taking the time to read this. I'm very new to Mach3 and am slightly unfamiliar with the nuances of windows XP. Nevertheless, I've tried repeatedly to download then run the Mach3 demo unsuccessfully. The installation goes fine, I restart my computer, open the program, agree to the terms, and select profile, the mach3 'banner' shows briefly, but then closes.

I've relentlessly tried uninstalling and reinstalling mach3. Windows XP is fresh, updated, and at 32bit. What am I missing??? I'm at a loss and would greatly appreciate any direction.  

(For what it matters, I can install and run Mach2 just fine.)

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Re: Beginner Problems with Mach3 Installation in WinXp
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 01:33:28 PM »
Do you have any other programmes on the computer? Maybe an AntiVirus?
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Re: Beginner Problems with Mach3 Installation in WinXp
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 01:52:55 PM »
I really appreciate you taking the time to notice my S.O.S signal. I just bought this used PC with a clean install of windows XP. It came with Norton Antivirus, and I've already removed that. I reinstalled mach3 but it still closes while opening. There really aren't too many other programs loaded except mach2 which I ran as a test.

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Re: Beginner Problems with Mach3 Installation in WinXp
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 02:03:38 PM »
Make sure Mach2 is closed before trying to open Mach3.
 To check do a Ctrl Alt Del and see if there is any mention of Mach2 in the Processes.
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Re: Beginner Problems with Mach3 Installation in WinXp
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 02:06:20 PM »
Hood, yes I tried that as well. There's currently no tasks running whatsoever.

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Re: Beginner Problems with Mach3 Installation in WinXp
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2013, 02:08:59 PM »
Go into the Mach3 folder and double click the DriverTest.exe and see if that runs.

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Re: Beginner Problems with Mach3 Installation in WinXp
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2013, 02:18:57 PM »
It runs and appears the pulse rating is excellent at 25khz.

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Re: Beginner Problems with Mach3 Installation in WinXp
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 02:26:31 PM »
Ok thats good, try again with Mach3 and if not it may be worth trying to install an older version to see if that helps, maybe ver062 which you will find here ftp://machsupport.com/Mach/

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Re: Beginner Problems with Mach3 Installation in WinXp
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2013, 02:43:13 PM »
I reinstalled it but still won't fully open or run - I chose a profile and the mach3 banner appears but then immediately closes. Does that make any sense to you?

(Again though, thank you so much for taking the time to help me half way across the world! Encounters like this solidify my faith in humanity.)

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Re: Beginner Problems with Mach3 Installation in WinXp
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2013, 03:40:54 PM »
I dont really know what to suggest next other than possibly doing a reformat and install of XP. It certainly sounds like something is interfering with Mach loading but what I have no idea and I cant recall seeing that issue posted before.
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