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loading problem
« on: August 07, 2013, 08:36:04 PM »
Hi All,

I have Mach3 loaded on my design computer as I like to simulate the job and get timing before I send it to the Router. Anyway I have started having problems loading the software - I have no idea why. I have tried to re-install the software with no success so I thought I'd ask if anyone might have some tips to solve this.

There is a windows that pops up saying "unable to open probediag.dat error=5" then another window pops up saying "access to lasterror.txt denied". The main window then opens with the menu visible but nothing else.


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Re: loading problem
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 02:28:14 AM »
That's a strange one Rod.  ???

I don't even have a file 'probediag.dat' on my PC although I do have 'probediag.txt'.

Perhaps make a back-up copy of your existing Mach3 folder and store it somewhere safe, then delete the original Mach3 folder and re-install Mach3 (following any special recommendations / instructions if you are not using the WinXP OS).


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Re: loading problem
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013, 02:59:59 AM »
Have you checked to see if you have a virus?
Re: loading problem
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 05:21:10 AM »
Bingo - I had a virus a little while back which hid folders. I thought that I had unhid them all. Anyway I checked and there were still some that were hidden in the mach folder and now things work again. Thanks for the headsup, it's the simple things that trip you up eh! Cheers & thanks again