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Mach 3 will not open
« on: November 02, 2018, 09:54:07 PM »

I am using Mach 3 version 3.43.  When I attempt to open the program it loads and shows the screen set but then turns black and restarts the computer.  This machine  has worked for 7 years.

Windows 7 with current updates
1024 screen set
recently loaded Teamviewer 14

Can anyone help?

Re: Mach 3 will not open
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 10:51:42 PM »

Windows 7 with current updates

That is the problem.....recent Windows7 updates from Microsoft have caused a problem with Mach3, or more precisely
Mach's parallel port driver.

There are some recent threads about it.

It seems your choice is to un-wind the offending updates OR move to an external motion controller like a SmoothStepper or UC300.

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Re: Mach 3 will not open
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 01:42:31 AM »
This thread may help as it refers to the problem; http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,38269.0.html

« Last Edit: January 09, 2019, 03:09:00 AM by Tweakie.CNC »
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