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Computer lockup
« on: October 02, 2007, 07:17:06 PM »
I have a new Systemax computer from Tiger Direct.  Specs are:

Systemax Venture VE55 Desktop Computer - VIA C7-D 1.5GHz processor/ genuine Windows® XP Professional / 1024MB DDR2 / 80GB SATA II / DVD-ROM/CD-RW / Microtower.


My problem is that the computer completely locks up when I exit Mach3.  It also locks up when I exit the DriverTest program.

Other than that, Mach runs great.  I can go from DXF to G-code in LazyCam, then to Mach3 and run parts without error or problem.  However, if I turn off the program, I get the standard screen that says "End Session?".  When I click on Yes - that's it.  Instant lockup.
I get this regardless of the system I try to run - plasma, turn, etc.

If I run the Driver Test, it looks great.  When I tell it to Exit - instant lockup.


Anybody got a clue how to stop this?  I've run every suggestion I can find, and have done the Optimization things suggested - no change.
Re: Computer lockup
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 10:25:24 AM »
The problem seems to be the VIA processor.  I plugged the harddrive into another computer with an Intel processor (no other changes), and I can run just fine.


WARNING - avoid computers with a VIA processor!  At least for now.

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Re: Computer lockup
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2007, 11:52:09 AM »
What version of Mach are you running?

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Re: Computer lockup
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2007, 03:21:31 PM »
Downloaded or dated 9/18/07

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Re: Computer lockup
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007, 03:31:38 PM »
I would try to download the latest Mach and give it a try.  Should be 2.52 or higher.

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Re: Computer lockup
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2007, 03:49:06 PM »
Your latest download is the one I'm using which is 2.48.

Where would I get a version 2.52?
Re: Computer lockup
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2007, 04:06:56 PM »
I just loaded all the same files on a Gateway with an Intel processor.

Works great!

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Re: Computer lockup
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2007, 04:24:37 PM »
It is below the lock down versions. It is a Mach development update.

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