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M4 crash on launch
« on: February 02, 2021, 08:00:48 AM »
I've got M4 (licensed) running my wee mill and intend to use the same computer to run a plasma table / router (one running out the Parralell port, one out the ethernet port only run one machine at a time)

I'm trying to do the setup for the plasma/router electronics from another machine which has an unlicensed copy of M4 on it (just to test hardware/Electronics)
But that machine _Will not_ run M4.
It freezes on launch, I've tried more than 6 iterations of M4, have cleared the directory, have cleared the registry, have done uninstalls with the provided uninstaller, nada, zip, zilch.
For the life of my, it will not run M4
Have loaded an unlicensed copy of M3 to test the hardware with (which seems to run fine)

What else can I try clearing to get M4 to run?
Re: M4 crash on launch
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2021, 08:11:11 AM »
XP ?
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

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Re: M4 crash on launch
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2021, 08:12:56 AM »
Sorry, both running W10,
Both computers fast (multicore processors) and less than 2 years old.
Re: M4 crash on launch
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2021, 09:10:14 AM »
Don't know.. send in a support ticket so one of the guys can have a look. could be anything, even a video driver!
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Re: M4 crash on launch
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2021, 06:58:17 PM »
I would look first to the video driver.  If I were a betting man, I would wager that you have an Intel GPU on the CPU or "integrated graphics" that are notorious for shipping with a crap OpenGL implementation.  Updating the driver usually solves the issue.

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Re: M4 crash on launch
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2021, 04:02:42 PM »
Guys, thank you.
I had a spare laptop (windoze surface)
Runs M4 absolutely no issues whatsoever.
The laptop this is from (the one that crashes M4 instantly) is a quadcore machine I bought for gaming/mining has some zooperdooper video card, which is patently poop at running non videogame progs.
Running the hardware setup on the surface.
Many thanks for the pointer.