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  • a5wcb ReadComponent() Error

    Unbeknownst to me, Windows Update decided to put 17GB of install files on my C:\ drive leaving no space available.
    Of course I happened to be working in Alpha Developer and when I tried to duplicate a web component, I got an error that it couldn't complete the task. At this point I realized I was out of disk space!

    Unfortunately, after deleting the offending Windows Update files and freeing up some space, when I open developer or try to click on Web Components I get an error: Script:a5wcb_ReadComponentType() (see screenshot).

    I have tried:
    - Importing web components
    - Restoring workspace backup (I was surprised this didn't work).
    - Reinstalling latest update
    - Reinstalling full version

    Nothing seems to work. All other components work and seem to be there ie. A5W Web Pages, Reports, etc.

    I suspect my web components have somehow become corrupt but I am out of ideas, anybody able to help on this or offer any suggestions?
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    Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.2.2 Build 6945-5512 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

  • #2
    Well I also tried:
    - Restoring a backup of my project .adb file
    - Bulk update to recalculate all web components (funny that it found all of my web components and updated them all .. but they still wouldn't show in the web components list afterwards).


    After all this messing around, I figured it was unsalvageable. So I resorted to the one thing I know will always work .. re-imaged my hard drive.
    I don't know what went wrong to cause the above error but it had well and truly corrupted my Alpha Developer install. Damn Windows updates.

    Problem resolved, back up and running again!
    Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.2.2 Build 6945-5512 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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    • #3
      Backups are awesome! I would suggest getting an external drive and save your files there as well or upload them to an independent device online. Offload the space mongers!
      NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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      • #4
        Yep , good advice Charles. I do that as well .. Workspace Backups, Component Backups, Project folder backups .. and when all else fails Image backups.
        Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.2.2 Build 6945-5512 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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