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    alpha5 stopped working

    for no apparant reason my alpha 5 v9 will not fully load an app.

    it will launch and load an app to the point of the user logging on. once username and password entered alpha5 just shows the hourglass and thats it.

    i have re installed but still no joy.

    other pc's are not having this problem, it is just one pc.

    any solutions???

    Re: alpha5 stopped working


    Further info is needed. Like:

    what build?
    are all the pc's running the same exact setup in all respects?
    Any more may be helpful.

    Have you tried a search?

    try here?
    Dave Mason
    [email protected]
    Skype is dave.mason46


      Re: alpha5 stopped working

      Hi Richard,

      Outside of the Alpha box, maybe computer resources? Malware, Disk cleanup, defrag? If it is just one PC, might be worth a whirl?

      This happens at work periodically, at this end.




        Re: alpha5 stopped working

        Any autoexec running that may be hanging it?? Control+Shift on startup if so.
        It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
        It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
        Henry David Thoreau


          Re: alpha5 stopped working

          thanks for the replies. sorry for limited info, i was getting quite stressed at the time.

          full platinum v9
          accessing app over a network
          app is on a server sbs2003
          latest build (dont know number, but i hadnt used for a while so updated to the last build 10 mar 09).
          all pcs are running same set up except they use shadows.

          i tried another pc running a full version of v9 and no problems.
          used this pc ok after installing 10 mar build no problems. the last action before the problems was - i had opened a folder on the server using a button on a form, then tried to print a pdf doc. the pc slowed dramatically.

          re started, everything else ok except alpha5. can access server folders ok, so probably not the network connection.

          i think maybe mike has something. ill try that on monday and see how i get on.

          thanks again


            Re: alpha5 stopped working

            If you have applied some v10 Beta builds but NOT the latest one then it is likely that as of 1st September this would have stopped... the second beta expiry date was 1st September, this has now been extended to 15th September.



              Re: alpha5 stopped working

              hi andrea,

              i never put a v10 beta on this pc.


                Re: alpha5 stopped working

                i did a system restore to remove IE8 and the problem is fixed.