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  • PDF & RTF Drivers

    I have a computer that is a all-in-one machine.
    It has no printer lpt port on it only USB ports
    I get 4 errors every time I start A5 about the print drivers.

    I tried un-install and re-install.

    Didn't fix

    Is it because the ports it is trying to associate with the drivers doesn't exist on my machine?

    Please help!

    Fraser Optical Inc

  • #2
    RE: PDF & RTF Drivers

    That seems unlikely as the USB can support printers as well as any other periferal.

    More info would be helpful:

    What brand of computer
    What operating system
    Size of hard drive

    Are you using any special partitioning on the drive or using multiple drives?

    Marc King


    • #3
      RE: PDF & RTF Drivers

      Windows 98SE
      Gateway Profile 2
      9.5GB 7.7GB free
      A5v5 runtime 1410_1036
      No special partitions only mapped drives to other folders on network.(shared folders that contain the DB's I created)


      • #4
        RE: PDF & RTF Drivers

        When you say "runtime" do you mean you only have the runtime? There is a difference between A5v5 and the runtime.

        A5v5 is the development environment and DB engine. The runtime only allows distributed A5 solutions to run without A5v5 installed.

        You need to have A5v5 to build A5 data bases. You then use the runtime to distribute with your solutions to third parties who dont have A5.

        If you have mistakenly purchased only the runtime you can contact Richard Rabins to resolve the confusion and get on track.
        Marc King


        • #5
          RE: PDF & RTF Drivers

          Just re-read your thread so disregard my previous assumption.

          Check out this thread

          Apparently the drivers are installed the first time A5 is started and require that the user have admin rights.

          Uninstall - set admin rights and reinstall then run.
          Marc King


          • #6
            RE: PDF & RTF Drivers

            Alpha5 is designed to automatically load all four drivers on startup. It was designed that way to offset user error when users delete the .TXT files from the diorectory you program is loaded into. I have had several problems before this addition with users deleting the text file drivers by doing a general cleanout of imported txt files.


            • #7
              RE: PDF & RTF Drivers

              Been there done that. re-installed with admin rights.
              Still same errrors
              All four drivers give error messages that they did not load.
              Running same application on 4 other machines, no error.
              The only differnece I can conclude is that this machine has no lpt or com ports.



              • #8
                RE: PDF & RTF Drivers

                After you install it under administrator rights - you also have to run the program once while still under the administrator rights. This will create the drivers and eliminate the errors.

                Worked for me...


                • #9
                  RE: PDF & RTF Drivers

                  Are the other systems running 98SE?

                  Marc King


                  • #10
                    RE: PDF & RTF Drivers

                    Ran Alpha with admin rights, and the other machines running same app also are running 98SE.



                    • #11
                      RE: PDF & RTF Drivers

                      I have heard of limitations, particularily networking limitations resulting from compact mother board designs in late model (win 98) systems.

                      Though that doesn't explain the files not found.

                      Can you copy those files from a working system and manually put them in that folder of the compact system?
                      Marc King