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Computer Shuts Down With No Warning When Using a4V7

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  • jdtwright
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    Computer Shuts Down with A5V7 Runtime

    One of my users is having a similar problem as discussed about but with A5v7 Runtime. She also has a Dell desktop running XP. She can't recall exactly what she was doing, but she said she it happened to her 4 times today, which is unacceptable. I don't have this problem on my version, but I'm not running the runtime version. Any suggestions?

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  • Ted Krishisky
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    Thanks to Mike Konoff and Rawlings for offering some worthwhile suggestions that probably would have worked but I decided to bite the bullet and purchase Alpha 5 Version 7.Now I'm concentrating on how to use my new software.

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  • Rawlings
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    I had this problem in my A4 applications. This problem occurs in Win98/WinME/NT/2000/XP. It looks like a bug in A4V7. However, I figured out a way of killing this bug. Insert {SCREENFREEZE}MVE in your custom enter menu key and {SCREENFREEZE}MVC in your custom change menu key. This did it for me & I trust it will do it for you too. Bye.

    RAWLINGS
    Last edited by Rawlings; 12-29-2005, 11:50 AM.

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  • Mike Konoff
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    Could the "compatibility mode" or "display settings" have anything to do with this? Might try adjusting them to see if the problems goes away; without causing other problems.

    Have you found a solution?

    Mike

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  • Computer Shuts Down With No Warning When Using a4V7

    I recently switched computers and installed my A4 program with my purchased CD.Never had a problem with my old computer but with my new Dell Inspiron 9300 XP Pro,got a weird problem.While entering some data in the view mode or clicking on tools,my computer shuts down with no warning. It also shut down several other times but I couldn't recall what I was doing at the time.Please help.Need to get my database working properly
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