I have just started having a problem starting Solidworks 2007 (SP
5.0). When I try to start it, the windows installer opens up and asks
for an installation disk for DWGeditor. If I hit cancel, a box opens
saying that windows is configuring Microsoft Publisher. Has anyone
else seen this? The IT guy says he needs to wipe the hard disk clean
and reinstall everything. Sounds like a painful solution to me. The
VAR has been no help. Any ideas on this one?
Thanks guys. I'll try those suggestions. I don't know why, but the
IT guy is very resistant to just reinstalling the software--would
rather reformat hard drive. Another IT control thing that doesn't
make sense. ; )
What? I use it almost every week to view/measure large layouts etc.
and I'm very happy because we don't have to buy adesk license.
About the problem, my guess is that the your user account has not
enough rights to do what is necessery (need to write something to
somewhere). Seen the same behavior many times with other softwares.
iQ here, just had this on a laptop. it was odd as all users that
logged into this system could not use SWx, with the similar errors
(DWGeditor and a MSoft product) and eventually crashed out. now when
we logged in as the admin all worked fine. we ran the permissions
gambit and there was nothing wrong, all of my engineering users have
local administrative control. we tried wiping the registry with no
help. i even uninstalled all SWx software, deleted any remaining
directories, deleted all keys in the registry, defraged and re-
installed SWx and all SP's. all to no avail. i even deleted all
users profiles and started new and still did not work. we ended up
rebuilding the laptop. i figure that a windows SP somehow killed it.
no proof as we were able to run SWx fine after the rebuild. all MSoft
SP installed prior to SWx install.
something to look at is an image software (ghost, acronis, ...) to
take an image of the hard drive after windows install and all software
but SWx and supporting software. then it is a lot better to just plop
the image on the system and install SWx and SP's. this works great if
you have multiple of the same platforms. i have only seen this on SWx
2007 so far. SWx 2008 has not done this to me as of this date, KOW
(knock on wood). iQ
This is due to the window installer program "normally".
Go to add/remove programs and you should see it there. remove it.
I would then re-install Solidworks as some registery items will be
This happens a lot when the antivirus services are not stopped.
It is not good enough, just to stop access scanning, you need to stop
all of the antivirus process services.
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