>> So i Can delete this one then?
When you want to uninstall/clear the items for Map3D then yes, you can remove the 8002-items. If you have plane AutoCAD 2010 to be removed, then remove the 8001-items.
If you have both installed (AutoCAD 2010 and Map3D 2010) then you might cleanup both and repair or reinstall both.
If you have only Map3D installed, then you should not find any 8001-items.
Hope that is answered triple save now
- alfred -
Thanks for that.
Still no luck though unfortunately. It started the secondary installer, saying it was configuring then gathering required information, then it tried to open it, brought up the small box with the AutoCAD 2010 Map 3D "world"picture, then the grey maximised box and the loading cursor before promptly closing down again!
last idea (for now): modify your start-icon on your desktop and add a parameter for starting the acad.exe
That avoids initializing hardware-acceleration to the gc, sometimes that may help.
>>>details<<< for start-parameter.
- alfred -
Thanks for keeping the suggestions coming
Im getting a bit out of my comfort zone but Ive tried this. As I understand it I add:
So the total target line was:
"C:\Program Files\AutoCAD Map 3D 2010\acad.exe" /nohardware "S:\Engineering\Engineers\TomP\Steves Template"
(ive tried it with and without the .dwg file extension on it too)
That didnt seem to work either. Have I done it right?
that should be enough:
"C:\Program Files\AutoCAD Map 3D 2010\acad.exe" /nohardware
And if that does not work you can start it with an option of using a specific profile ... and give a name of a profile that does not exist yet, e.g.
"C:\Program Files\AutoCAD Map 3D 2010\acad.exe" /nohardware /p NewTestProfile
- alfred -
I tried the top one first off and that didnt work. Thats when I read that it said to use a filename after the switch but that didnt work either.
Ive just tried the new profile one too and that came up with a warning saying it didnt exist and will create one with default settings but that didnt load either.
I apologise if I sound very negative, Im just at a complete loss with this one and desperate to get it working.
- Autodesk recommended uninstall/reinstall procedures are as follows
- Ensure you do this to ALL AutoCAD products on your PC.
- Do the same for every .NET application installed on your PC.
- Restart your PC, log in as full administrator. Turn off all background running apps, including Anti-Virus etc.
- Find and download a quality Windows Registry Cleaner: I use one called CCLEANER. If you use this one, it has many features you need to use, starting with the CLEANER option with it first starts, then use the Registry Cleaner feature repeatedly until it reports no issues.
- Now use the Autodesk Disks or downloads you have to reinstall your AutoCAD versions (which should reinstall the .NET versions needed as well).
Ensure the user installing/uninstalling and using the product have enough rights to do so (install and reinstall as local administrator):
Unable to run AutoCAD® as a restricted user http://usa.autodesk.com/getdoc/id=TS1055299
If all the above does not work, get with your supervisor and reformat your PC and start from scratch.
Thanks for all the replies. My manager and I got to work on this yesterday.
We tried the above procedure but this still didnt work.
So then my boss decided to delete anything and everything related to Autodesk or AutoCAD that we could possibly search foron the computer or in the registry. We deleted all of that and then cleaned the registry etc. Then reinstalled but this time we thought we would try installing it with the last update (as found in the configure bit)
Finally success! CAD is back up and running! I dont know whether it was the action of deleting everything off or reinstalling without the update but I dont want to upset the balance by trying to find out now as it is all working and prefer it to stay that way! So if anyone else gets a similar problem then maybe try one thing first then the other
Thanks for the help guys!