AutoCAD 2013/2014/2015

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Fatal Error

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05-04-2012 05:03 AM

I'm not sure why I am getting this, but any help would be appreciated.


Yesterday afternoon I saved the file I was working on and when I tried closing the file, I did not receive an error message, but AutoCAD 2013 locked up and crashed. Not very unusual, but I sent in the error report and tried to re-open AutoCAD. Once it started to restart, it locked up again, went to a white screen and gave me a "Fatal Error" message. Once again, I sent in the error report via the dialog box. I tried it 3 or 4 more times (I know, it's one of the symptoms of insanity) and it did not open. I have tried restarting my computer, "repairing" the installation, and completely uninstalling and re-installing the software. Nothing seems to work, and the fatal error seems to change every time. one of the last ones I received was:


FATAL ERROR: Unhandled Access Violation Reading 0x2f708000 Exception at f7485f7eh


As I noted, the message stays similar, but the red "words" are constantly changing. I have also attempted to change the "InfoCenter" folder to "InfoCenterOFF" as per another thread, but that apparently doe snot seem to matter.


my computer specs are as follows:


Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit (6.1 Build 7601)


System Model: 4157N1U

Intel Xeon E5603 @ 1.60GHz

12288 MB RAM

DirectX 11

NVIDIA Quadro 4000

3802 MB Total GPU Memory

Running (2) monitors


If it matters, the issue only occurs with AutoCAD 2013. I currently have AutoCAD Structural 2013 installed and it seems to operate fine, but i cannot seem to migrate my settings to Structural. I also have the Building Suite version of Revit 2013 installed and it also seems to be operating fine.


If anyone has any information or needs more informaiton from me on this issue, please feel free to ask!


thank you in advance for any help you can provide!


Best regards,


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Re: Fatal Error

05-04-2012 05:05 AM in reply to: azeller

Sometimes you have to perform a complete and detailed uninstall, including registry edits, restart your PC and reinstall to get over damaged software like that: wait for other suggestions first but my guess is by EOB today you might want to consider this dramatic fix.

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Re: Fatal Error

05-04-2012 06:39 AM in reply to: pendean

Thank you. I was afraid someone might say that. If that's the case, i will probably continue working with my "workaround" (using Structural, Architecture, or MEP). I appreciate the response though.

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Re: Fatal Error

05-04-2012 07:11 AM in reply to: azeller

Not sure if it will help in this particular case, but I too was getting constant fatal errors from 2013.  After repairs, partial re-installs, un-installs, etc... and nothing working, I decided to try doing an un-install and re-install of the .NET 4.0 framework.  


In the process of un-installing the framework, I soon remembered that I had installed the .NET 4.5beta framework for Visual Studio.  After a complete un-install of the 4.5beta and a re-install of 4.0, all was well!


As I said... not sure that it will help in this case, but maybe it will benefit others with similar issues!



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Re: Fatal Error

05-19-2012 07:49 AM in reply to: Rob.O

Thank you! I just reverted back to .Net 4.0 from the .Net 4.5 Beta and this fixed my AutoCad Fatel Error crash issue. I too had installed Visual Basic 11 Beta with .Net 4.5 before I installed my AutoCad 2013. Thanks again for your help with this fix.


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Re: Fatal Error

06-06-2012 08:10 AM in reply to: azeller

Ya I had the same problem.  Autocad wouldnt open and said fatal error.  After I downloaded net 4.0 everything was fine.  It can be tricky trying to figure out why autocad is acting up, most of the time a re-install will fix autocad issues.

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