Revit Architecture

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Registered: ‎10-19-2012
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Revit won't start

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10-19-2012 10:47 AM

I am unable to start Revit. I have installed, uninstalled over and over and still get a window showing an exclamation point in a yellow triangle. I tried to install 2012 and that wouldn't work. It was looking for a file when it said it still had 5 of 8 steps to go.

I did download the update. Even tried downloading from the site rather than my disks.

Same problem with Autocad and Architecture.

I have a 64-bit machine. Revit 2012 has worked previously on this computer.

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Re: Revit won't start

10-22-2012 08:53 AM in reply to: steveterhune

I think others who have had installation problems have been advised to completely uninstall the program first, using revo-installer or something like that. Search these forums for similar problems, to get the exact info. You should also be able to get installation help directly from autodesk. Thirdly, there's a licensing forum here that is for exactly these kind of quesitons :smileyhappy:

If by some odd chance my nattering was useful -- that's great, glad to help. But if it actually solved your issue, then please mark my solution as accepted :smileyhappy:
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Re: Revit won't start

10-22-2012 10:18 AM in reply to: Bob_Zurunkle

Thx Bob. I had uninstalled using the normal method thru Autodesk software. I decided to take your advice, reinstall Revit (which again didn't work), then use Revo to uninstall again. Well, Revo doesn't even see Revit! It worked when I wanted to uninstall Design Review, and did a great job with that. Very puzzling, and keeping me from working at this point.

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Re: Revit won't start

10-23-2012 05:10 AM in reply to: steveterhune

Try a clean install and reinstall. Removing Revit from the Control Panel > Add/Remove Applications does not remove the entire application. Please read over and carefully follow all the instructions.


2013: How to Complete a Clean Install [Uninstall] of Revit products


Hope this helps and thanks for posting.



Alan Quinn
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