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Cannot start B4PP anymore on desktop: "A problem was encountered"

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by Frank, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Frank

    Frank Member Licensed User

    Hi there,
    I have used B4PPC for over a year now with no problems.
    In the last weeks I didn't use it (too much other stuff), but when I wanted to start it yesterday on my PC, it didn't even start up. Instead I got an error message "Basic4PPC encountered a problem and must be terminated" (or similar; freely translated from my German message).

    I use Windows XP and B4PP V6.50. Un- and reinstalling B4PPC didn't help.

    B4PPC programs that I compiled for PC still run on the PC, so I don't think it's a problem with the .Net-version.

    I somehow fear that it might be related to Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, which I installed recently - I just cannot remember if I used B4PP on the desktop after the installation or not.

    Does anyone have an idea what might be going wrong here? How can I check which files/dlls/resources I need when starting up B4PPC?

    Thanks for any help.

    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  2. klaus

    klaus Expert Licensed User

    Have you copied the license.txt file into the program's folder ?

  3. Frank

    Frank Member Licensed User

    Re: license.txt

    Well, there is a file license.txt in the same folder where also the Dbasic.exe is.
    I haven't explicitly copied it there, as I installed B4PPC once (I think it was Version 5.30) and upgraded ever since... - but it's there.
  4. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    The next thing I would try is to save the license.txt file, uninstall Basic4ppc then delete the Anywhere software folder in Program Files then reinstall and copy back licence.txt. That way you have a totally clean installation.
  5. Mr_Gee

    Mr_Gee Active Member Licensed User

    Strangely enough I had the same issue last sunday on my laptop,
    I removed the application (through windows remove programs)
    next I deleted the program directory
    dowloaded the application, and reinstalled it again

    It gave me an error "licence.txt not found" so I copy pasted the file in the
    B4PPC directory and it worked..

    Hopefully it will work for you too ..

    ps. I don't have MSVis.Studio installed on this PC, but i did have it on another PC for a while and B4PPC did play nice with other applications
    SharpDevelop/Vis.Studio etc.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  6. Frank

    Frank Member Licensed User

    It worked!

    It worked! Uninstalled B4PPC from Windows Control Panel, reinstalled and copied licence file back - and now it runs again.

    Thanks for your help,

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