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Program opens and closes or suddendly quits

by Andrew325 / April 7, 2010 1:30 AM PDT

I have operating system XP professional.

I have recently loaded my copy of AutocadLt 2002. For about a week it worked fine, but how I have a problem opening Autocad. If I click on the short cut it opens, flashed up the screens, then closed. If I restart the machine 80% of the time I can open Autocad, but when using it, it will suddenly close.

I have reinstalled, and repaired the program. No change. I have booted the system and repaired the autocad from the disk today, it has progressed to 99% but hung up.

Used autocad on another machine with xp no problem for years.

Any idead where thr problem is ?

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I'd start
by Jimmy Greystone / April 7, 2010 1:43 AM PDT

I'd start with a comprehensive malware scan, followed by a memory test if that comes up clean.

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i have tried
by Andrew325 / April 7, 2010 1:47 AM PDT
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I have run trend micro, also I have used cc cleaner and registry booster no major problems found yet

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Well there you go
by Jimmy Greystone / April 7, 2010 1:59 AM PDT
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Well there you go, you neglected to mention you use registry programs. Those cause all manner of problems, and AutoCAD is a very finicky program.

I also said MALWARE, which includes more than just running a virus scan. If you need more than that, try the virus and security forum here. But with apparent regular use of a registry program, you may have done permanent damage to the OS and the only option is to reinstall the whole thing.

Also, have you checked with AutoDesk to see if they have any suggestions? Maybe this is a known issue with that version, and there's an update to fix it that you have neglected to apply.

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