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  • Mood: Wow!
  • Playing: Incendia
I had Incendia on my laptop.  When to create a PDF of the online help.  When Adobe Acrobat reader tried to open the PDF, it told me of a new update.  I installed it.  Incendia hasn't worked since.  I re-formated my hard drive, reloaded windows and Incendia.  It loaded right up.  I then installed Firefox, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Acrobat.  Incendia has refused to work since.  I had Incendia on an old P1 desktop running XP and was using it to render some parameters.  Everything worked fine until about about an hour ago.  Incendia wouldn't load.  I rebooted.  What greeted me when the system came back up?  A message box from Adobe to install the freshly downloaded update to Adobe Acrobat.  

Anyone else seeing a trend here?  If you want to keep Incendia working, I'd delete Adobe Acrobat Reader and find an alternative.  Maybe something like Foxit (www.download.com/Foxit-PDF-Rea… I am off to re-load windows and see if it fixes anything. :(
D.

UPDATE: On the XP machine, I un-installed Acrobat Reader, re-installed Incendia, and it works again!  Now if I can nly get it working on the faster machine....

2nd Update: I removed Acrobat from my laptop and Incendia still would not run.  I re-installed it.  Still no go.  I "repaired" Vista with my install CD.  Nothing.  I then re-formatted my drive (2nd time this weekend) and re-installed all my software - Incendia last of all and with something other than Acrobat.  It worked...kinda.  No flickering, but lots of screen updates.  I was able to get out the two pieces I just posted before I shut the program down to do something else.  Guess what won't re-start.  :(

I've added an additional update on this problem here (djeaton3162.deviantart.com/jou… like to get your input here (tinyurl.com/59wm4k).
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rimete Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008   General Artist
Well, I wish I had the program (love debugging) and have enough comps not to worry about reinstall issues.
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djeaton3162 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd be glad to share the links, but have asked Aexion for permission first.
D.
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rimete Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008   General Artist
I left a comment before to Aexion, but I'll note him. Thanks!
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WCSallySally Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Adobe is moving PS from CoCo to Carbon (I think :P) and I do not know what may be going on with Reader.
I tried to download a trial copy of PS and was told there were issues and downloads were currently not offered.

I know A. Reader flummoxes my system too, and you have to watch particularly the "Common Files" section. If your uninstall left things there you may have to clean them out. Adobe signs all their drivers so that helps.

I have Common Files Residents which reinstall every time and have to be hand cleaned (please wait while MS creates a XX database .. remember those old days?).

Adobe gets additional grief from this action, and the resulting mess is a long process --of weeding the garden as it were. Yet I have to have Adobe Reader for some things, so I weed.

Your software folks over on Source Forge might be able to shed some light on this!

Web 2.0 is another item which does this crazy involuted damage to my PC happiness.

My problem is very old ('97), but it was very pervasive.

Good luck with this.
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
:omg: Herses 4 cursors. What a saga.

Is it Incendia, Adobe, Vista or ??? Or are you still trying to find out source prob :sherlock:

Thanks for the headsup. Was just about to try Incendia, so I'll wait until you clarify situation. :thanks:
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djeaton3162 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still trying. I just installed a fresh install of Vista Ultimate and Incendia would not run at all. Not even once.
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baba49 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the warning Daniel. I keep my hands from it for the time being. I can't risque a crash now. I hope you get everything sorted out for you without to much hassle.
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djeaton3162 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have plenty of time to deal with crashes and OS re-loads and such. I think I've done 7 this week. I'm going for the "most dedicated beta tester" award. If I can't get recognized for my art, maybe I can for my persistence. LOL Right now, I am going to install XP as a dual boot, turn off all networking and stuff on it so no updates or anything will ever be done, and then install Incendia on it. If it eventually crashes there, we will know that it isn't something else causing problems.
D.
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baba49 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I admire you for your determination to solve this riddle. I get gray hair or even risque to turn bald when I have to make a re-install. This is the reason why I still havn't bought a more powerfull pc.
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djeaton3162 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a glutton for punishment, I guess. That is why developers like having me beta test stuff. If I really like the product (or developer), there isn't much I won't do to help make it the best product possible.
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