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Diagnostic and Debug Files

These files can be used to isolate problems with running WinDisp other software. In most cases you can simply run the program from this page and you will get a simple form displayed which you can then dismiss. If the program fails with an error, this indicates that the component being utilised by the program is not correctly installed on your system.

Dongle Problems

If you encounter problems with the dongle, install the Sentinel diagnostic program in an empty folder and then run it with logging enabled and send me the resulting log file.

   Sentinel Keys Diagnostic Tool V 1.3 (544KB)

   Sentinel Field Exchange Utility (1,100KB)

Common Problems

There are a variety of MS system files which can cause problems when the version installed on your computer is not consistent with that used when building the application you are running. The most common of these are:

 

Microsoft Scripting runtime

Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC)

JET Database engine

 

If you receive a message Error 5: Invalid procedure call or argument, then one possibility is that the Scripting runtime needs to be updated. If you receive a message "Cannot load vb5db.dll", then you may not have the JET database engine installed on your computer. If you have trouble creating or updating databases, then you may need to upgrade to the latest MDAC.

The most common missing system components are included below: 

   GDI+ (1,017KB)

   Graph32.ocx (914KB)

   MScomctl32 installer (1,594KB)

   MFC71 (505KB)

   Windows Scripting runtime 5.6 (W2K, XP) (661KB)

   Windows Scripting runtime 5.6 (W98,ME, NT4) (665KB)

These versions are current as of January 14, 2005, but the latest downloads can be obtained from Microsoft's download page:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/downloads/

The MDAC and JET downloads can be found by following the Product and Update Downloads link, while the Scripting Runtime can be found by selecting Windows Script in the Product/Technology drop-down and the clicking on Go! Then select the link appropriate for your operating system and follow the download and install instructions. (You may need to search for "scripting" as Microsoft continually update their site and move the links).

If you receive an error message Error 429: ActiveX component cannot create object, then you may not have the DAO dll file dao350.dll installed on your computer. First uninstall the program which causes the problem and then go to the page:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292054

and try ONLY the first 3 steps of method 1. Then reinstall the program and see if the problem has been solved.

 

SciCoMap dll, ocx and system files

SciCoMap Files test  This tests that all required files are valid

 

System ocx and dll tests

Base VB test  This tests that the required VB system files are valid

ADO test  This tests that the required ADO system files are valid

DAO test  This tests that the required DAO system files are valid

DAO test  This tests that the required DAO system files are valid

Cmdlg test  This tests the operation of the cmdlg32.ocx

MScomct2 test  This tests the operation of the MScomct2.ocx

MScomctl test  This tests the operation of the MScomctl.ocx

MSflxgrd test  This tests the operation of the MSflxgrd.ocx

Graph32 test  This tests the operation of the graph32.ocx

Grid32 test  This tests the operation of the grid32.ocx

Richtx32 test  This tests the operation of the richtx32.ocx

Scrrun test  This tests the operation of the scrrun.dll

Spin32 test  This tests the operation of the spin32.ocx

Tabctl32 test  This tests the operation of the tabctl32.ocx

Threed32 test  This tests the operation of the threed32.ocx

 

Custom ocx and dll tests

SCAVBUtils test  This tests the operation of SCAVBUtils32.dll

SCAUtils test  This tests the operation of SCA dll's

SCAGraph test  This tests the operation of SCAGraph32.ocx

SCAPointTransform test  This tests the operation of SCAPointTransform32.ocx

SCAProjection test  This tests the operation of SCAProjection32.ocx

SCARotation test  This tests the operation of SCARotation32.ocx

SCASelectDir test  This tests the operation of SCASelectDir32.ocx

SCAResizer test This tests the operation of SCAResizer32.ocx

 

Full DLL list

DLLVer test  This checks that all of the files required are loaded on the system and creates a log file named DLLver.log in the folder where it is run

Geosoft DLLVer test  This checks that all of the Geosoft 6.3 API files required are loaded on the system and creates a log file named Geosoft_DLLver.log in the folder where it is run

 

OpenGL tests

openGL test  This tests the operation of ChoosePixelFormat

OpenGL system test  Displays a list of all required openGL files loaded on the computer and creates a log file

 

All Diagnostics

   Full Diagnostics suite

 

 

Windows Script 5.6 for Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows NT 4.0

 

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a8a18f6-249c-4a72-bfcf-fc6af26dc390&DisplayLang=en

   scr56en.exe

 

Microsoft Data Access Components

 

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/downloads/list/dataaccess.asp