XYplorer wont fire up on 2008 Server R2 64x

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dc310
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XYplorer wont fire up on 2008 Server R2 64x

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Double click on the XYPlorer icon and nothing happens. This is Windows Server 2008 R2 64x. It is running under VMware.

All I get is this strange error log:

xyerrorlog-2011-02-16_15-37-30.txt
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Main: 481 - Invalid picture



Any thoughts?

Thanxs,
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nas8e9
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Re: XYplorer wont fire up on 2008 Server R2 64x

Post by nas8e9 »

dc310 wrote:Double click on the XYPlorer icon and nothing happens. This is Windows Server 2008 R2 64x. It is running under VMware.

All I get is this strange error log:

xyerrorlog-2011-02-16_15-37-30.txt
-----------------------------------
Main: 481 - Invalid picture



Any thoughts?

Thanxs,
|><
By way of standard troubleshooting: does it make any difference when you copy only XYplorer.exe to an empty folder and run it from there? Also, are you running the latest beta?

One possible cause would be that your installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 is sufficiently bare (as is the default for it, I believe) that XYplorer can't find something that's always there on client versions. Do you have the Desktop Experience feature installed along with the necessary for multimedia playback?

dc310
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Re: XYplorer wont fire up on 2008 Server R2 64x

Post by dc310 »

It exhibits the same problem with a full install or the 'standalone'.


Hmm. "Desktop Experience feature". That gives me a clue to look into. I'll check that out.

dc310
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Re: XYplorer wont fire up on 2008 Server R2 64x

Post by dc310 »

OK I deleted my profile from another admin account and re-logged in. All is well. Windows Wierdness.

I'm not going to worry about it. Everything is fine now.

ale
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Re: XYplorer wont fire up on 2008 Server R2 64x

Post by ale »

Just to add a note...
today my XYplorer would not start with the same error

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Main: 481 - Invalid picture
Even a moved XYplorer.exe to an empty folder would behave the same. Installed the latest version*
and everything worked again, and also the same standalone XYplorer.exe that did not start before.
As far as I know the installer basically copies a bunch of files, so for me it's a mistery!

* I don't think the problem depends from the version because before upgrading I used it normally
for many days

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Re: XYplorer wont fire up on 2008 Server R2 64x

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I would say: Reboot Windows.
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Re: XYplorer wont fire up on 2008 Server R2 64x

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I had the same issue, after virtualizing the machine.
The problem turned out to be the TEMP folder. It was pointing to a non-existent location.
After correcting it in the 'Environment Variables', XY started up. Phew...

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Re: XYplorer wont fire up on 2008 Server R2 64x

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Really, wow, thanks for the info! :tup:

XYplorer does not actively use the Temp folder on startup. So Windows does something there behind the scenes... interesting!
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