MAX 5.1.8 Stopped working

    May 28 2011 | 12:12 pm
    I had to repair my Windows 7 installation but after I did this, MAX 5.1.8 stopped working. Strangely enough MAX runtime works fine. I tried the following:
    uninstalling and re-installing.
    Installing an earlier version (5.0.8) and then upgrading to 5.1.8: in this situation MAX 5.0.8 worked fine but when I upgraded to 5.1.8 it stopped working again (except for MAX Runtime)
    Tried the installations above with both virus protection enabled and disabled.
    I am running Windows 7 x64 (SP1) on an i7 950 3.06 MHz laptop.
    Will appreciate any help.

    • May 28 2011 | 6:15 pm
      did you try to dump your preferences. It is possible the remained through uninstall and reinstall - i think it's this
      C:UsersYourCompsNameAppDataRoamingCycling '74Max 5 Preferences Files
      C:UsersYourCompsNameAppDataLocalCycling '74
      It worked for me before.
    • May 30 2011 | 6:22 pm
      Thanks. I deleted my preferences from the corresponding
      AppDataRoamingCycling '74Max 5 Preferences Files
      but this did not work (there was nothing in AppDataLocalCycling '74).
      The only other odd thing I noticed (do not know if this is related) is that MAX runtime gives me a strange message, even after I deleted my search paths file. It seems to be picking paths from somewhere else because it reports
      Warning: you have multiple files in your search path with the name slider.svg using this file: D:/Program Files (x86)/Cycling '74/Max 5.0/Cycling '74/object-palettes/slider.svg
      in any case, thank you for providing this option.
      Best Rajmil
    • May 31 2011 | 6:20 pm
      What Anti-Virus app are you running? Try disabling or removing it.
    • Jun 01 2011 | 5:49 pm
      I use AVAST. I did disable it in a couple of previous attenpts but still no luck. Thanks Rajmil
    • Jun 01 2011 | 7:05 pm
      Hi Rajmil,
      Drop support a line and we'll try and get you sorted out.
      support at cycling74 dot com
      The slider.svg thing is probably unrelated. What happens if you search for slider.svg on that computer?
    • Jun 07 2011 | 10:28 am
      Thanks. Will do. Rajmil