[amsat-bb] SatPC32 Problem

R.T.Liddy k8bl at ameritech.net
Mon Jul 25 20:41:12 UTC 2016

OK!!!  I reloaded it into a clean folder exactly as youinstructed and I no longer get that error on startup.
Now, I need to go back to my desktop and try to findmy Registration Code.  HIHI
73 und Vielen Dank mein Freund!   Bob  K8BL

      From: Erich Eichmann <erich.eichmann at t-online.de>
 To: R.T.Liddy <k8bl at ameritech.net> 
 Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 3:21 PM
 Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SatPC32 Problem
I don't know why you get that error message. It is the first time I hear 
about it. Normally SatPC32 runs flawlessly under Windows 7, 32- and 64-bit.

The SatPC32 program folder (usually on 64-bit Windows: C:\Program 
Files(x86)\SatPC32) contains some other program files: SatPC32ISS, 
Wisat32, WinAOS, WinListen etc.
You can start them from Windows - Start - All Programs - SatPC32 or  in 
the program folder using the Windows File Manager.
Do these programs work?

At present I suggest you uninstall SatPC32 and make a complete clean 
re-installation. (The program folder and the SatPC32 data folder must be 
completely empty).
Open the downloaded ZIP  file and in the Winzip window click "Extract" 
and "all" and unzip the file into an empty folder on you HD. Then RIGHT 
click on the setup file in that folder and from the list that opens 
choose "Run as administrator".

When the installation is complete start the program to see whether it 
works better. If yes configure the program step by step for your 
equipment. When you have a working setup run the tool "DataBackup" 
(SatPC32 menu "Programs") to save your settings. Then you can easily 
restore a working setup when later problems occur.

I hope you get it working.

73s, Erich, DK1TB

Am 25.07.2016 um 18:51 schrieb R.T.Liddy:
> AMSAT'ers,
> I loaded SatPC32 onto a new laptop I plan to use on upcomingGrid Expeditions from the website. However, I get an errormessage when I try to run it. (Windows 7 on Lenovo Thinkpad)
> Runtime error 217
> When I Google that message, all I get are links to programs thatwant to sell me software to scan my computer to fix it.
> Any clues on how to fix this problem?
> TNX/73,      Bob  K8BL  (AMSAT #6593 since 1979)
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