2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 17, 2017 7:37 PM by Alexander Kibbe

    Solidworks 2017 wont start anymore

    Alexander Kibbe

      Solidworks Used to run just fine on this computer.  recently it has been taking longer and longer to start, not to open a file, just to start the program.


      Than just today it no longer starts at all.  It will hang on the initial opening pop up.  I've seen it get as for as 'initializing solidworks forum' but no farther even after hours of waiting.  I've also seen it hang on 'initialing VBA engine' for almost and hour and even 'loading registry' takes as long as 30 minutes.  during these hangs the task manager shows that it is using CPU time, though the ram usage is static.


      I have attempted to reset the solidworks registry settings and to repair the installation though this has had no affect on the program's ability to start.  The computer is definitely powerful enough to run it and I do have administrator rights on this machine.


      No other program on this machine has shown these symptoms, seems to be fully limited to solidworks.


      PC: Windows 10 64-bit, Core i7-5824K 6-core, 32gb DDR4 ram, Nvidia GeForce GTX980.

        • Re: Solidworks 2017 wont start anymore
          Christian Chu

          I don't see any reason why SW2017 was not running on your computer

          Did you try to reboot the computer and try again?

          Best way is to run Rx and send the report to your VAR for further inventigation

            • Re: Solidworks 2017 wont start anymore
              Alexander Kibbe

              Rebuild and restarted, it eventually started (after 2 hours) and after that it ran fine.  No issues at all opening and editing files even very complicated ones.  No idea why it was taking so long though.  It hung on 'initializing solidworks forum 2017' for like an hour but when I got it going and I when't in to disable the forum from starting with solidworks it said that last time it took less than a second for that add in to start.


              Now Solidworks is installed on a drive OTHER than my OS drive but the drive its on should not be an issue  Lots of other programs run from it just fine.


              how would I go about reporting to VAR?