Just finally got a handle on an issue with SW sometimes not
loading properly. The bottom line, after much investigation with
good SW help, is that there is a race going on and the winner isn't
necessarily who gets there first, but the loser is more evident.
Basically, I was finding that SW would not load properly some of
the itme. I figured out that I could consistently make it load
properly by turning off my 3D driver, then starting it when SW
asked for it. But as we started to suspect, that was a symptom. The
issue is that on a 64 bit SW machine, with PDMWE and more than one
processor (or dual core as I have), then it looks like there is an
issue with the second processor loading PDMWE while SW is loading.
Sounds good, loads faster, except that it tended to create a
problem based on who won the race. By turning off my 3D driver, it
forced a delay that kept the train wreck from happening.
So, if you are seeing something like this, maybe this is also your
issue. Just wanted to make you aware of it. SPR41376