15 Replies Latest reply on Sep 15, 2012 12:28 AM by Dougal Hiscock

    ERROR : 1606

    wael dardour

      when I  throw  the program (solidworks 2009 sp0.0)(sur vista 32 bit)  I  find  (error 1606.could not access network location 0/.) and the program dont work.....p help me..

        • Re: ERROR : 1606
          Raghavendra Bhagavan.S.M

          Hello Wael,

           

          Could you be more specific with the error ? You can attach the screenshot for the better understanding ?

           

          Cheers !

          Bhagavan.

          • Re: ERROR : 1606
            Deepak Gupta

            Welcome to SW forums Wael.

             

            Are you running a network license. Check if you can connect to the server

             

            Also read this post for your future reference: Forum Posting

            • Re: ERROR : 1606
              Scott McFadden

              Wael,

              If you go to Help>SolidNetWork License Administrator, what does it tell you about your connection on your machine?

              • Re: ERROR : 1606
                Dougal Hiscock

                Hi Guys

                 

                I'm getting the same error for the first time ever.

                Installing SW2009 on a win7-64 machine.  I have run about a dozen trial installs and all went well.  I start a reinstall to actually use it and I hit this error.

                But my error is found when installing SW explorer.  The installer can't get past that point and cancels out before installing simulation and something else which follows.

                 

                I haven't yet tried to fix it.  Just reporting for now.  This is a standalone installation.

                • Re: ERROR : 1606
                  Kelvin Lamport

                  Are you running a Symantec/Norton utility? This used to be a cause of the 1606 error on some systems.

                   

                  On other systems;

                  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549

                    • Re: ERROR : 1606
                      Dougal Hiscock

                      Hi Kevin

                       

                      I'm not running symantec or Norton, I run Avast which so far hasn't caused any problems.  I struck this error late last night and just left it.  I'll get into troubleshooting tonight as I hope to be using this computer fulltime on Monday.

                        • Re: ERROR : 1606
                          Dougal Hiscock

                          Update, the installation error is fixed for me.

                          I went through the registry settings in the microsoft knowledgebase article, all were fine except for a default setting which wasn't on the list and couldn't be deleted.

                           

                          I downloaded the automated "fixit" msi file from microsoft and, seriously surprised, it fixed it.

                           

                          Because the installation was done over several attempts this has killed my 30 day free trial, solidworks requires immediate activation to work.  Guess I'm down to transferring license files repeatedly as I test and migrate to the new machine.

                           

                          *edit*

                          However, that was only SP0.  Updating to SP5.1 I hit the same error again.  The same fix doesn't work.

                           

                          Time to blow the HDD clean and start again I think.  I don't know exactly what was interfering with it, but it was working last week.

                            • Re: ERROR : 1606
                              Deepak Gupta

                              Did you tried "Let me fix it myself"

                                • Re: ERROR : 1606
                                  Dougal Hiscock

                                  Hi Deepak

                                   

                                  Yes I did, those are the registry settings I mentioned earlier in the same post. 

                                    • Re: ERROR : 1606
                                      Deepak Gupta

                                      You said that you've used automated fix it option but have you tried the manual methods listed on the site.

                                        • Re: ERROR : 1606
                                          Dougal Hiscock

                                          The manual method is checking and altering registry settings. 

                                          Dougal wrote:

                                           

                                          I went through the registry settings in the microsoft knowledgebase article, all were fine except for a default setting which wasn't on the list and couldn't be deleted.

                                            • Re: ERROR : 1606
                                              Deepak Gupta

                                              Sorry for misunderstanding that. The same post talk about deleting some registry keys. Did you tried that too??

                                                • Re: ERROR : 1606
                                                  Dougal Hiscock

                                                  All the registry keys matched except for one labelled as "default".  I was unable to delete that key.  I didn't check if the automated fixer was able to remove it.

                                                    • Re: ERROR : 1606
                                                      Deepak Gupta

                                                      Here is another method listed on the same link.

                                                      Method 2

                                                      If the issue still occurs, find registry keys.

                                                      Below is a registry key reference of how the key is displayed for Microsoft Office in the registry:

                                                      The Version of Microsoft OfficeDisplayed in Registry
                                                      Office 201014.0
                                                      Office 200712.0
                                                      Office 200311.0
                                                      Office XP10.0
                                                      Office 20009.0
                                                      Office 978.0

                                                       

                                                      To do this, follow the steps below:

                                                      1. Click Start, click Run, type Regedit.exe, and then click OK.
                                                      2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

                                                        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office

                                                      3. In the left pane,there any old Microsoft Office register keys that do not have any product associated with them.
                                                        Note The picture below is an example for deleting an Office 2007 registery key.

                                                      4. In the left pane, right click the folder that you located and then click Delete.
                                                      5. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
                                          • Re: ERROR : 1606
                                            Dougal Hiscock

                                            HDD blown clean, partition table and MBR deleted and recreated.

                                            On a fresh install the problem is gone, SW2009SP5.1 installed fine.  I have no idea what the cause was, but a few other little niggles (like network not showing XP computers without registry tweaks) have also been avoided.

                                             

                                            Whether it was an installation order thing or not we'll probably never know.  They were both clean installs, this one now has the same software installed as previous but doesn't have the same issues.