Just installed Solidworks2014 on a Windows 7 64-bit machine and it open without a ton of errors:
"swVBAServer has stopped working”
I tried uninstalling and re-installing framework but that didn't help.
Are you doing a clean install or are you updating an older version of Solidworks?
Are you installing from a Solidwoks CD or from downloaded files?
When you are doing an uninstall go into the options and select to delete all files and traces of Solidworks from your computer. This will then delete everything so as you are starting with a clean PC that does not have any Solidworks files on it that might be messing up your install. If you have Solidworks templates etc that you want to keep move them to a different folder before you do the uninstall.
If you are installing from a stick or cd that someone has copied the files onto I would try get a new set of download files in case the files you have, are after being corrupted or something is missing from them.
I already did a uninstall of a older version and installed this new latest version from a network server, I installed it on other machines without a problem but this particular configuration is giving me problems. I see application error's in the event log but nothing that can lead me to a possible solution. I uninstalled office, .net framework, visual studio stuff but still the same error.
I have the same problem - 2013 > 2014 upgrade was run and was giving a data base error. I have since done a complete uninstall, reboot, reinstall of 2014 64 bit. The install seems to go fine however it just wont start, doesnt give any errors, just does nothing when double clicking on the icon. Probably something messed up in the registery, anybody got any ideas?
So there are many things that can prevent the swvbaserver.exe from launching, but the most common one that I have seen now is due to a corrupt vb6 installation.
It turns out that starting with 2013, SolidWorks moved from vb6 to vb7 which is why you see vb7 in the prereqs folder on the DVD. However, it still relies on 1 piece of vb6 to work. If the vb6 installation is messed up, 2013 and 2014 no longer repair or re-install it. However 2012 DOES, so that is why installing 2012 fixes the issue.
This has also been known to be caused by TurboCad(S-064456). The solution to a bad VB6 installation is the following:
You may get a configuring/repair message the next time you launch SolidWorks, but this is OK, just let it finish.
Hi Alex, would the same solution apply in a situation where clicking on the icon to launch Solidworks 2014 does nothing. This is a system running Win 8. 2013 was originally put on then upgraded to 2014. After the upgrade, it failed to launch giving an error (I believe it was "swVBAServer" but am not 100%). I did a complete uninstall - going into options and selecting the removal of all files.
After this I installed 2014, it seemed to go fine however it now wont launch and no errors are appearing either.
Unsure, as your behavior sounds different when double clicking does nothing(no errors). That is usually associated with a bad installation(despite having no errors during the install) or prerequisites not being installed properly like C++ and .NET Framework.
Any guidance on how I proceed from here?
Depends on what's happening with the process, did you re-install with UAC and anti-virus disabled? Do you have other versions of SWX installed? Does anything show up in the task manager? You should also take a look at the application event log, that might show a specific application crashing which is causing SWX to not launch.
Alex, thanks for your help! I got sorted, I did a complete uninstall including C++ followed by a fresh install. I believe unstalling C++ did the trick.
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