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Why does Solidworks crash when I click the new file icon?

Question asked by Will Finamore on Feb 9, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 10, 2015 by Will Finamore

When I click on the new document icon, SW immediately crashes. I'm running 2014 on a Student License through my university.

 

My comp specs:

Processor: Intel Core i7-4700MQ @ 2.40 GHz

RAM: 16gb DDR3

OS: Windows 7 64bit

Graphics: Intel 4600 integrated and Nvidia GTX 770M dedicated (drivers updated to newest as of Feb.  9, 2015)

HDD: Seagate 1TB hybrid 7200rpm

 

This error occurs whenever I attempt to create a new document, or when I attempt to open a preexisting drawing file. I can open assemblies and individual parts no problem.

 

When I first installed SW on this computer (on January 1st, 2015), everything worked as it should. Then, last week, I discovered that I couldn't create drawing files.

 

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing multiple times with slightly worse results. I used to be able to create new assemblies and parts.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Here's a screenshot of the error.

SWerror.png

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