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SOLIDWORKS Crash

Resetting the SOLIDWORKS Windows Registry Entry

Longtime Windows users are likely familiar with the debilitating effects of even a single Windows Registry key becoming corrupted. SOLIDWORKS is by no means immune to such a situation. Perhaps you may have experienced some of these effects before. SOLIDWORKS showing only the splash screen and not…

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“Could not initiate the transaction…” error at SOLIDWORKS start-up?

Could not initiate the transaction

Recently I was helping a customer on tech support to download and install SOLIDWORKS on a new machine but when we tried to launch SOLIDWORKS it showed a “Could not initiate the transaction” error message: “Could not initiate the transaction (66, iActTransactionStartFlxActivateApp() /flxActAppActivationReqCreate()errored [8,41013,00)” Once…

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SOLIDWORKS Crash Troubleshooting Guide (Part 3 of 3)

Part 3 of our SOLIDWORKS Crash Troubleshooting Guide offers steps relating to Windows and hardware. We recommend testing after each step to determine whether it resolved the problem before moving on to another step. Are there any Windows updates pending?  Sometimes implementing them solves the problem.  This…

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SOLIDWORKS Crash Troubleshooting Guide (Part 2 of 3)

Part 2 of our SOLIDWORKS Crash Troubleshooting Guide includes recommendations for graphics cards and utilizing SOLIDWORKS Rx. Catch up on part 1 of the guide. Ensure that your graphics driver is certified.  This does not mean the latest driver.  The latest driver is not necessarily…

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“Unable to recover from a kernel exception.” Why is SOLIDWORKS Crashing?

The Unable to recover from a kernal exception error happens when the graphics card is selected for processing, but the GPU performance is much lower than the CPU performance. The workload sent from the CPU to the GPU is overloading the GPU. Remove the use…

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SOLIDWORKS Crash Troubleshooting Guide (Part 1 of 3)

SOLIDWORKS Crash Screen

Experiencing a repeated SOLIDWORKS Crash? Here are some recommended steps to troubleshoot the problem: If in addition to crashing you are also getting warnings about low system resources from SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor, then review this article. Have you rebooted your system lately?  We recommend rebooting the…

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SOLIDWORKS Rx now provides a Reliability Report & Reboot Check

SOLIDWORKS Rx 2017

The new SOLIDWORKS Rx Reliability Report provides more data to help you identify the cause of a SOLIDWORKS crash and verify prerequisites on your machine. Also, you can monitor graphic card driver updates, free hardware space, capture problems, etc. To access the tools in SOLIDWORKS Rx, from the Windows…

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Why is SOLIDWORKS Crashing? [VIDEO]

What I am showing is not technically a crash, but to users of SOLIDWORKS the result is the same. GDI objects are used to draw window elements that are not in the graphics area in SolidWorks.  For maximum performance the Graphics area takes advantage of OpenGL…

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Lost your SOLIDWORKS data in a crash? SOLIDWORKS Auto-recovery can help

Everybody has had it happen at least once…you dig in on an important project and get so carried away by your design you forget to save your work regularly.  It’s generally not until there is some sort of complication that we realize that we haven’t…

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