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Beersmith2 won't run!


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Jun 25, 2011
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I am alongtime beersmith user and upgraded to the beersmith2. I downloaded it to my home computer and my laptop with no problems but then I got the notes 40 upgrade and I can't get it to wotk on my laptop. It works fine on my desktop but won't work on my laptop. It downloaded but won't run. I get an error message that states:

BeerSmith2.exe has stopped working
A program caused the program to stop working correctly.
Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

I have Vista Home Premium on both computers. It's probably something really simple and staring at me in the face but I just can't seem to figure this one out.

Sincerely frustrated.

Thanks in advance for any help with this matter.
  I really have no idea why it would be hanging unless one of the files is corrupt.

  Here are some options:
  - (1) Try installing to a different directory and see if that helps
  - (2) Failing that, try renaming your Documents/BeerSmith2 directory to something else like "BeerSmith2_old" - this will force BeerSmith to rebuild your data files completely when you run it (i.e. start with a completely blank slate).  However once you get it up and running you can open your Recipes.bsmx and other files from the old renamed directory (BeerSmith2_old) to recover anything you need.

Thanks Brad...I'll try that and let you know how I make out.

Ron Price