Agreed, XP was much better than 98 but I still did more than one reinstall
of 99SE. In fact I kept the installation on a spare plug in drive. DXP2004
has been very good, noticeably more stable although it has its quirks too.
If only one machine were misbehaving I would say find the config files (I
think they live in C:\) and remove them. 99SE will install fresh ones when
it starts up. It cured mine a few times. Also a corrupted database will
crash 99SE although it will usually load and run for a while. Best plan is
to cut and paste everything in to a new db if you can keep the bad one up
for long enough.
From: peda-bounces@tech... [mailto:peda-bounces@tech...] On
Behalf Of Webmaster
Sent: 26 October 2007 22:43
To: Protel EDA Discussion List
Subject: Re: [PEDA] 99SE and XP compatability
I don't know that 99SE was ever officially qualified for XP... I've been
using it with XP since it came out and it's been the most stable OS I've run
I do get an error "event" on closing Protel which is announced by the
Windows default sound for "critical stop", (this has been consistent on 4
different XP PC's), but it doesn't seem to be a problem. I never have
spontaneous crashes or freezing like I did under WinME and Win98. WinNT4 and
Win2000 usually behaved themselves ok but I do remember occasional bizarre
If this is new, its possible that Windows Update may have installed
something bad. Antivirus software is always a possible source of trouble.
Since you're having trouble on two different systems, is it possible that
your .ddb is corrupt?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Kalder" <Larry@quar...>
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 1:56 PM
Subject: [PEDA] 99SE and XP compatability
> Is anyone aware of imcompatability issues between 99SE and Windows XP?
> my work and home computers seem to be crashing more lately.
> Also is there a way to save and reload the menu/hotkey customizations?
> Thanks Larry.
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