new installation in Vista

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new installation in Vista

Postby pamkinch » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:16 pm

When I open DM after doing a full installation in Vista, I get the following message:
memofile c:\donor5\data\donor.fpt is missing or is invalid.
What do I need to do?
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Re: new installation in Vista

Postby jmuehleisen » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:53 pm

Interesting problem. I don't think it is Vista related, though.

is this a totally new installation? Or are you transferring in some data from elsewhere?

If this is totally new installation (with no data to worry about losing) then just delete the c:\donor5\data folder. (or the \data folder under wherever you installed the DM).

Then restart the DM. It will then create a new set of blank data files for you.

Let me know if that happens again and we'll try some other options.
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Re: new installation in Vista

Postby God's Geek » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:44 pm

John,

I'm having similar problems. I've been using DM on a PC laptop for over a year now (Win XP), got a newer laptop running Vista (Home Premium). Both have identical versions of DM installed.

I first tried the Pack n Go method, but kept getting the "missing prefs.dbf" error. I tried uninstalling and re-installing DM a couple times.

The last most time I reinstalled, I put it in C:/Program Files/donor5 and now when I run DM all I get is a window (rather than retype it all, I've included a screen shot).

Clicking "Ignore" just opens DM w/o a database and then I have issued trying to close it.

Any suggestions?
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Re: new installation in Vista

Postby jmuehleisen » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:23 pm

Try this.

Rename the folder c:\program files\donor5\data.

Then restart the Donor Manager. It should create all new data tables for you, empty of course.

Then try re-importing your pack and go file.

See if that gets you back in business.
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Re: new installation in Vista

Postby hungry4food » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:17 am

hello I have the same problem also in vista.
i tried deleting the data folder and i just get this message again.

Error Message: field name is a duplicate or invalid.
Line Number :245
Line with Error: do c:\donor5\donor.exe
Module: upgrade530

and in the top right corner it says, error number is:1712

Any idea what's going on? FYI this is my first full install.
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