> This machine was a victim of M$ OS BS Change a Motherboard so I can use a
> new CPU and M$ thinks it is a new install even though the Network card and
> HDD are the same (ARRRRGGGHHHH) so it was time to start from scratch (and
as
> I was I put a new 40Gb 7200 RPM drive in as I now HAD to reinstall all the
> software and the old one is 2 years old, running 24/7)

That sounds like the Windows Product Activation (WPA) in Windows XP.  Is it?

XP is banned from my corporate and home networks, and WPA is the major
reason why...

Can you put Windows 2000 on that machine?

Best regards,
Ivan Baggett
Bagotronix Inc.
website:  www.bagotronix.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Katinka Mills" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 11:50 AM
Subject: [PEDA] problems loading in DDB's after machine upgrade? then read
this !!!!!!!


> Hi All,
>
>
> I nearly had a major problem, I have just spent the last 3 hours trying to
> get P99SE to run on my new AMD 2000+ machine running PC2700 DDR ram (the
new
> 333Mhz stuff)....
>
> Problem #1 Protel was crashing on most operations (start auto router then
> stop it and it would crash)
>
> Problem #2 All my (well the 5 I tried) DDB's would fail to open, If I
tried
> to repair I would get a JET DATABASE error of -1023 (or -1032).
>
>
> Background:
>
> This machine was a victim of M$ OS BS Change a Motherboard so I can use a
> new CPU and M$ thinks it is a new install even though the Network card and
> HDD are the same (ARRRRGGGHHHH) so it was time to start from scratch (and
as
> I was I put a new 40Gb 7200 RPM drive in as I now HAD to reinstall all the
> software and the old one is 2 years old, running 24/7)
>
>
> Solution:
>
> In my haste to reinstall everything I forgot ONE minor Step to run the SP6
> for Protel.
>
>
> SO now a question, is it just me or does SP6 save a DDB so no previous
> release can open them ??????? I will remember this one, as it frustrated
me.
>
> BTW all my projects are on a network drive so I can access them from both
> the Office PC and the Workshop PC.
>
>
> Regards,
>
>
> Kat.



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