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blue screen of doom crash
show user profile  si lind
hi, ive installed max 5 and am trying to use the demo version (on windows). When it is loading it causes the computer to crash and to go into the blue screen shutdown window. Has anyone got any ideas on how to get it working?
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3/26/2009 7:02:31 AM (last edit: 3/26/2009 7:02:31 AM)
show user profile  TiMoN
that could be happening for a gazillion reasons, you dont give any info..

Does it happen with other software?
Does it happen only with graphic intensive applications (games perhaps)?
What windows are you running?
What GFX mode are you running (Direct3d, OpenGl or Heidi)?
Are all drivers and such up to date (or have they been changed lately)?

When it goes to Blue screen, it normally displays some sort of error message, find that and google your heart out.

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3/26/2009 7:05:52 AM (last edit: 3/26/2009 7:10:05 AM)
show user profile  si lind
it doesnt happen with any other software. im running windows xp and have updated to windows service pack 3.5 and also java. I dont know what GFX mode im running. The error messages are just code.
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3/31/2009 7:10:38 AM (last edit: 3/31/2009 7:10:38 AM)
show user profile  TiMoN
if you right click "my computer" then click "manage" you will find a some logs, go through the "program" and "system" logs to see if any of the errors or warnings match the time of the crash.

Im sure someone here remembers how to set the GFX mode without starting MAX (because I cant)

have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling MAX?

Isn't there a newer trial version of MAX available?

(and for kicks, there is no ServicePack 3.5, there is however a .NET framework 3.5 update)

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3/31/2009 7:17:58 AM (last edit: 3/31/2009 7:17:58 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
"C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2009\3dsmax.exe" -h

To change graphic mode outside of max.

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3/31/2009 7:30:57 AM (last edit: 3/31/2009 7:30:57 AM)
show user profile  si lind
i dont have a folder called autodesk or a file called 3dsmax.exe on my computer, could this be the problem?
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4/1/2009 2:12:42 AM (last edit: 4/1/2009 2:12:42 AM)
show user profile  TiMoN
"i dont have a folder called autodesk or a file called 3dsmax.exe on my computer, could this be the problem? "

LoL... I guess not having Max could create small problems when trying to start it.

You must have MAX installed somewhere, you hopefully indicated an install folder when installing the demo version. If the .exe file is called something else in the demo version, which is rather unlikely, you just have to keep searching, or reinstall MAX and take note of where you install it.

When you find the .exe file, try thr -h command that Nik gave you, and se what GFX mode you are running. Heidi should be the most likely to run.

(edit. or do what Nik said below)

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4/1/2009 2:16:27 AM (last edit: 4/1/2009 3:12:34 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Find the shortcut to the program in your start menu. Add -h to the shortcut link and run it. It will give you the chanve to change the graphic driver before max starts.

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4/1/2009 2:16:30 AM (last edit: 4/1/2009 2:16:30 AM)
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