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rfactor Wont even start up!

Discussion in 'rFactor' started by Matthew Parr, Mar 8, 2009.

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  1. Matthew Parr

    Matthew Parr

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    Help me please, as the title says rfactor wont start it comes up with 'rfactor has stopped working' and goes no further! I have tried a reinstall but no success, someone please help me :(

    kind Regards,
    Matthew Parr
     
  2. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn

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    Can you please be more specific?

    OS: XP/Vista (32/64)
    Fresh install of rF, or suddenly this error. Did it happen after installing a mod/track?
    Is there an entry in the application eventlog? (start->run->type: "eventvwr" and view the application log for errors)
     
  3. David Buxton

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    I had exactly the same problem before last Mondays Mini race's.
    I did do a complete search of my hard drive after I uninstalled rFactor to check that no folders etc had not been left behind.

    A complete reinstall cleared the problem for me. That is with XP though.

    Sorry I could not be more helpful.
     
  4. Rich Tranter

    Rich Tranter

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    I had that recently, was a dodgy install. I uninstalled and then reinstalled to a different hard drive and it worked fine. Mine stopped working when I did a clean install for SCE though.
     
  5. Matthew Parr

    Matthew Parr

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    Well im running Vista 32-bit and i just installed the NCL VLN 2005 Mod and then even after i did a clean reinstall of rF it was doing it!
     
  6. Kyle Evers

    Kyle Evers

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    Eh, I'm having difficulties installing VLN 2005. The donload keeps pausing.

    For your problem, trying doing "Run as Administrator." When I downloaded TDU recently (test Drive Unlimited), it would say "Test Drive Unlimited has stopped working". I'd keep trying and it wouldn't run. When I tried running it as Administrator, it worked. That should work.

    You can also try to reinstall again, makng sure you have a minimal amount of other programs open or not using the internet as much during download.

    Additionally, try using Firefox if you used IE for download or visa verca.

    If possible, download rFactor from another site.

    The last suggestion I have is to try downloading rFactor lite.
     
  7. Matthew Parr

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    It downloaded fine! it was slow but fine and kept going!
     
  8. John Sydenstricker

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    I uninstalled the SCE mod because I could'nt handle the pit crew chatter every time I made a mistake on the track. Now my exe. file for rFactor is missing and the game wont run. I have to try getting it working when I get home from work today. You might check to see if your exe. file is missing now.
     
  9. Matthew Parr

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  10. John Sydenstricker

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    They scolded me. I believe it started after I installed SCE.But it was happening in all rFactor mods. I removed it to see if it was causing the chatter and now rFactor wont run.
     
  11. John Sydenstricker

    John Sydenstricker

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    OK, I reinstalled rFactor over the original installation and it seems to be working now. I didnt have to reinstall the mods I already had this way. Hope this helps you.
     
  12. Kyle Evers

    Kyle Evers

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    Well did you try my other suggestion? run rFactor as Administrator.
     
  13. Matthew Parr

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    Just have and it still doesnt work :(
     
  14. Kyle Evers

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    That's very strange. Keep reinstalling then and see if it eventually works. To be honest I'm not really sure what to tell you except keep redownloading and reinstalling it.
     
  15. Matthew Parr

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    Well i installed again and again and after about 10 trys i worked :D LOL im not sure why it did that! Worked fine before!
     
  16. Kyle Evers

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    Lol, at least my suggestion worked :D!
     
  17. Hansi Josefsson

    Hansi Josefsson

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    Exactly this has happened to me just a moment ago. Really annoying. I will try to reinstall rfactor the way John managed to do it.
     
  18. Hansi Josefsson

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    For me this is not working. The installation process interupts with a message saying binkw32.dll is missing.
    Which is strange cause if I search my pc for that file it exists in numerous places...
     
  19. Eric. K

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    3 people (including myself) had the same problem with the SCE mod. Apparently it is an issue with the SCE mod that is documented on their site. Delete your current profile folder will fix that.
     
  20. Ryan Callan

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    You can run SCE by itself as a stand alone mod, I've had no problems with it.
     
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