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FlexVSP must be repaired after each reboot

Rick - W5FCX
Rick - W5FCX Member ✭✭
Each time I reboot Windows 7, I notice now that Flex CAT no longer auto-starts. When I attempt to manually start it, it hangs for a time then displays an error message indicating FlexVSP must be installed and running.  It is installed but the service refuses to starts and just times out.

To recover, I have to go into Control Panel / Programs and Features, find FlexVSP and choose "Repair", which does indeed repair it.  Then Flex CAT starts up just fine.

What the heck is going on - is this normal?



  • Mack
    Mack Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2019
    Rick, This is abnormal. Something is corrupt in Windows or FlexVSP. The good news is that when the 1.10 (beta) is released early this week there is a repair feature in the app that "may" fix your issue. You shouldn't have to deal with this but a couple of more days. 73, Mack W4AX Alpha Tester
  • Jim Gilliam
    Jim Gilliam Member ✭✭
    edited November 2016

    I would do a complete uninstall and reinstall of SmartSDR. Sounds like something isn't quite right. It really pays to make an image of your hard drive when everything is working perfectly.

    Jim, K6QE

  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited March 2017
    Sounds like you may have a third-party security application that is preventing the driver service from properly setting its operating properties.
  • Rick - W5FCX
    Rick - W5FCX Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Reinstalled SmartSDR and FlexVSP - same issue.

    Checked McAfee Total Protection and Malwarebytes - no sign of them even paying attention to FlexVSP.


    I'll just follow the advice of the error message at this point and open a support ticket as this bug is unresolved.

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