CW Skimmer Error when started by SliceMaster

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Whenever SliceMaster starts CW Skimmer, the computer generates an error message, and CW Skimmer, while it tracks the frequency of SmartSRD, doesn't "see" any of the CW signals.  I'm running v2.0 of CWSkimmer, v0.10.1 of SliceMaster, and v2.1.33 of SmartSDR.  Error message may be hard to see in the attached screen shot; it says: 

     CW Skimmer
     X   Access Violation at address 0051AC29 in module 'CsWimmer_Slice-A.exe.' 
          Write of address 00000000

This is a brand new setup;I just installed both SliceMaster and CWSkimmer last night. My understanding is the SliceMaster configures CWSkimmer, so I haven't made any configuration changes, other than enter Operator Information. Radio is a 6400.

Any suggestions? 

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Hi David,

That message often pops up when there's a CW Skimmer left over from a previous session.  To help diagnose these things it's best to start with a clean slate.  Give the computer a reboot then start up SSDR, make sure the DAX Control Panel has started, then start up Slice Master and let it launch CW Skimmer just like you already have.  If that's not enough to get you going, be sure to check the status line in Slice Master (bottom of main window) for errors and warnings.  If something is wrong with DAX it will tell you.  If you miss the message just click the status line and let the mouse hover.  That will trigger a pop up with the last few message.  If you're still out of sorts, pick it here with more details, or just send me an email to the address on the splash screen.

Good luck.

--Don
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Hi Don,
Thank you for the fast reply!  Followed your recommendations, but still no luck.  Here is a jpeg of the status messages from Slice Master:


Across the top of the SW Skimmer window is: CW Skimmer 2.0 (.\Slice-A).

Just be double-check that my computer isn't doing something weird, I checked in Task Manager, and only one version of CW Skimmer is running.   

73,
~ David
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And I just notices; the CW decode ribbon works...
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Ah... good... so all is well in the world!
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And the bandscope works... just not the "waterfall" display.  Not sure what to make it, but it does have most of the functionality working.
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Hi Don,
I restarted SliceMaster, and now CW Skimmer appears to be fully functional - even though it did throw the same error message.  In case it may be helpful, here is the status list from SliceMaster, once I restarted it, and it had launched CW Skimmer:

This is a very, very cool program BTW. Thank you for creating it!
73,
~ David, KG0EW
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If CW Skimmer is running, decoding, and tracking the slice frequency, you might just have to ignore the error message.  CW Skimmer is a wonderful but fickle beast.  For most folks it just works.  It was never designed to run multiple instances so anyone trying to do so is simply crazy ;)  Anyone trying to write software to make it reliably run multiple instances is a whole different kind of crazy!

The problem might clear up on it's own.  There are also some other Slice Master posts in the community here that talk about adjusting the connection delay... I dont think the problem you are having is related, but it might be.
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Agree, this is an easy bug to ignore.  Thanks for your help!
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You're quite welcome.