No waterfall after 1.4.11 upgrade

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After upgrading to SSDR 1.4.11, I noticed that there was no waterfall / panafall on the panadapter. Following are the symptoms:
- Radio is Flex 6500. Windows 7 SP1. No driver changes recently.
- Can create / destroy panadapters, but the waterfall never appears.
- Can create / destroy slices. These can be tuned by either the mouse or flexcontrol.
- Radio changes modes / bands OK.
- Receiver audio seems OK. Tuning around seems to bring in signals appropriate to the displayed frequency.
- Clicking the Tune button results in the normal 10W tune carrier indicated on my LP100 wattmeter. However, there is no change in either the SSDR RF Power or SWR meters.
- Performing a Factory Reset (including removing DC power) doesn't help.
- Downgrading to 1.4.0 or 1.4.3 doesn't help.

This is the first time I've experienced anything but normal operation from the radio. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Mike WJ7U
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Mike James - WJ7U

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Mike va3mw

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What happens if you uninstall both 1.4.0 and 1.4.3, reboot and re-install 1.4.11.137?  

Mike va3mw
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Mike James - WJ7U

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Michael,

Tried that, but no change.

Thanks,
Mike
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Jim Gilliam

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Are you sure you are left-clicking on the correct bottom part of the screen to reveal the waterfall?
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Mike James - WJ7U

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Jim,

Clicking on the icon to add a panadapter works - I get more panadapters; they just don't display the received signal or panafall. See screenshot below for the panadapter as it currently looks.

Thanks,
Mike WJ7U


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Try clicking on display and adjusting color saturation and once you get what you like save to your default profile.  Marv W0ZK
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Marv,

Thanks for your response. There is no waterfall at all (the panadapter window is blank except for the slice display and vertical yellow line.

Mike
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Update: After trying complete uninstalls, including using CCleaner on the registry, I installed 1.4.11 on another PC, where it worked normally. I then used the nuclear option on the original PC (reinstalled Windows 7 from scratch). This resulted in normal operation.

Mike - WJ7U
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Jim Gilliam

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You might want to use an external USB drive and create a disk image so you don't have to go through the reinstall again. There is an imaging program available in Windows XP, 7, and 8.1. Don't know about 10.
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There are free and more intuitive programs. Try Macrium Relect - they do a free version. The *only* reason I do not use this myself is that I have more than 4 primary partitions on my main hard disk.
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Wild guess here, but it sounds like there may have been a firewall issue.