SDR Bridge has stopped working.

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Suddenly, SDR Bridge has stopped working.  It pops up and immediately crashes. (There is no opportunity to check settings.) CW Scanner also pops up and works but only on a previously used frequency.  I'm using SmartSDR 2 with my 6300.  It has worked perfectly until today.  Any help would be appreciated.
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Andrew Thall

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Bob G W1GLV

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Reinstall it and it should be fine.
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Andrew Thall

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I did reinstall it and it still doesn't work. Thanks for replying.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Check the Windows event viewer to see if there is anything recorded there that might indicate what the problem might be.
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Andrew Thall

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Forgive my ignorance, but I opened the Event Viewer and don't understand a thing that is there.
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Alex - DH2ID, Elmer

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Please also post your OS version, Andrew. I have never had any problems under Windows 7 64bit, which I still keep on my main notebook. On my portable notebook I run Windows 10 64 bit, and I have had issues there with permissions. Ticking all permissions on helps in such cases.
73, Alex - DH2ID
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Andrew Thall

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I'm using Windows 10. It was working fine until yesterday. I have no idea how I managed to screw it up. I thought that deleting and reinstalling would help but it fails when I try to start it.
Thanks for taking the time to help.
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I completely uninstalled CWSkimmer and when I reinstalled it (Version 2.0)  Without using SDR-Bridge, it will track the frequency of the Flex but won't decode -- or even see the CW signals. 
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Al / NN4ZZ

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Hi Andrew,
SDR-Bridge is the recommended way to run CWS, I don't believe it will work correctly with Flex  without it.  

When you deleted SDR-Bridge before re-installing it, did you un-install it and remove all of the related SDR-Bridge folders and files?   If not there may be an old copy of one of the file used when it starts up...



Reinstalling it with the clean directory may help.  Good luck and let us know what you find.

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
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