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Delphi 5.0 locks up my pc?

Posted on 2000-04-17
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Does anyone have any ideas on this?  I just installed D5 pro on Win98, and upon loading it shows the splash screen and locks up, only the reset button will reboot the machine.  I had D3 pro installed before this, and wanted to keep both installed on the pc.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled D5 to no avail.  Is something on D3 causing a problem?  Has anyone heard of this?
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by:tomer_engel
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the best solution in this case is contacting  "inprise"and asking them if there are compatibilities issues.
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Delphi 5's splash screen hangs the computer in some kind of vedio adapters, and this problem can be solved by adjesting the hardware acceleration to none in Control Panel/System/Performance

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by:simonet
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Note that D5 takes real long to load (on my PII 400, 192Mb RAM, NT4 SP6, fast HD, it takes 13-15 seconds, which I think is a really long wait!)

But this is what you can do make sure it's loading, nto stalling:

- Lower the Video Hardware Acceleration to the minimum or disable it.
- Apply the D5 SErvice Pack 1, available from www.borland.com/delphi
- Make sure all the installed packages are ok. Some ill-behaving installed design-time packages can give you a lotta headache.

Yours,

Alex
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by:jexd99
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Thanks, it worked!  This made my day. :)  Of course my pc graphics may suffer or be slower, but at least I have D5 working. :)

           Thanks
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