?
Solved

Notes won't start after installing FP4 for version 851.

Posted on 2010-08-18
3
Medium Priority
?
1,168 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
I was running Lotus Notes 851 on my laptop with Windows XP. I installed Fix Pack 4 as it was meant to solve a few problems I was having and haven't been able to start Notes since. The Lotus Notes/IBM/Eclipse splash screen comes up, stays a while and then goes away, nothing else!

What I've done so far in order (without success) is:
1) Try to reinstall Notes over the top of the existing installation, I think it offered a "repair" option which I took.
2) Uninstalled Notes, cleared the registry of any traces of Lotus, rebooted, reinstalled Notes.
3) Tried to install Notes to a SD Card in the SD Card drive of my laptop. I didn't think it would work, but I was curious to try and get it running from an SD card anyway as I've heard the big thing that slows Notes down is reads and writes to HDD and SD Cards are super fast.
4) Created another Windows profile with Administrator rights and tried to install Notes to that.

With my clean installation it still only shows the splash screen and then nothing. The notes.ini only contains [Notes] and nothing else. Normally on first start it will write a load of stuff based on your selection of setup options, but I'm not even getting to the setup.

Short of rebuilding the whole laptop, I don't know what to do?
0
Comment
Question by:Sam654
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
larsberntrop earned 1500 total points
ID: 33473055
I think there are corrupted files in your notes program or data directories.

After uninstalling, delete those directories, then reinstall.

Please reoprt back
0
 
LVL 63

Assisted Solution

by:SysExpert
SysExpert earned 500 total points
ID: 33476464
Also rename the notes.ini to notes.old if you have this file anywhere on your drive ( you may have multiples even )

I hope this helps !
0
 
LVL 7

Author Closing Comment

by:Sam654
ID: 33482037
Corrupt files in the data directory and needed to clean out the notes.ini. Won't be trying that again, especially as 8.5.2 is out next Tuesday.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

IBM Notes offer Encryption feature using which the user can secure its NSF emails or entire database easily. In this section we will discuss about the process to Encrypt Incoming and Outgoing Mails in depth.
Sometimes clients can lose connectivity with the Lotus Notes Domino Server, but there's not always an obvious answer as to why it happens.   Read this article to follow one of the first experiences I had with Lotus Notes on a client's machine, my…
This is my first video review of Microsoft Bookings, I will be doing a part two with a bit more information, but wanted to get this out to you folks.
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…

800 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question