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Joined: 10/06/2010

Hello All,

I have been playing foldit on my Windows7 computer since 2010.

Yesterday, one foldit session crashed so I exited my other sessions and restarted my computer.

Now, foldit will not launch properly.

On the first launch, a window opened but it just remains blank until I close it out. All subsequent attempts then first give a pop-up alert: The game has previously not started correctly. If this problem persists, please install the latest version. Clicking OK on that pop-up then allows a foldit window to open but it remains blank until I close it out.

I have tried re-installing foldit into new locations, uninstalling foldit / re-installing, re-installing as administrator, running as administrator, disabling the firewall (but that was never needed before). Nothing works as all I get is the blank window.

The log.txt file in the foldit folder only contains this text:
args passed:
Can't open options file options.txt. (..\..\..\mini\src\interactive\application\Application.cc:77)

The application event log contains this entry:
The program Foldit.exe version stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.
Process ID: 874
Start Time: 01cccd4c3b09c4c3
Termination Time: 10
Application Path: C:\Foldit2012\Foldit.exe
Report Id: 9b61cfdf-393f-11e1-b252-0026b90c2407

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get the game to relaunch? Or are my foldit playing days over for good?

Joined: 10/11/2011
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if you have a look at the

if you have a look at the feedback section I think you may find a few ways of overcoming this.

Joined: 10/06/2010
Thanks tealight. I did take

Thanks tealight.

I did take a look through the feedback but could not locate exactly the same situation that I was experiencing (where the log indicated it could not open options.txt but then contained no additional information at all).

However, I did manage to resolve my issue.

For those that might someday encounter the same issue that I did:

Launching foldit opens a new window that remains blank (no Start screen).

Apparently, in my case, the issue was related to my video chipset / driver.

Reboot computer (do not launch foldit yet - it was still just hanging after just a reboot).
Run a video file (I used a WMV extension file).
Then launch foldit.

Not sure why it worked but foldit is again working properly for me.

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Fold-it will not run within the notebooks Guest directory.
I gave the Guest directory all the rights, but Fold-it will just not run.


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