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  1. I got it copied to the blog. Thanks for your help.
  2. Download the installer from this page? There are two options shown on the page: 1.) Download Latest Version of Software near the top of the page 2.) Showtime Software Suite S# 3.1.4 at the bottom of the page Which do I use?
  3. I have a question about upgrading from 3.1.2 to 3.1.4. Do I click "Upgrade" or "Download" to do this? I just do not want to cause any more problems than I already have. Does 3.1.2 need to be removed prior to the upgrade? It has gotten to the point that when the show does not start running all I can do is hold in the power switch because the computer is locked up. Once it restarts the show starts running as scheduled, show stops as scheduled, but does not restart the following day. As I mentioned I purchased two"new" computers and downloaded 3.1.2 because LOR replied "NO similar problems had been reported running 3.1.2" and blamed all of the problems on the computer.Each of the computers "eventually" developed problems just as posted in the bug fix. I guess I will try 3.1.4 on one of the spare computers since my show computer is still limping along with 3.1.2.
  4. I'm using Google. I give it another try. The blog is at lightsonflagstaff.blogspot.com
  5. Please let me know which HP model number you purchased. Did you select the one you purchased for a specific reason or just the cost? You mentioned paying $290.00. Was that just for the computer or was the monitor included?
  6. Did you buy the HP off the shelf as configured? Did you have any of the software removed that usually comes preinstalled removed prior to purchasing it? Are you running an anti virus program? I was using an older HP for the first three years which was running the original version of LOR that I purchased which was 1.6.9 ? and everything was fine. I upgraded to 2.9.4 which was the max. for my license. I tested it and it seemed fine. I purchased the two additional controllers and the ELL's from LOR and also some new sequences from WOW Lights. I had been testing everything over the summer and it seemed fine. Next the virus showed up that my anti virus software could not remove. After having it removed and system files repaired I still got the error that" LOR Mointor has encountered a problem and needs to close" which shuts down the show. Then it was on to the used PC that I purchased and the upgrade to LOR 3.1.2 and all of my current problems. I know I have repeated my self, but I'm still trying to make some sense out of this and what I need to do to get the show running.
  7. Please let me know exactly what you purchased or if anything changes as far as how the new computer is working. I have tried two other "new" computers, but have run into different problems on each of them, so maybe it is time to buy a brand new one. All of them were well above the system requirements for LOR 3.1.2. I am still having problems with the show starting automatically ever since upgrading to LOR3.1.2. The last time it failed to start I got an error I had not seen before. It said "tm Next Action_Timer Error: Object variable or with block variable not set". I have also gotten errors that say " Cannot read show file" which other LOR users seem to have had the same problem with after upgrading to 3.1.2. I am really regretting making the changes I did this year which include: Upgrading to LOR 3.1.2, adding 32 more channels and ELL's since I cannot seem to get the show running correctly.
  8. When I copy the URL and submit it for creating my own gadget I get an error that it appears to be broken.
  9. I have a blog where I post information, pictures and video of my holiday display. How would I go about posting the "Light O Rama User with 64 Channels" logo onto my blog? I have used other gadgets such as Halloween and Christmas countdown, but have no idea how to include the LOR logo. Lou
  10. Good luck with your new PC. I'm starting to think I should have purchased new rather than used. Let me know how it works out.
  11. I checked the hibernation settings and everything was set to never as far as the PC going to sleep. I also turned off the screen saver and turned off the real time scanning for the antivirus software. I set up a show to start at noon to run once every hour and it has been running as scheduled so I thought the changes I made fixed the problem. It just occured to me that I also restarted the PC which always corrected the problem when the show did not start in the past so maybe I have not proved anything yet. I also installed LOR and downloaded my sequences on another PC to be used as a back up. Everything went fine until I tried setting up the USB to RS 485 converter. I installed the drivers as in the past and when I plugged it in got a message that new hardware was found and was working correctly. When I tried to open the LOR hardware screen it only partially opened so I was not able to configure the COM port. When I closed the hardware screen it said it was not responding. Tried using several different USB ports and had the same problem.The sequences seem to play OK,but cannot communicate with the controllers since I cannot configure the COM port. I will be out of town for a couple of days, but usually have wifi available if anyone has any ideas how to correct the latest problem. Lou
  12. This was to be my fourth year running LOR. Ran 32 channels and original version of LOR for 3 years. Updated to 2.9.4 several months ago which was max. version of my lisence. Added 32 additional channels and light linkers which I had purchased a couple of years ago, but did not use because of health issues.Tested show using 64 channel versions of original sequences I had purchased, and again with new sequences purchased. Everything ran OK until I started getting a message that LOR Monitor encountered a problem and needs to close. Did Windows XP and Media Player updates as suggested by Bob at LOR. Still had the problem and then virus scan found a problem that could not be removed. Had virus removed and system files repaired, but still have the same problem. Uninstalled and reinstalled LOR, but the problem remains. Purchased a used PC with fresh install of XP and anti virus software. Updated to LOR 3.1.2. Everything ran OK while testing for several days except the last 2 times when the show failed to start even though it was enabled and had the correct start time. Found the show started up after rebooting the PC without having to do anything else both times.I had been setting up a back up PC which I purchased that had been running fine, but started getting a error with the sound card, so it must have a hardware problem. The only time any of these PC's are on the Internet are for downloading sequences,updating Windows and anti virus software. Virus scans have not found anything since the original problem. Have a third PC which is a replacement for the one with the hardware problem, but at this point I'm not sure how to proceed or if the problems are PC or LOR software issues. Does one version of Windows work better with S3 such as Windows 7 VS. XP? I'm supposed to be leaving this afternoon to vist relatives for a couple of days for Thanksgiving, but may end up staying home to resolve this problem since I usually start running the show this weekend.Sorry for the long post. Just trying to give enough details to get the show running. Almost ready to give up,but a lot of people are expecting it to run.
  13. That's what I thought, but I wanted to be sure. So if I uninstall S2 will I need to download all of my sequences that I purchased again or will they be saved? Just trying not to create any more problems. Sorry for all the questions. I am much more familiar with the electronic / electrical portion than the software.
  14. Uninstall and reinstall LOR S2 or the sequences? I'm not sure if I know how to send you the information you requested or where the files are located. I am just using the simple show builder to set up the show. I setup a show using the sequences that I used last Christmas which always worked fine. It ran from 3:00 until 8:00 PM as scheduled, but got the error at the end of the show. The only message this time was "LOR Monitor has encountered an error and needs to close". There was no mention of a problem with a sequence this time and it caused the show to be disabled. The problem didn't seem to occur after the upgrade to S2, but happened more recently. At first I thought it was the new sequences that I purchased, but they initially ran fine. I usually only connect this PC to my DSL when I am going to download a new sequence. Windows did an update recently while it was still connected. Is it possible this corrupted something within LOR S2? I set up a show this morning before going to work using my Halloween sequences from last year which always worked fine too. I will let you know how it worked out. Thanks for your reply. I am hoping to get my Halloween show up and running next week.
  15. I updated to LOR version 2.8.0.1.2 earlier this year from a very old version. I had been running a show off and on to check if all of my sequences still worked correctly. I recently purchased some new sequences from WOW Lights. I set up a show using them and everything worked fine. Most recently I set up a show using my previous sequences along with the new ones. All of the sequences I am currently using were purchased from either LOR or WOW Lights. I am now getting an error message that says " LOR Monitor has encountered an error and needs to close". App. Name lormonitor Mod Ver 2.8.0.1.2 lorsequence.dll Offset 00035a03 The details say "Error with sequence: cannot get next node at level 0; current mode has -2147483647. Once the error occured the show continued to play for several hours before it was disabled. I was able to enable it again, but shut down again. Should I be checking each sequence for problems or is something else causing the problem?
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