Setup issues with Studio

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I've installed 4.13 w SP2, and the install seemed to go fine, but when I launch there are several issues that occur - the 1st and most noticeable is that when I try to define a new project, the "Project Type" picker box is blank instead of having the usual "Atmel AVR Assembler" and "AVR GCC" selections.... and from there very little else works.

I've reinstalled several times with reboots, etc, in-between to no avail. This PC worked fine with Studio about 7 months ago, so I also removed a couple of other app's that might have been installed since, again no help.

Installed on a friend's machine and his seems fine....

Searched the forum before asking.... anybody have any thoughts here?

tnx,

-mark

Mark
Elgin, IL (near Chicago)

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Forgot to mention that I'm on a WinXP-sp2 machine.

Mark
Elgin, IL (near Chicago)

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Try one more install but after uninstalling the previous also use regedt32/regedit to make sure any Atmel keys are removed from the registry before the next install attempt.

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Don't you have to set up the new project location first then you can pull down and select the option?

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This could be a problem we have had reports on before. Our suggestions on this come as follows:

We have not been able to reproduce this problem here. We believe it
is caused by registry problems that are beyond our control, and we
have indications of it often being caused by
spyware/virus/trojan/rootkit infections corrupting vital registry
entries and/or system DLLs.

If you usually run AVR Studio as a non-privileged user, you can
try to run it as adminstrator (hint: use Run AS). If this helps,
the problem is most likely caused by the user lacking access
permission to some resource AVR Studio needs, most likely registry
entries or DLL files.

Problems caused by malware are outside the scope of AVR Studio
technical support, we can only suggest you do something along the
following guideline:

1. Uninstall AVR Studio 4 completely (Add/Remove Programs).

2. If you are familiar with regedit, use it to remove all traces
of Atmel and AVR Studio in the registry. (careful - the usual
dislaimers apply.)

3. Do a full scan of your system using an up to date antivirus
program. Also make routinely use of at least one of the free malware
scanners AdAware and Spybot. Finally, try some of the free rootkit
detection/removal programs suggested below.
(Normal antivirus programs usually won't detect malware concealed by
a rootkit.)

4. If you have a registry checker/cleaner program you are comfortable
with, try it.

5. Run Windows Update and make sure your system is fully up to date.

6. Reboot.

7. Install the latest version of AVR Studio

Free anti-rootkit software reported successful by users earlier:

Sysinternals Rootkit Revealer: http://www.sysinternals.com/Util...
AVG Anti-rootkit Beta: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Ant...

Notice that you may need to run several of these programs to detect a rootkit, this
is a moving target.

There are several threads in the avrfreaks.net AVR Studio forum
discussing this topic, these are particularly interesting:

https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...
https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.php?n...

The last resort if nothing of this helps is to reformat the disk and reinstall
Windows and all applications.

Lars Kvenild
Atmel Norway

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Thanks Lars et-al - I tried the registry cleanups and ran some Norton antivirus and reg-cleanup utilities but couldn't make problem go away.... re-imaged the machine from scratch and ok now.
-mark

Mark
Elgin, IL (near Chicago)