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Problem with Ovito Installation
« on: August 16, 2018, 08:39:14 PM »
Hello Dr. Stukowski and Ovito users,

I have installed Ovito on my Windows computer and it seems that the installation ran without errors. However, when I ran Ovito from start, it opened and crushed immediately saying ovito.exe has stopped working. Does anyone know what causes this crush and how I can rectify it?

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Alexander Stukowski

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Re: Problem with Ovito Installation
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 09:26:02 AM »
Dear Big,

Which version of Ovito did you install? 2.9.0?

Crashes during startup or when opening a data file are often due to compatibility problems with the graphics driver. To find out if this is the case, you can try running the ovitos.exe executable (not ovito.exe) found in the installation directory. This is the script interpreter, which doesn't open any graphics windows. Thus, if ovitos runs without problems, it would indicate that the crash is probably due to graphics driver problem, not a general installation problem.