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Since 3 days XSI has been acting up and I can't seem to determine the cause of the problem. First it would not open up at all displaying a nice "Failed to save sequence before system failure." message. I reinstalled it and it helped... for a while. After working a bit on my "Max Badass" model I saved the scene, closed xsi and when I tried to open it up again later - same error as before appears.
Starting to get irritated.
So I'm thinking maybe some preferences got screwed up so I backup and delete the XSI user folder (the one that holds all the configuration files). No effect - still the same error. Another reinstallation of xsi - wow, it works! I'm happy... for a while. The program loaded without errors but when I tried to open up my scene: WHAM! "Failed to save sequence before system failure."
Note to self: screaming at the computer does not fix problems. It does however bring some stress relief.
Right now I have two more things to try: reinstallation of the SPM server (license manager for xsi) and if that doesnt help... next comes the thing i hate most: goddamn windows reinstallation. Just when I had it working since may and set up the way I like... dont you just hate it when that happens?
Ok... I'm off to see if the SPM reinstall will help... what a beautiful and productive way to spend the weekend
Well what do you know... IT DIDN'T HELP
So to sum it up:
- user preferences directory deleted: no effect
- xsi uninstaled, program directory deleted, xsi reinstalled: no effect
- license server reinstalled: no effect
- attempt at opening up/saving a different scene (the obvious test): no effect[edit 2]
Ok... I just wasted my weekend on a bunch of pointless activities (like formating my drive and reinstalling the os) but all of them didn't bring me any closer to finding the cause of my problems.
I was able to find a temporary workaround though - seems like running and closing xsi setup before starting xsi fixes it... somewhat. I'm able to run the program, work, save and load files without problems until I close it. If I want to run it again I have to do the "setup thing". Takes only a few seconds and it's not that big of a burden but... this thing is going to bug me now.
I WILL figure it out someday. For now I'm fed up with it and I'll leave it as it is for now - I'm just glad I'm able to work again.
Thanks for your support and attention