View Full Version : problems with opening and closing LW

06-28-2012, 03:20 AM
I want to ask for help. From few weeks, when I close LW, it always closing with some errors (looks like LW has a crash). And when I open LW, program always has changed paths to Images, Objects and Scenes.

Any Idea why? I was tried to reinstall program, but nothing changes.. It is very annoying :)

06-28-2012, 05:07 AM
sounds like your configuration files are either corrupted or lightwave doesn't have permisions to overwrite them. Try to open lightwave with admin priviledges. (right click on icon)

06-29-2012, 03:35 PM
If you are using LightWave 10 or 11, then you need to go to your user folder and find a folder called .newtek that contains your configs and delete them. Uninstalling and reinstalling won't help because those files will still be there.


07-03-2012, 12:42 AM
no, I have LW 9.61 Win32. Previously I had 9.6 Win64 and everything was ok but some plugin did not work properly so I decide to install this version:(

Anyway, anyone knows way to open by default LW in admin mode? I have windows 7 and I'm admin of this computer.

07-03-2012, 04:12 AM
In that case the configs path is not so clear, but you can always search C:\ for files ending in .cfg to track down the four files you can delete to return to "factory condition". These files will *probably* be in your Users\<user> dir. They are:

* LW9.cfg
* LWEXT9.cfg
* LWM9.cfg
* LWHUB9.cfg

The 64-bit versions have a "-64" appended to the end before the extension.


10-02-2012, 08:03 AM
Hi again:)
I thought, that my problem will be solved by reinstall system and LV and by changing my version of LW on a little bit older. But not, after reinstall is exactly the same. Each time when I close the LW, report of crash is appear. Why this happen? I have now installed LW 9.61 (win32), and windows 7 64bit. I erase all config files and program create a new one. And the same..
Maybe someone has an idea?

10-02-2012, 08:14 AM
Then I would say it's not a LightWave issue? You certainly seem to have been thorough in your cleansing. :) Perhaps a graphics card driver issue? What sort do you have?


10-03-2012, 03:20 AM
Graphic card - Ati FirePro V4800 (FireGL) with the latest driver.
On mother board - 8 GB RAM
CPU Intel Core 2 6600 2.40 GHz

10-03-2012, 03:32 AM
Graphic card - Ati FirePro V4800 (FireGL) with the latest driver.

I always love it when people say "the latest driver"... :) Could you check it is and give me the Catalyst version?


10-03-2012, 05:14 AM
You're right, sorry:)
I installed only driver, without all staff from ati (amd). Date published is 2012-07-11. Version is 8.982.2.0

10-03-2012, 01:31 PM
What does the error message report?


10-06-2012, 04:55 PM
Show screen-shot of Windows crash report (after clicking details etc.) so there is visible module and offset where crash actually happened..

11-05-2012, 07:01 AM
After EACH closing LW I have this info:


After click on TAK (YES) - window appears with asking for more details..

11-05-2012, 08:08 PM
never mind

11-06-2012, 05:17 AM
Do you have still this problem? You have installed 9.6 and 9.6.1 yes?
Can you run LW and show print screen from hub? (Launch processes, all paths)