Connect with us

Problem with Electronics Workbench 5

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Steven O., Oct 17, 2004.

Scroll to continue with content
  1. Steven O.

    Steven O. Guest

    Hi, all. I picked up a copy of Electronics Workbench 5 (got it
    cheap), it's an old version. When I try to run it, I get a message:
    "Unable to write to EWB program directory. Please change the
    permissions of this directory."

    Well, the directory, and it's contents, are not read-only (I checked
    to make sure), nor hidden, and the files are in a directory "c:\EWB",
    so there are no issues with long directory names or spaces in the
    directory name. I searched the Web for this error message, and came
    up with two old messages from other people who had the same problem --
    but never got replies. (Well, one got a reply, which said, "Make sure
    the directory is not Read-only.")

    I'm running this on Windows 2000, under the Admin account. When I
    tried to run it on a Win 98 machine, I got a more severe error (some
    kind of memory error, generated by a Visual C++ module).

    Anyone know what this is about, and how I can get this thing working!?

    Steve O.

    "Spying On The College Of Your Choice" -- How to pick the college that is the Best Match for a high school student's needs.
  2. Clarence

    Clarence Guest

    Select the directory and check permissions. If it's read only change them to
    read write. I have only encountered this problem when someone have me what was
    found to be a pirate copy of a disk. The read only files and directories were
    copied as they appear on the disk. Not installed. (I discarded the bad copy.)
  3. Steve Evans

    Steve Evans Guest

    I son't remember having this problme with V5 but have since upgraded
    to Multisim. I recommend you do the same. Its a mudh better program.
  4. Be absolutely sure the directory name is exactly where you installed the
    program , some bad programs won't work if they aren't in a default C:/ <dir>
    rather than C:/Program Files/<dir>

Ask a Question
Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?
You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Electronics Point Logo
Continue to site
Quote of the day