EPE editor freezes

 

This has been happening for some time. When I start EPE editor and select a GPX file to, for an example, set an alert distance and I click on "Options" to take me to "Preferences", EPE locks up.

It just sits there forever, no matter what I click on EPE, even trying to close it all I get is a "Ding" sound. The menu bar has turned to gray and none of the choices work.

To close EPE I have to use the three finger salute.

Anyone have an idea why or what is going on?

OS is Windows 7 Home Premium, 8 GB ram. EPE is v. 5.97

Edit: OS being updated to Windows 10 as I am writing this on a different computer though.

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Try this

Maybe this would help. Whenever EPE gets crazy I use this "Shortcut" which I have named "EPE Reset" on my desktop.

To make one
1. right-click on a blank spot on the desktop;
2. select New;
3. select Shortcut
4. copy the character string in the Quote below into the box where it says "Type the location of the item"
5. Next
6. name the shortcut
7. Click Finish
8. double click the Shortcut and see if it helps

Quote:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\TurboCCC\Extra_POI_Editor\Extra_POI_Editor.exe" -reset

Another option

  • Copy the EPE shortcut
  • Rename it to "EPE reset"
  • Alter the line containing the link, by adding " -reset" to the end (a space between the shortcut and the '-reset')

The above shortcut only works on 64 bit systems. The 32 bit shortcut would be:
"C:\Program Files\TurboCCC\Extra_POI_Editor\Extra_POI_Editor.exe" -reset

"Program Files (x86)" doesn't exist on 32 bit systems...

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x86

I'll give that a try John, I do have a 64 bit system.

It worked ! When I clicked the shortcut on my desktop it came up with a message that "The TurboCCC keys have been deleted from the registry. You may restart Extra POI editor normally."

Any idea what would cause this to happen?

Thank you John

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reset

Melaqueman wrote:

Any idea what would cause this to happen?

Thank you John

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/38053

Cause:

EPE saves important information in the registry. If those values become corrupted then EPE may crash.

Its a mystery

I suppose that - like any software package - we users can execute sequences of commands that cause to software to get lost and fail to complete an action correctly. Just know that EPE is constantly accessing Google to show the map of the POI highlighted, so we can get ahead of it.

Considering the power of EPE to us GPS users, I'm amazed that it performs as well as it does. Turbo did a excellent job for us.

Glad the reset worked.

Registry

Have you recently used a Registry cleaner program or made manual changes to the Registry? Some Registry cleaners are a little aggressive and may remove entries that are still needed and may "break" a program.

I rarely touch the Registry anymore. The risk vs. reward is too great.

Just a thought.

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CCleaner

Gary A wrote:

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I rarely touch the Registry anymore. The risk vs. reward is too great.

Just a thought.

I have been using CCleaner several time every week for many years. I have never had a problem.

I run the Cleaner, then the Registry scan - letting it fix any issues found; then delete the oldest system restore points using Tools

With all due respect

I understand that everyone has their beliefs and not everyone thinks alike (thank goodness smile ) but as Leo the Guru has said along with many others :

"My fundamental belief is that the best registry cleaner is no registry cleaner at all."

https://askleo.com/whats_the_best_registry_cleaner/

That being said I have used CCleaner in the past without a hitch but after reading up on registry cleaners, I've decided not to use any of them any longer.

To each his own smile

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And Leo also says ...

And Leo also says at the end of that link

Quote:

So if you’re going to use a registry cleaner, which one should you use?
There are plenty of tools out there, that’s for sure. I’ll recommend two:
CCleaner, the Windows cleanup utility has a registry cleaner as well. Run “Analyze” and you’ll be able to see the changes its about to make.
Macecraft’s JV16PowerTools, a commercial solution that includes not only a registry cleaner but an entire suite of useful maintenance utilities.
I’ve used both of these tools on an otherwise clean and working copy of Windows 8 and had no issues.

Leo also says

Quote:

CCleaner is a free download from Piriform, the makers of another tool that I often recommend: Recuva.

Download it, run the Analyze function, and see what you see. It may become a useful cleanup utility to keep in your toolbox.

I recommend it.

@canuk, like I said, I have never had a problem but we can agree to disagree.

I do

No not get married, LOL.

I do use CCleaner Professional v.5.08, but have learned long ago not to just let it remove everything it finds.

As an example I use NTI Media maker and if I let CCleaner remove files without me checking what it will remove it will disable that particular program by removing certain files.

So maybe now I will also have to pay attention to see if any TURBO CCC files are going to be deleted.

Thanks for the thought.

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Careful with files

I agree one must be careful with what files you let CCleaner remove. It can be very aggressive - although I am surprised it would do anything that would wind up disabling any program. It clearly will remove files that will need to be replenished - like cache, history, cookies, recent documents, etc; but to remove a need file - that surprises me.

I'll bet they would like to know about your problem.

I only let it remove files I know are not needed for smooth operation.

And you look at those files BEFORE pushing the button to clean!

jgermann wrote:

I agree one must be careful with what files you let CCleaner remove. It can be very aggressive - although I am surprised it would do anything that would wind up disabling any program. It clearly will remove files that will need to be replenished - like cache, history, cookies, recent documents, etc; but to remove a need file - that surprises me.

I'll bet they would like to know about your problem.

I only let it remove files I know are not needed for smooth operation.

The average person will run the cleaner and just let it delete everything.
The same goes for installing programs. The average person will say "yes" to everything and wind up with malware, virus's, and unwanted programs.

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+1

pwohlrab wrote:

The average person will run the cleaner and just let it delete everything.
The same goes for installing programs. The average person will say "yes" to everything and wind up with malware, virus's, and unwanted programs.

That's what drives entities such as the Geek Squad...

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