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License request for pwrshell feature failed - need help please

Question asked by judirw on Oct 19, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 23, 2015 by david_leslie

Hi, I am running PADS Layout 2005 SPac1 Build #2005.103.1 on a Windows XP computer. (yeah, I know you are wondering why)


I am receiving this error:


Security System wasn't properly initialized: License request for pwrshell feature failed the program will run in demo mode.


I have a Flexid - 9 - 2A14F48B dongle. When I plug it in Windows sees it and says Aladdin Knowledge System Key. The new hardware wizard opens.


I downloaded a program called checkplusid from Viewlogic Systems I found listed on a Mentor Graphics website page. I put the dongle in every USB port on my computer and ran the program but each time it said No ID detected. I have not run the PADs in a year but need to make a change on the last PCB I did. Now I am stuck.


I am thinking I should reinstall the drivers but I am not sure what driver to download.


If I could, I would like to get PADs to run on my newer computer which uses Windows 8.1 but I am not sure if it will run or how to go about transferring it over. My old computer is on its last legs and I have to reset the time and date each time I turn it on.( Update: I replaced the battery in my computer so the time and date etc stay set. Could the battery running out and losing the time and date setting effected my key?)


Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.




Message was edited by: Judy Irwin 10/20/2015 5:08pm