Spelling Force Version 1 Topics

The list of topics below are ordered from most popular to least popular.

1. The CD/DVD is not recognised in Windows 2000/XP/Vista (Preview)

Sometimes after inserting a CD/DVD, the drive does not recognise the disc. CD/DVD read issues can have many causes. After completing each of these possible solutions, test the CD/DVD to see whether or not the issue has been resolved. For any procedure that requires you to change current system settings, record the original settings before […]

2. Running a program in Compatibility Mode (Preview)

On a Windows computer, some of the more common issues can be resolved by running the program in Compatibility Mode. Depending on your operating system, the following links may prove useful. Compatibility Mode in Windows 2000 Compatibility mode in Windows XP Compatibility Mode in Windows Vista. Try different compatibility settings until you find one which […]

3. Retrieving user passwords (Preview)

When the user logs into the game, an “Input Alert” screen appears with the error: “Incorrect Password” How can user passwords be retrieved? User passwords can be retrieved from the administration section. Simply login as the administrator by clicking the “Teacher/Parent” button for Spelling Force Version 1, or the “Admin” for Spelling Force Version 2. […]

4. Error: KRNL386.EXE (Preview)

When trying to install the program on Windows 95/98/Me/XP, the following error appears: “Install has caused an error in KRNL386.EXE” This problem may be caused by a conflict or lack of system resources. Check you have the correct system requirements and reinstall the program as follows: Close all programs. Disable any anti-virus and firewall programs […]

5. Error: "Set handle context entry point" (Preview)

When running the program, the following error appears: “Set handle context entry point” You can fix this error by deleting your temporary files.. You might also need to install the program manually.

6. Installation instructions (standalone version) (Preview)

How do I install the program on the local hard drive? Most EdAlive products come with a QuickStart card, which gives basic instruction for installing and using the program. See the QuickStart card that came with your CD.

7. Unresponsive installations on a Mac OS X (Preview)

When installing the program on a Mac OS X, clicking the “Install” button has no effect. This is a permissions issue. Log in as a computer administrator and try installing the program.

8. Converting/importing module data (Preview)

Can group and user data be converted or imported from one EdAlive Server module to another? It’s currently not possible to convert student and class data from one module to another. However, the latest version of BRAINtastic! Central Control allows you to import data from CSV (Comma Separated Values) format. See here Otherwise, each group […]

9. Creating a shortcut/alias (Preview)

How do I create a shortcut/alias to the program on the desktop? Presently, the default settings for program installers create a shortcut/alias on the desktop for all user accounts (previously, the installer only created the shortcut/alias for the currently logged in user). Use these instructions if a shortcut/alias was not placed on your desktop and […]

10. Error: "Unable to write to file." (Preview)

When logged on as a standard user on Windows XP, the following access errors occur when trying to use the program: “Unable to write to file. Press OK to continue.” Explanation This is a permissions issue. Solution To resolve the problem do the following: Log in as an administrator. Right click the program folder and […]

11. What are the minimum system requirements? (Preview)

You can find the minimum system requirements on the product index page.

12. Error: "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down" (Preview)

When running the program, the following error occurs: “This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.” Explanation This problem may be caused by a conflict or lack of system resources. Check you have the correct system requirements and reinstall the program as follows: Uninstall the program. Reboot your computer. Close all […]

13. Enabling the security tab on Windows XP (Preview)

To enabled the security tab on Windows XP, follow the steps below. Note that for Windows XP Home, you may need to follow these steps in Safe Mode. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu. Double click “Folder Options”. Under the “Advanced settings” section of the “View” tab, de-select “Use simple file sharing (Recommended)”. […]

14. Error: "The DSOUND.DLL file cannot start. Check the file to determine the problem." (Preview)

When trying to start the program, the following error appears: “The DSOUND.DLL file cannot start. Check the file to determine the problem.” This issue affects computers running Microsoft Windows with versions of Direct X less than or equal to version 8. It is possible that this issue may occur with later versions of Direct X, […]

15. Error: "General Protection Fault" (Preview)

When running the program on a Windows computer, the following error message appears: “General Protection Fault in Module ******.EXE at ****” Explanation This issue is probably caused by a conflict or lack of system resources. Solution Uninstall the program Reboot your computer. Disable any anti-virus and firewall programs that you have running. Delete your temporary […]

16. How do I set up Spelling Force to work over a network? (Preview)

The procedure for setting up Spelling Force to work over a network involves using shared locations, and is therefore different depending on the operating system you are using. Firstly, follow these instructions to configure a shared network location. Then for each client computer: Run Spelling Force. Login to the administration section. Click “Set File path […]

17. The installation program does not run automatically. (Preview)

After inserting the CD into the CD drive of the computer, the installation program does not run automatically. Explanation 1 You are using an Apple Macintosh with Max OS X. Solution Since the release of the Max OS X line of operating systems, Apple have dropped the feature of automatically running programs or opening files […]

18. Installation error: "A needed file could not be installed..." (Preview)

The following error occurs when running SpellForce/SpellingForce v1.x on a Windows computer: “A needed file file could not be installed. Please run the program once as the administrator to correct the problem.” Install and run the program once as the administrator. Right-click the Spelling Force installation directory and select “Properties”. Under the security tab, you […]

19. Error: "Fatal exception error" (Preview)

When running the program, the following error appears: “Fatal exception error” There are many potential causes to a fatal exception error. This microsoft article may be of assistance in resolving it.

20. Setting up a shared location for networking EdAlive programs (Preview)

How can I set up a shared location for networking EdAlive programs? Many EdAlive products come as standalone and client/server versions. The client/server versions are specifically designed to run over a network, while the standalone versions are not. However, some of the licence versions (Spelling Force and Volcanic Panic) can read/write files over a network […]

21. Error: "decompression error" (Preview)

When trying to install the program, the following error appears: “decompression error” Explanation This problem may be caused by a variety of reasons. Solution If you are using an older version of the product, you can resolve this issue by performing a manual installation. Newer versions of the product do not come with manual installation […]

22. Installing Spelling Force on Smart-Tools/Connect (Preview)

How can Spelling Force be installed on RM Smart-Tools/Connect 2.4? Create the following folders: p:apps32BitWinNewHoriz p:apps32BitWinNewHorizRecords p:apps32BitWinNewHorizSounds Ensure that all users have: Change Control (RWXD) on the records folder (p:apps32BitWinNewHorizRecords) Read/Execute (RX) on the sounds folder (p:apps32BitWinNewHorizSounds) Copy all the sound files and folders from the sounds folder on the CD to the sounds folder […]

23. Can I create a custom word list? (Preview)

Spelling Force comes with ability to create your own custom spelling lists. To create your own custom list: Click the “Enter New List” button. Start typing the word you would like in your new list. After you have typed the first three letters, similar words from the built-in word bank will appear in the box […]

24. Error: 16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\AUTOEXEC.NT
(Preview)

An error message similar to the following appears when trying to install or run the program: “C:\WINDOWS\system32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose ‘Close’ to terminate the application.” Explanation The AUTOEXEC.NT file may be missing or may have been corrupted, due to a variety of reasons. One […]

25. How can incorrectly spelled words in the custom list be deleted? (Preview)

From the Headquarters screen, click Teacher/Parent for Version 1 or Admin for Version 2, and enter your administration password. Click the Word List Editor. Click Edit a Custom List on the right side Click Select Custom List on the right hand side Select the incorrectly spelt word Click Delete word (this removes it from the […]

26. No sound present when using the program. (Preview)

On a Windows computer, there isn’t any sound present when using the program. Explanation 1 System sound settings have been changed. Solution A Change the volume settings, making sure that the sound level is appropriate and that it is not muted. Solution B Spelling Force requires two codecs to be installed for the sounds to […]

27. Multiple errors occur when trying to run Spelling Force (Preview)

When trying to run Spelling Force, the following errors appear: “error in app.saveinitprefs method” “error in app.load.initialprefs method” “error in app.open event” Explanation 1 The user is trying to run the program directly from the CD. Solution Spelling Force is designed to be installed to (and run from) your local hard drive. If run from […]

28. Full screen disabled (Preview)

When the program starts, the entire screen cannot be seen, or parts of the screen are not visible (for example, the “Continue” button in the bottom right corner of the screen). Explanation This error occurs because the Spelling Force window has a width/height greater than your current screen resolution (which is probably 640×480). Try changing […]

29. Error: "Error in IntroSplashw/open event." (Preview)

When the program starts, the following error appears: “Error in IntroSplashw/open event.” This issue can be resolved by running the program in compatibility mode.

30. Error: "Unhandled exception: abc123 At address: abc123." (Preview)

Error Message: “Unhandled exception: abc123 At address: abc123.” This is an issue for Windows computers only. Explanation This problem is caused by a memory setting that is rarely enabled on Windows client systems but seems to be enabled by default on Windows servers. Solution Add a D.E.P. exception for the EdAlive program’s exectuable. To do […]

31. Error: "The folder called WordLists seems to be missing from the location '...' " (Preview)

When starting the program, the following error messages appear: “The folder called WordLists seems to be missing from the location ‘…’ “ “Error in app.checkexistenceofFolders method” Explanation These error messages appear because the Spelling Force executable (usually SpellinForce.exe) has been moved to a different location. To resolve this problem, either move the executable back to […]

32. Error: "Program is having problems creating or writing to needed files." (Preview)

When trying to run the program, the following error appears: “Program is having problems creating or writing to needed files.” This issue may be caused because you are trying to launch the program directly from the CD and not from the hard drive. Make sure that the program is installed onto your hard drive and […]

33. Typed letters don't fit inside the text window. (Preview)

Under “Test Yourself” in the Headquarters menu, the typed letters don’t fit inside the text window. To resolve this issue: Open the Control Panel from the Start menu. Open the “Display” properties and view the “Settings” tab. Click “Advanced”. Under the “General” tab, change the “Font Size” to use small fonts. Click OK. Start the […]

34. Error: 16-bit Windows Subsystem
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CONFIG.NT
(Preview)

An error message similar to the following appears when trying to install or run the program: “The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose ‘Close’ to terminate the application.” This error message is similar to the 16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem error. Follow the same procedure, using the “CONFIG.NT” file. Note […]

35. Networking EdAlive Products (Preview)

Can EdAlive products be used over a network so that any student data can be stored in a central location? By “networking”, we mean the ability of the program to send and receive information over the network for centralised storage. We do not mean the ability to install a single copy of the program on […]

36. Performing a manual installation (Preview)

How can the product be installed manually if, for example, the installer program doesn’t work? Manually installing the program varies depending on the operating system you are using. It also depends on the version you are using, as not every version of EdAlive products provide manual installation files. Macintosh Copy the required files from the […]

37. Installation issues on a Windows computer (Preview)

Sometimes issues can arise when installing on a Windows platform. Using safe mode may help resolve this issue.

38. Error: "Not a valid win32 application." (Preview)

When you run the program the following error appears: “Not a valid win32 application.” Explanation This error can occur if the program installation becomes corrupted. Solution To resolve this issue: Uninstall the program. Empty the temporary files folder. This can be done using the Disk Cleanup tool. Optionally, you may wish to run an anti-virus/anti-spyware […]

39. Invisible letters in the MagnoBeamer game (Preview)

Explanation Windows 95 uses a different graphics system to other versions of Windows. This error is only applicable to some Windows 95 users, running version 1.0.7 of Spelling Force. Solution To resolve this issue, you have to enable the use of graphics compatible with Windows 95. Use the steps below: Start Spelling Force. From the […]