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The Software Displays "strange characters" and Runtime Errors on Windows 95

Version: Digital Wrench 2.08
Operating System(s): Windows 95

Description:

The Digital Wrench Software displays strange characters in some of the text, eventually generates a "runtime error" and shuts down.
When testing Victory Motorcycles, the Engine Temperature displayed on the Data Display is not correct, (too low).

The PC is running Windows 95.

Cause:

These problems are caused by new vehicle database formats in version 2.08 software which are not compatible with Windows 95 in some instances.

Solution:

Modified versions of several Digital Wrench files are now available which will eliminate these problems in most versions of Windows 95.

It is important to note that there are some versions of Windows 95 which are simply not compatible with the Digital Wrench software and the only way to get the software to function is to upgrade to a newer version of Windows. Future versions of the Digital Wrench software will most likely no longer work on Windows 95.

If you are using Windows 95 and have the problem described above, download and run the update below. If this does not eliminate the problem, the version of Windows 95 you are using is not compatible with the Digital Wrench.

Do not install these updates if you are not using Windows 95!

If you are reading this from the PC where the Digital Wrench software is installed, click on the link below:

Click here for the Windows 95 Update.

  1. Save the file to your desktop
  2. Reboot your PC
  3. Double-click the icon to install the new files.

If you need to download the update and install it on a different PC:

  1. Download the following two files to your Desktop
  2. Copy each file to a different diskette.
  3. Reboot your Digital Wrench PC
  4. Insert each diskette in your Digital Wrench PC and double-click the icon on each one to install the update.

Click here for the Windows 95 Disk 1 file.

Click here for the Windows 95 Disk 2 file.

These updates are also available from the "Downloads" section of the Digital Wrench Web site. Click on the following link to open the Downloads Page:

Digital Wrench Web Site Downloads Page.

These update files also contain all the changes included in the Digital Wrench 2.08 Service Pack 1, so it is not necessary (and will actually undo the changes) to install any other updates if you have installed the Windows 95 update files.


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