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    I try to run 3d studio 3. Directly after it opens it prompts me and says:

    Hardware lock is not attached
    or you are using the wrong lock
    or the device drivers on the lock aren't working


    The last sentence is a little off. Any ideas?
    Last edited by cerin; 06-01-2005 at 07:12 PM.
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    It means you should be quoting your registered user number to the company which made and sold all that stuff to you in the first place.
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    the software probably requires what's known as a dongle...at least that's what it makes it sound like.
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    >I try to run 3d studio 3.
    Where did you get it?

    >Hardware lock is not attached
    There's a little thingie that plugs into your parallel port. It's a security device to make sure that you aren't breaking the rules and using the software on more systems than you have licenses for.

    >or you are using the wrong lock
    This could happen if you upgrade to a new version but fail to change the thingies to use the new one that they sent you.

    >or the device drivers on the lock aren't working
    That's a hardware problem. You would need to call Discreet tech support and get them to send you another one.

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    I bought it from my friend who moved away just recently. The CD and case look like the real deal. I don't think he could have copied them.
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    Have you asked him if he had a hardware lock he forgot to give you?

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    No because I didn't know what the problem was and he only comes into town every other weekend.
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