Embedded Compact 2014 Test Kit startup failure RRS feed

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  • Hello dear embedded experts,

    I am engaged on BSP porting based on Windows Embedded Compact 2013  and the TI_SDP44XX BSP.

    Now I liked to use the Compact 2013 Test Kit (for the first time), but I am not able to run it. As far if I try to start it from the Tools-Menu (or start CetkServer.exe directly) the splash screen comes up and after a very short time an error-dialog is shown up as following:

    Window Title: "Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Test Kit"

    Message: "A serious error has occured, the application must close! Error: Der Typinititialisierer für "Shell" hat eine Ausnahme verursacht. Reinstall the application"

    Does anyone has a clue what might go wrong here?

    I have installed Windows Embedded Compact with all Updates until April 2015!

    My configuration is shown below!

    kind regards

    Bernd Kösters


    OS: Windows7 Professional 64bit (German)

    Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012
    Version 11.0.61030.00 Update 4
    Microsoft .NET Framework
    Version 4.5.50709

    Installed Version: Professional

    Application Builder For Windows Embedded Compact 2013   04938-004-0034007-XXXXX
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    Version 8.0.6215.

    Thursday, June 4, 2015 7:20 AM


All replies

  • Hi Bernd,

    current CETK 2013 can work on English Windows7 only :(

    Best regards, Igor

    Thursday, June 4, 2015 10:44 AM
  • Hello Igor,

    thanks for your answer. That's bad news because all our development machines run german windows. Can anyone confirm that with English Windows 7 64Bit CETK is working?

    Bernd Kösters METRIC mobile solutions AG

    Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:09 PM
  • I have run CETK on English Windows 7 64-bit.
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 4:55 PM
  • I will address this problem to Microsoft then!

    Bernd Kösters METRIC mobile solutions AG

    Monday, June 8, 2015 11:50 AM