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I have machine running Windows Vista and I would like to test this program: Graph Magics. It doesn't claim to be compatible with Windows Vista, so I'm not completely surprised that it doesn't work. It just does nothing and fails to run silently. I tried the XP compatibility mode with no success.

Is there a way to know why it won't start ?

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maybe you can find an entry in the eventlog? – bummi Nov 22 '12 at 11:58
Run compmgmt.msc and look through system and application logs. You may also try running it as Administrator. – week Nov 22 '12 at 12:03
The explanation may be there but I can't find it. Is there a way to export this as a file and grep through it ? – alecail Nov 22 '12 at 12:17
have you installed the .Net Framework 1.1? – magicandre1981 Nov 27 '12 at 14:05
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A useful tool for such diagnostic is Process Monitor, which can report a failed attempt to read (or write) a file or a registry key.

But it might need some programming knowledge to fully understand the output...

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