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EQMOD Runtime 62 error


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hello i got this error last night whilst trying to connect to my HEQ5 throught PHD "runtime error 62" and then another box appeared on screen with this in it

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ASCOM Chooser

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Failed to load driver: "EQMOD.Telescope" System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80080005): Creating an instance of the COM component with CLSID {49AD5D84-44C8-45E3-9CE1-9C7274A2CC9C} from the IClassFactory failed due to the following error: 80080005.

at System.RuntimeTypeHandle.CreateInstance(RuntimeType type, Boolean publicOnly, Boolean noCheck, Boolean& canBeCached, RuntimeMethodHandle& ctor, Boolean& bNeedSecurityCheck)

at System.RuntimeType.CreateInstanceSlow(Boolean publicOnly, Boolean fillCache)

at System.RuntimeType.CreateInstanceImpl(Boolean publicOnly, Boolean skipVisibilityChecks, Boolean fillCache)

at System.Activator.CreateInstance(Type type, Boolean nonPublic)

at ASCOM.Utilities.ChooserForm.cmdProperties_Click(Object eventSender, EventArgs eventArgs) in C:\ASCOM Build\Export\ASCOM.Utilities\ASCOM.Utilities\ChooserForm.vb:line 212

anyone got any ideas on what to do i get it everytime now when i try to connect to it

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Pleased to see that you manage to sort it.

Like you, (and many others over the years), I've fallen foul to the "failed to load driver EQMOD". In my case using Cartes du Ciel.
Having recently moved to Windows 10 my laptop works fine but my mount-driving-PC is still a pain!
Could you confirm please (for the easily confused), as well as deleting the .ini's in AppData\Roaming\EQMOD,
do I need to do the same for EQMOD_SIM?
And do I need to load the ASCOM Platform again before installing the EQMOD modules?

Thanks,
Dave

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