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 Orcad 16.6 capture ERROR(ORCAP-5004): Error initializing COM property pages: Invalid pointer 

Last post Mon, Mar 18 2013 8:39 PM by ChrisZhao. 3 replies.
Started by ChrisZhao 18 Mar 2013 12:36 AM. Topic has 3 replies and 3095 views
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  • Mon, Mar 18 2013 12:36 AM

    • ChrisZhao
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    Orcad 16.6 capture ERROR(ORCAP-5004): Error initializing COM property pages: Invalid pointer Reply

    Hi, all

    My OS is windows 7, 32bits. SPB version is 16.6.

    When I trying to create Netlist, this error happed.

    I have searched in this forum, try to debug with the method in this link:

    http://www.cadence.com/Community/forums/p/15490/1310574.aspx#1310574

    But it didn't work, I went to the (Install_dir)\tools\capture, there was no pxllite.ocx and truereuse.ocx but orpxllite.ocx and ortruereuse.ocx. I run them the same way as previous link, I did got "DllRegisterServer in orpxllite.ocx succeeded." and "DllRegisterServer in ortrueReuse.ocx succeeded." I still can't create netlist. I also trie to run capture "as a administrator", it can't work.

    Thanks.

    Chris

     

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  • Mon, Mar 18 2013 1:06 AM

    • hmkr
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    Re: Orcad 16.6 capture ERROR(ORCAP-5004): Error initializing COM property pages: Invalid pointer Reply

    To diagnose the problem-

    - Please download and rename the attached file pxlreg166.txt to pxlreg166.tcl

    - After the COM error appears, click OK, close the Netlist dialog and provide the following TCL command in the Capture TCL command window-

           source "<path>/pxlreg166.tcl"

           For example, if you downloaded and placed pxlreg166.tcl in  d:/temp folder, then provide the TCL command "source d:/temp/pxlreg166.tcl"

     This command will dump the information regarding the registration of the ocx files and their paths registered in the system registry. This might help in diagnosing the issue quickly.

     

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  • Mon, Mar 18 2013 7:45 AM

    • BillZ
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    Re: Orcad 16.6 capture ERROR(ORCAP-5004): Error initializing COM property pages: Invalid pointer Reply

    Hi

    With Win7 make sure you run the Capture.exe as admin.

    You can right click on the capture.exe and choose Run As admin.

    BillZ

    EMA Design Automation

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  • Mon, Mar 18 2013 8:39 PM

    • ChrisZhao
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    Re: Orcad 16.6 capture ERROR(ORCAP-5004): Error initializing COM property pages: Invalid pointer Reply

    I found it was useful to run "Run" as admin, sometimes running "capture.exe" will cause other problem, such as it will keep reminding me "communicating with server", and I have to close capture.

     I found every time I want to create Netlist, I need to register this two *.ocx files. Weird.

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