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Old 08-03-2007, 12:51 PM   #1
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BD "failed to make Sony Reader file"

OK, I'm a BD newbee, but I just downloaded it and was following HarryT's instructions. Works great, right up to the point where I click "make". Then BD runs along for a while, until the progress bar says "Converting lrs to lrf... , wait, please". Then it puts up a dialog saying it failed and I'm back to the make menu.

I've tried a number of settings, with no success. Then I clicked the little R, and it switched to reader mode. Now I can't switch it back and there are no menu bars anymore. Quiting and restarting doesn't even get me back a menu bar. I'm stuck - with nothing.

A) How can I switch it back to editing mode?

B) How can I figure out why it is bombing?
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:56 PM   #2
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To switch out of reader mode, right click anywhere in the main window and select "editor mode" from the pop-up menu.

As far as bombing goes, did you install BD 4 first and then unzip the BD 5 update on top of it? Which operating system are you using? If it's Vista, you must install the program into a folder other than "Program Files"!
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:02 PM   #3
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OK, I'm a BD newbee, but I just downloaded it and was following HarryT's instructions. Works great, right up to the point where I click "make". Then BD runs along for a while, until the progress bar says "Converting lrs to lrf... , wait, please". Then it puts up a dialog saying it failed and I'm back to the make menu.

I've tried a number of settings, with no success. Then I clicked the little R, and it switched to reader mode. Now I can't switch it back and there are no menu bars anymore. Quiting and restarting doesn't even get me back a menu bar. I'm stuck - with nothing.

A) How can I switch it back to editing mode?

B) How can I figure out why it is bombing?
Can't help with Point A, but regarding Point B, I had the EXACT same problem yesterday with BD. It gave me the same message, and did the same thing. I had to de-install it and then, instead of going with the full release update, I used the beta one on the Wiki page, the last one dated 5-30-2007. It worked fine after that.

I don't know why it hung up. I run Windows XP with no service pack. All I know is that the full release update won't work, but the 5-3-07 one will.
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:13 PM   #4
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OK, I've reinstalled everything again, without running BD. It seems that installing 5/30 doesn't over-write something that needs to be replaced. Maybe if I'd done basic + 5/30 I could have avoided the problem. All I know is that basic + last official + 5/30 doesn't bomb.
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I run Windows XP with no service pack.


I sure hope that's not the machine you're connected to the internet with!
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I sure hope that's not the machine you're connected to the internet with!
Definitely not! Not on this laptop. I just use it for keeping certain household files, using little programs (like book deisgner, etc.) and things like that.
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