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Stepping thru the code I come to this line:

lnSuccess = loCrypt.UnlockComponent("my real key here")

When it executes, the entire system freezes up, nothing works, except the reset button...

Any ideas on what is going on here? XPsp3 with the latest activex controls (downloaded it yesturday).

Also using VFP9sp2.

Thanks, Stanley

asked Sep 18 '13 at 04:22

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I don't see how Chilkat's UnlockComponent method could cause this behavior. When a permanent unlock code is passed, the only thing that happens is that the unlock code is recognized to conform to a particular algorithm and a static boolean variable is set to indicate the unlocked state.

If something other than a permanent unlock code is passed, then the Windows registry would be accessed to check the state of the 30-day trial. Nothing has changed about UnlockComponent for (literally) 10 years.


answered Sep 18 '13 at 08:43

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chilkat ♦♦

Ok, being as I could not test the code on the XPsp3 box because of the hard lockup, I tested it on a Win7-32 box and it does not lockup. However when I attempt to decrypt the file with the same key that was used for encryption, I do not get the original decrypted file back. I also get NO errors, but the .tif file still cannot be read. (I have this posted as another question here.)

Thanks, Stanley

(Sep 18 '13 at 19:51) stanlyn

Also note that when running "testCreateObjects.vbs" I get back proper results from all the controls with their version numbers in the messageboxes.

(Sep 18 '13 at 19:52) stanlyn

I'm using Crypt activex with vfp9sp2 on XPpro32sp3.

(Sep 18 '13 at 19:52) stanlyn
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