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    1. #71
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      Hello, all -

      Just wanted to post here (registered to do so!) because I can't stress how important the information is here. I unfortunately did not find this until after several days of struggling with this install, but eventually got it to work. The big problem (to me, at least) is the lack of descriptive errors from the install process.

      I successfully have VIDA 2014A running on a Windows XP (Home!) SP3 laptop. Here were my errors:

      (1) Not enough RAM. Initially, I only had 2 GB in this old laptop. Had to buy a few more ... running with 4 GB now.

      (2) Incorrect operating system (as poorly described in the log files as unsupported). With XP Home, I had to play the game mentioned in this thread's links to "fool" the install into thinking it was a Pro install, by editing the registry. This isn't just for VIDA, the OS really thinks it's a Pro now, kind of like me with this VIDA ...

      (3) I would then go through a long install and it would seemingly get somewhere, but not really. The logs all pointed to inability to write to a database. Googling elsewhere took me to needing to install SQL Server Express 2005. I installed this, and presto - it seemed to install!

      (4) But ... I still couldn't seem to load the web page when I clicked VIDA All-In-One (loading http://localhost/vida) ... I'd get a 404 error. This was my first realization that this application even used a web server, so I started fretting that I didn't have IIS installed. But no - I rebooted, gave it a few minutes (waiting for the yellow triangle in the task bar to go green), and suddenly I could get to a Volvo-ish webpage to (try) to log on. If you're not sure if the web server its using is really functioning, open up a command prompt (Start-Run-"cmd") and type "netstat -an" (enter) ... if it's running you'll see 127.0.0.1:80 on the left as listening.

      (5) And now I still couldn't log on. I couldn't type anything, really, into the username box. This was because I had not installed the patch correctly. Did I mention this is an eBay purchase from China (for ~$120)? I had targeted the post-main-install patch for C:\VIDA (where I had installed VIDA), and it had looked like it had done something, but apparently it hadn't. Googling some more led me to some instructions that the patch (in this case) needs to be applied to C:\ instead (back a directory). I did this, and (I think) restarted, and finally I could both load the webpage and log in.

      I will say that I still have some weird issues with the whole thing. For me, once I log in, load the vehicle and go to the Diagnostics tab, it does its thing and loads all of the fields. Then, within about 5 seconds, like clockwork, IE 8 crashes and says its reloading the page. Unfortunately you have to restart this process of adding the vehicle ... but the next time I go to Diagnostics, it tells me that it already has information previously retrieved, and gives me the option to use it instead of reloading. When I do this ("don't reload"), I can see everything with the car, and everything seems fine. If anyone has any ideas, I'm all ears! Again, I am on IE8 in XP SP3 (Home acting like Pro).

      All in all, I'm glad with what I have discovered in my using VIDA for an hour. My wife's car (2011 XC60) looks to have a bad alternator, and is still well under-warranty. The local Volvo shop says they can't find anything wrong. And yet the VIDA testing of the battery show that the alternator is not providing enough current while in relatively idle states, leading to short drives causing a "low battery" indication upon next start-up. Amazing ... I don't think mechanics in my local Volvo dealer are really using this thing (and, after the install, I'm not sure I blame them). It's a cool/valuable system, but if Volvo techs won't/don't use it much, then its possible gains are severely reduced.

      Anyways, thanks for this resource ... very much bookmarked and I'm sure that I'll be back soon.
      Last edited by dabretty; 11-16-2014 at 11:55 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by inteller View Post
      no the drivers seem to install just fine on x64 8.1 At least I can read the car. I am still having problems actually modifying any activations though.
      Got it working with your guide for win 8.1
      any updates getting activations and stuff to work?

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      I had perfectly working vida2014b untill now, I get an error when I try to update in Diagnostics tab

      Update scans through all modules but at the end it throws that error, FaultTrace subtab of Diagnostics is greyed out, because it actually didn't save/commit that update.
      Any idea? @inteller ? Test of communication tool is OK, also.
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      Hi everyone!

      I'm having issues with most others in that during the install I get the 'security - ok', 'Framework35 - ok, 'VIDA NOT OK' message. Then after reboot and run the patch it can't find 'VIDA Monitor'.

      So, my laptop specs are:
      Dell Latitude D630
      4 GB Ram
      80GB HDD
      OS= Windows XP Pro SP3
      core 2 duo 2.0GHz.

      All the specs above are fine for VIDA 2012A, 2013A and 2013D.
      I am trying to install 2013D and the issues I'm getting are exactly the same for ALL 3 versions of VIDA.
      After installation and the above failed messages I went into 'add/remove programmes' to see what VIDA had installed.I noticed that it had installed everything except 'SQL 2005 server express' and 'Microsoft SQL server 2008 R2 Express SP1'.

      NOTE: VIDA will not run without these programmes as it needs Windows explorer 8.0 to communicate with SQL server to run VIDA. Without it, there is no 'portal' for VIDA to operate.

      The little icon that appears in the bottom right, that is initially yellow then turns green, to signify that VIDA is running.......IS the SQL server software!

      So, all those people that are having the message on there screen after install saying.....'VIDA NOT OK'...it is because VIDA has not correctly installed SQL software and configured it to run VIDA.

      My question is and someone has already touched on it once is; When installing SQL software (server express etc) what settings do I need to input during the install??
      Mixed mode authentication? what is the SA Password??

      Can anyone help or expand on the correct info please because I know it is the only thing stopping VIDA from working.

      I will also add that 2012A, 2013A and 2013D all work on Windows 7 Ultimate. They will not work on any HOME edition OS. They do also work on Win XP Pro SP3 but you have to get the SQL stuff right or VIDA will not start.

      Any help greatly appreciated guys, Thanks! Lee.
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      While you lot over the pond have been sleeping, I've actually managed to get my VIDA working!

      To do this I went into Windows START button/ programs/ Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2/ Configuration Tools/ SQL Configuration Manager...(left click on it to open)

      In the left hand pane left click on 'SQL Server Services'.
      In the right hand pane you need to make sure that 'SQL server (SQLEXPRESS)' and 'SQL Server (VIDA)' are both set to 'automatic'.

      Then reboot.

      Then go back into 'Add/remove programmes' and uninstall VIDA only! Do not uninstall anything else. Its about 1.5GB from memory.

      Then you must go into 'My computer', Local disc (C:\), and delete the folder named VIDA.
      Then open 'program files' folder and delete the two folders 'Volvo' and 'Volvo cars'.

      Reboot.

      Then reinstall VIDA using the normal 'all in one' option. (Be patient), mine took 45 minutes.

      Then you should get the VCC Intranet / VCC Internet /Internet options come up. Select Internet and then let it carry on installing.

      Reboot and then install the 'crack' without changes the field.
      Its a dos programme so you will just see a couple of DOS windows open and close.

      I did all of the above in that order and it worked for me after over 8 months of pissing about trying to get this sodding software working.
      Now I only hope my DICE unit still works!

      All of the above was done after a failed install with the 'VIDA NOT OK' message after installing.

      Hope this helps guys!
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      Ok, I'm about to buy - and I see that 2014A is the current version on offer. Does the dice unit work with a 64bit OS or only 32 bit? I thought I read it was 32 only?

      I'm mostly a tablet person, so my laptop selection and knowledge is limited. I'm wondering if either of the machines I have will work:

      option 1: Dell Inspiron with 32 bit XP Pro (SP3), 2gb ram and 100gb hdd

      option 2: Acer Aprire, 64 bit Windows 7, 4gb ram, 480gb hdd.

      I'm prepared to go to battle for the install, I just want to make sure the computer I'm using will support it...

      Thanks

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      Quote Originally Posted by 70 140 View Post
      Ok, I'm about to buy - and I see that 2014A is the current version on offer. Does the dice unit work with a 64bit OS or only 32 bit? I thought I read it was 32 only?

      I'm mostly a tablet person, so my laptop selection and knowledge is limited. I'm wondering if either of the machines I have will work:

      option 1: Dell Inspiron with 32 bit XP Pro (SP3), 2gb ram and 100gb hdd

      option 2: Acer Aprire, 64 bit Windows 7, 4gb ram, 480gb hdd.

      I'm prepared to go to battle for the install, I just want to make sure the computer I'm using will support it...

      Thanks
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      Hi all,

      I'm stuck trying to install v.2014D.

      I've ensured that I've got everything update, and have even created the VIDA SQL instance as mentioned in this thread. Yet I simply cannot get it to install all the way. Here's the dump from the installation log

      11:31:39 [INFO] VIDA_HOME set to C:\VIDA\
      ************************************************** *****************************
      11:31:41 Installation of VIDA, version 2014D
      11:31:41 [INFO] Checking installed applications
      11:31:41 [INFO] installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Windows Driver Package - SETEK AB (DiceUsb) DiCE Hardware (01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385) 01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Windows Driver Package - SETEK AB (DiceUsb) DiCE Hardware (01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385) 01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Windows Driver Package - SETEK AB (DiceUsb) DiCE Hardware (01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385) 01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Windows Driver Package - SETEK AB (DiceUsb) DiCE Hardware (01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385) 01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Windows Driver Package - SETEK AB (DiceUsb) DiCE Hardware (01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385) 01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Windows Driver Package - SETEK AB (DiceUsb) DiCE Hardware (01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385) 01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Windows Driver Package - SETEK AB (DiceUsb) DiCE Hardware (01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385) 01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Windows Driver Package - SETEK AB (DiceUsb) DiCE Hardware (01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385) 01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Windows Driver Package - SETEK AB (DiceUsb) DiCE Hardware (01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385) 01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server 2008 01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server 2008 01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server 2005 01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server 2005 01/31/2011 6.1.7600.16385 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Mozilla Firefox 38.0.1 (x86 en-US) 38.0.1 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Mozilla Maintenance Service 38.0.1 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Mozilla Maintenance Service 38.0.1 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Mozilla Maintenance Service 38.0.1 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Mozilla Maintenance Service 38.0.1 installed
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Common Files 10.0.1600.22 installed 20150524
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQLEXPRESS) 9.00.1399.06 installed 20150523
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 4.5.51209 installed 20150516
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Engine Services 10.0.1600.22 installed 20150524
      11:31:41 [INFO] Parallels Tools 10.2.0.28956 installed 20150515
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Engine Shared 10.0.1600.22 installed 20150524
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Common Files 10.0.1600.22 installed 20150524
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files (English) 9.00.1399.06 installed 20150523
      11:31:41 [INFO] DiCE Usb Driver 6.2.1 installed 20150523
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 4.5.51209 installed 20150523
      11:31:41 [INFO] Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (KB2972107) 1 installed 20150523
      11:31:41 [INFO] Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (KB2972216) 1 installed 20150523
      11:31:41 [INFO] Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (KB2978128) 1 installed 20150523
      11:31:41 [INFO] Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (KB2979578v2) 2 installed 20150523
      11:31:41 [INFO] Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (KB3023224) 1 installed 20150523
      11:31:41 [INFO] Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (KB3035490) 1 installed 20150523
      11:31:41 [INFO] Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (KB3037581) 1 installed 20150523
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft Application Error Reporting 12.0.6012.5000 installed 20150524
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Setup Support Files (English) 10.0.1600.22 installed 20150524
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer 10.0.1600.22 installed 20150524
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Engine Services 10.0.1600.22 installed 20150524
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server Native Client 9.00.1399.06 installed 20150523
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Browser 10.0.1600.22 installed 20150524
      11:31:41 [INFO] DiCE 6.2.0 installed 20150522
      11:31:41 [INFO] Sql Server Customer Experience Improvement Program 10.0.1600.22 installed 20150524
      11:31:41 [INFO] VIDA 1.00.0015 installed 20150522
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client 10.0.1600.22 installed 20150524
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server 2008 RsFx Driver 10.0.1600.22 installed 20150524
      11:31:41 [INFO] Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Engine Shared 10.0.1600.22 installed 20150524
      11:31:41 [INFO] IExplorer path = C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer;
      11:31:44 [INFO] Before SetVidaLanguage
      11:31:47 [INFO] VIDA_LANGUAGE set to en-US
      11:31:47 [INFO] ************************************************** **********************
      11:31:47 [INFO] **************************Start computer check**************************
      11:31:48 [INFO] Disk C has 45GB of free disk space and is OK to install to
      11:31:48 [INFO] Usabledisks = C
      11:31:49 [INFO] Internal memory (RAM) is OK! Total Memory = 2815MB
      11:31:50 [INFO] Processor architecture = x86
      11:31:50 [INFO] Operating system Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Edition: Ultimate
      11:31:51 [INFO] Installed version of Internet Explorer = 9.0.8112.16421
      11:31:53 [INFO] **************************End computer check****************************
      11:31:53 [INFO] ************************************************** **********************
      11:31:56 [INFO] Check if DiCE is installed
      11:31:56 [INFO] DiCE installed. Setting Path to VIDA log
      11:31:56 [INFO] Setting DiCE log level
      11:31:56 [WARNING] Could not find Log level for Diagnostic. Setting log level for DiCE to DEBUG
      11:31:56 [INFO] Setting file security for DiCE
      11:31:56 [INFO] VIDA installation ended


      As you can see, everything is fine up until we get to the dignostic logging, and that seems to be tripping me up. I'm not sure what to do next.

      Thoughts?

      thanks,

      James
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      Current: 2009 XC70 T6

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      Had problem myself with VIDA2014D solved by installing VIDA2014A first.. then VIDA2014D over it.
      That error is just a warning.. it says it fixes it by using debug loglevel.

      No need for creating databases.. etc.. the install do this for you on windows 7

      Cant se any error messages.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Wytze View Post
      - install MS SQL 2005 Express
      Here's what I found about this. Actually using default sql server settings it installs ok, but VIDA can't connect to it.
      So you have to change it by opening SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration and checking that TCP/IP connection is selected.





      2015-06-01 15:16:47 [ERROR] [install.doinstall.check.installed.version.is.local db.attached.accessserver.is.attached] Error: install.doinstall.check.installed.version.is.local db.attached.accessserver.is.attached. Reason: Failed to connect to server (local)\Vida.
      2015-06-01 15:16:47 [ERROR] [install.doinstall.check.installed.version.is.local db.attached.accessserver.is.attached] [FINISHED] [NOK] [TOTAL TIME: 00:00:18.3593750]

      Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.ConnectionFa ilureException: Failed to connect to server (local)\Vida. ---> System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified)


      Any luck using 2012D chinese clone with newer Vida software? I could try myself but this could be useless traffic and time.
      TIA.
      Last edited by Val_; 06-01-2015 at 10:55 AM.

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      if anyone can point me to a working torrent of 2014D I'd appreciate it.
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      Thanks for taking the time to share this.

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      Quote Originally Posted by inteller View Post
      if anyone can point me to a working torrent of 2014D I'd appreciate it.
      im working on it...
      you will have to sleep... eventually.

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      hello all i just bought a dell laptop with vida installed and it came with a dice unit, we have an extra volvo bluetooth dongle in the shop that works but it wont work with the dice that came with the laptop. the dice unit will work when plugged in but not with the dongle. anybody run into this. im waiting for a reply from the guy on ebay that i bought this from. thanks,Ray

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      Most of the eBay special DICE units are not full hardware and don't have support for Bluetooth.
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      (ERASED MOST OF THE CRAP FROM THE TOP OF THE LOG)
      10:21:35 [INFO] Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile 4.0.30319 installed 20110215
      10:21:35 [INFO] IExplorer path = C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer;
      10:21:39 [INFO] Before SetVidaLanguage
      10:21:47 [INFO] VIDA_LANGUAGE set to en-US
      10:21:47 [INFO] ************************************************** **********************
      10:21:47 [INFO] **************************Start computer check**************************
      10:21:48 [INFO] Disk C has 239GB of free disk space and is OK to install to
      10:21:48 [ERROR] Free disk space is below the recommended! Needed free space = 31457280KB
      10:21:48 [ERROR] Disk Q has 5GB of free disk space
      10:21:48 [INFO] Usabledisks = C
      10:21:49 [INFO] Internal memory (RAM) is OK! Total Memory = 3978MB
      10:21:50 [INFO] Processor architecture = x64
      10:21:50 [INFO] Operating system Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Edition: Professional
      10:21:51 [INFO] Installed version of Internet Explorer = 9.0.8112.16421
      10:21:53 [INFO] **************************End computer check****************************
      10:21:53 [INFO] ************************************************** **********************
      10:22:02 [INFO] Security OK
      10:22:02 [INFO] Installing VIDA with cmdLine = /zREINSTALL /clone_wait languages=es-ES;request.x64=true;
      ************************************************** *****************************
      10:22:11 Installation of VIDA, version 1.00.0015
      10:22:11 [INFO] Fetching release from E:\install\dvd\vida_dvdheader\CompInfo.ini
      10:22:11 [INFO] Result = 0
      10:22:11 [INFO] Release = VIDA2014D
      10:22:11 [INFO] Result = 0
      10:22:11 [INFO] Prev Release = VIDA2014C
      10:22:11 [INFO] Language = en-US
      10:22:11 [INFO] Quering VIDA database AccessServer for current version/language
      10:22:11 [INFO] E:\install\dvd\vida_dvdheader\CompInfo.ini
      10:22:11 [INFO] User = ***
      10:22:11 [INFO] Password = GunnarS3g3
      10:22:11 [INFO] No VIDA database found
      10:22:11 [INFO] No languages currently installed
      10:22:11 [INFO] MULTILANGUAGE set to FALSE
      10:22:11 [INFO] In function DecideInstallType...
      10:22:11 [INFO] Variable RELEASE = 'VIDA2014D'
      10:22:11 [INFO] Variable svCurVer = ''
      10:22:11 [INFO] Install type = Initial
      10:22:11 [INFO] Installed Release =
      10:22:11 [INFO] In function VidaInstall...
      10:22:11 [INFO] VidaInstall
      10:22:11 [INFO] RELEASE = VIDA2014D
      10:22:11 [INFO] Language = en-US
      10:22:11 [INFO] Program Menu Folder = C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
      10:22:11 [INFO] Desktop Folder = C:\Users\Public\Desktop\
      10:22:11 [INFO] ALBA_INSTALL_XML = vida.install.xml
      10:22:11 [INFO] Alba is starting installing VIDA using = vida.install.xml
      10:22:11 [INFO] Input params to Alba = request.dice=true;request.sqlexpress=true;request. adobereader=true;request.isoview=true;is.vow=false ;request.x64=true;
      12:39:23 [INFO] Alba has finished installing VIDA
      12:39:23 [INFO] Setting uninstall icon
      12:39:23 [INFO] End of installscript
      12:39:51 [INFO] VIDA completed. Result = -1
      12:39:51 [INFO] VIDA NOT OK
      12:39:54 [INFO] ************************************************** **
      12:39:54 [INFO] ***********Multiple Language Installation***********
      12:39:54 [INFO] Installing language: es-ES
      12:39:57 [INFO] security OK
      12:39:57 [INFO] Installing VIDA with cmdLine = /zREINSTALL /clone_wait languages=es-ES;request.x64=true;
      ************************************************** *****************************
      12:40:05 Installation of VIDA, version 1.00.0015
      12:40:05 [INFO] We are in Else ADDREMOVE
      ************************************************** *****************************
      12:40:05 Installation of VIDA, version 1.00.0015
      12:40:05 [INFO] Fetching release from E:\install\dvd\vida_dvdheader\CompInfo.ini
      12:40:05 [INFO] Result = 0
      12:40:05 [INFO] Release = VIDA2014D
      12:40:05 [INFO] Result = 0
      12:40:05 [INFO] Prev Release = VIDA2014C
      12:40:05 [INFO] Language = es-ES
      12:40:05 [INFO] Quering VIDA database AccessServer for current version/language
      12:40:05 [INFO] E:\install\dvd\vida_dvdheader\CompInfo.ini
      12:40:05 [INFO] User = ***
      12:40:05 [INFO] Password = GunnarS3g3
      12:40:06 [INFO] Checking if SQLBrowser exists on the machine
      12:40:06 [INFO] SQLBrowser is installed on the machine
      12:40:06 [INFO] Checking if SQLBrowser is running...
      12:40:06 [INFO] SQLBrowser is running = True
      12:40:06 [INFO] Checking if MSSQL$VIDA exists on the machine
      12:40:06 [INFO] MSSQL$VIDA is installed on the machine
      12:40:06 [INFO] Checking if MSSQL$VIDA is running...
      12:40:06 [INFO] Trying to start MSSQL$VIDA...
      12:40:20 [INFO] MSSQL$VIDA is running = True
      12:40:25 [INFO] No VIDA database found
      12:40:25 [INFO] No languages currently installed
      12:40:25 [INFO] MULTILANGUAGE set to FALSE
      12:40:25 [INFO] In function DecideInstallType...
      12:40:25 [INFO] Variable RELEASE = 'VIDA2014D'
      12:40:25 [INFO] Variable svCurVer = ''
      12:40:25 [INFO] Install type = Initial
      12:40:25 [INFO] Installed Release =
      12:40:25 [INFO] In function VidaInstall...
      12:40:25 [INFO] VidaInstall
      12:40:25 [INFO] RELEASE = VIDA2014D
      12:40:25 [INFO] Language = es-ES
      12:40:25 [INFO] Program Menu Folder = C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
      12:40:25 [INFO] Desktop Folder = C:\Users\Public\Desktop\
      12:40:25 [INFO] ALBA_INSTALL_XML = vida.install.xml
      12:40:25 [INFO] Alba is starting installing VIDA using = vida.install.xml
      12:40:25 [INFO] Input params to Alba = request.dice=true;request.sqlexpress=true;request. adobereader=true;request.isoview=true;is.vow=false ;request.x64=true;
      14:50:55 [INFO] Alba has finished installing VIDA
      14:50:55 [INFO] Setting uninstall icon
      14:50:55 [INFO] End of installscript
      14:51:20 [INFO] VIDA completed. Result = -1
      14:51:20 [INFO] VIDA NOT OK
      14:51:20 [INFO] ************************************************** ****
      14:51:20 [INFO] ************************************************** ****
      14:51:20 [INFO] Check if DiCE is installed
      14:51:20 [INFO] DiCE installed. Setting Path to VIDA log
      14:51:20 [INFO] Setting DiCE log level
      14:51:20 [INFO] Setting file security for DiCE
      14:51:20 [INFO] VIDA installation ended




      ok....There is my log. I am running a lenovo t420s with a 300 gig hard drive and 4 gigs of ram. It is running windows 7 pro. IE9 framework 4.0. SQL 2008 r2 with the connections set to automatic. windows firewall is off. User account control at the lowest setting. and the computer has been restored to factory. Ive been going through the forums for about a month now with many attempts at installation. I dont know what else to do. I bought a DICE from aliExpress as suggested by the forums here. It came with VIDA 2014D.

      Would trying to install an earlier version work better? Where is a safe place to download? I just want a softloader and diagnostic tool for my 2004 S60R...I dont need the newest and best.
      Its just a boring Volvo...nothing to see here, move along.

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      Were you trying to change languages between the install attempts? The first was en-us and the second is es-es. Do you really want Spanish? Also you say it was a clean install, but the installer thinks it is upgrading from 2014C. So something's not starting fresh.
      2005 V50 T5 AWD 6MT w/Heico tune, Heico exhaust, Bell intercooler, IPD TCV, Viva Forge CBV, Elevate rear swaybar and torque mount, Snabb shift kit, etc.
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      I selected both english and spanish. I have never installed vida before. 2014d is it. Maybe I should start with an earlier version?
      Its just a boring Volvo...nothing to see here, move along.

    21. #89
      So I finally caved and decided to order VIDA/DICE. Lurked around here and found a reputable enough seller on AliExpress and ordered 2014d and DICE, and after a few bumps, found a laptop that would run it (Win 7 pro, 4 gb ram, 200gb of space, IE9 and SQL installed before attempting to install VIDA), and tried to install last night, and this is where I hit my major roadblock...
      The install kept failing, saying NOT OK. Out of desperation, I started copying the entire DVD to the desktop, hoping to install from there, and taking note of every file that was unable to be read, in lieu of hitting only one corrupted file at a time. So this is my list of corrupted files...
      JBOSS (.zip)
      Imagerepository_data (SQL DB)
      CarComRT (.zip)
      DiagSWDLRepository (.zip)
      EPC (.zip)
      Servicerep_en-us (.zip)
      Everything else copied over from the DVD to my harddrive just fine, so I have to assume it'd install just fine as well, if the installation had gotten that far...

      I found another Chinese site that was hosting 2014D in it's entirety, and tried to download a couple of the corrupted files, but had the same issue. The vendor I ordered the software and DICE from included a two DVD set (which, as far as I can tell, included a full zipped VIDA backup) but, unfortunately for me, the first DVD was completely blank. I've emailed the vendor to see if they can send just those files my way, but if possible I'd like to avoid, you know, waiting another two weeks for a DVD from China that may or may not be full of unreadable files.
      So I guess my question is this...is there any resource anyone has seen where you can download specific VIDA files? Alternatively, is there a reputable ISO online that people prefer to use that I can download and then pilfer? I've been at it on google, here, and Matthews for a few hours and for whatever reason have come up with nothing.

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      Hello everyone new here...
      Im looking for the Vida Patch for 2013D.
      Can someone please point me in the right direction?
      Thank
      Jay
      And not I do not have the disk. Save everything off one computer to install on another
      I guess I didnt save the patch..Vida 2013D is working but a cant login. I need the patch from what I remember. Anyone??
      2002 Volvo v70 xc
      Working with windows xp pro sp3.
      Thanks again
      Jay

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      VIDA 2014D on Win7 64 install instructions

      Hello, I have modified the original poster's guide with my own instructions, learned from installing VIDA 2014D on Win7 64 (straight, no XP mode).

      I would post the document, but attachments are disabled. Here is the unformatted version without images: If anyone wants to host the formatted version or put it up on google docs hit me up.


      This is an installation guide for Volvo’s Vida/DiCE diagnostics system. It was composed after installing Vida for use on a personal vehicle. No warranty is implied nor given. Use at your own risk.
      Vida/DiCE Unit Purchase
      The unit that was ordered from easybuying168 from ebay:

      Purchase Date: July 2016
      Version: VIDA 2014D
      System Minimum Requirements
      Windows 7 Professional
      ● Vida is not supported on any “Home” version of Windows 7, I used Professional, 64 bit
      ● Windows versions 8+ are unlikely to work.
      Hardware
      ● 4GB RAM, 30GB free HDD space, Core2Duo 2GHz

      Windows XP Mode for Windows 7
      ● Don’t bother with this, as it’s unnecessary and slow.
      Vida/DiCE Installation and Setup
      To install Vida and DiCE, follow the tasks in the sections below. Full installation takes 30-90 minutes, if all goes well. First, unzip the installation files. In my install there was about 7.6GB of content.
      Task 1) Install SQL Server Express 2008 R2
      This is the area where I had the greatest challenge, and where the error feedback from the VIDA installer was completely inadequate. The installer will detect an installed SQL server, so just do this step manually to save headaches and troubleshooting down the road.
      1. Reboot your computer fresh, log in with administrative privileges
      2. Browse to \VOLVO VIDA 2014D\3PP\Products\SqlExpress\
      there should be an installer file there called SQLEXPR_x86_ENU.exe
      3. (optional) Create a .bat batch file containing the line:
      SQLEXPR_x86_ENU.exe /SkipRules=RebootRequiredCheck
      4. Run SQLEXPR_x86_ENU.exe or if you created it, run the batch file to begin installing SQL server express.
      5. Select “New installation or add features to a new installation”
      6. Select all feature checkboxes when asked.
      7. Choose a named server installation and name it VIDA when asked
      8. Make sure the server and server agent are set to automatic startup, and choose the ‘system’ account for the server
      9. For server security access, choose ‘mixed’ access and enter the password GunnarS3g3 for the sa account. Ensure that your user account is also listed in the lower access box and add it if not.
      10. Complete SQL server setup by clicking through the rest of the installation.
      11. You should to go back through these steps and create a second SQL server named SQLEXPRESS. This is the default installation name, and there’s a chance Vida uses it during install.
      12. In the SQL Server Configuration Manager (start menu, Microsoft SQL server 2008 R2) , under services, right click the Server Browser service and choose properties. Under the service tab, ensure start mode is set to automatic.
      13. In the QSL Server Configuration Manager, under network configuration, protocols, enable TCP/IP for VIDA. Then under SQL Server Services restart the VIDA server.
      Task 2) Install Vida
      To install Vida, follow these steps:
      1. If the DiCE cable is currently plugged into the computer, unplug it.
      2. Restart your computer and do not start any applications, particularly Internet Explorer.
      3. Adjust your computer’s sleep settings to “never sleep” so that the computer does not turn off/hibernate/sleep during the lengthy installation.
      4. Insert the Vida DVD.
      5. If the DVD does not auto-start, browse the contents of the DVD and run the following file:
      Install\DVD\Vida_dvdheader\Main\setup.exe
      6. If the DVD auto-starts, permit setup to run (if requested), and then wait for the “Vida Setup” screen to appear.
      7. On the “Vida Setup” screen, choose Vida All-in-one.
      8. On the “Select VIDA Language” screen, un-check the default and select the language you prefer.
      9. Vida Setup now checks to see if it can be installed on your computer. If the check fails, setup quits. If the check succeeds, setup proceeds.
      10. On the “Choose Destination” Location screen, Click Next. Do not change the install location. Vida must install to c:\VIDA.
      11. On the “Licence Agreement” screen, click Yes.
      12. Vida will now install a variety of different software as necessary, each of which has its own status message (e.g., “Installing Framework35...”).
      13. Wait approximately 30-60 minutes (time varies from computer to computer). There is no progress bar and often no indication that the software is installing. The installer might appear to have crashed or stopped, but it is running silently. Make sure your computer does not sleep/hibernate during this part of the installation. Eventually, the screen will display the following message:

      “VIDA installation in progress. Please wait until the installation process is completed.”

      Continue to wait until all installer messages close.
      14. Once all Vida software has been added to your computer, the “Vida Configurator” opens. By default, it has the “Internet” option selected under “Location”. Do not adjust any settings. Click Save.
      15. If/When windows firewall asks to allow java or other components to access the network, allow permanently.
      16. On the “Configuration results” dialog, click “Close”.
      17. Back on the “Vida Configurator”, click “Close”.
      18. Wait for several more installation operations.
      19. The final screen will appear, with the message “InstallShield Wizard Complete”.
      20. Click Finish to restart your computer.
      21. If the installation was successful, you’ll see Vida icons on your desktop, and a little “V” icon with a red dot in it in the system tray (bottom-right corner of the screen).
      22. Wait for the red dot in the “V” icon to become a yellow arrow, then a green arrow. When the icon shows a green arrow, Vida is running.
      23. Proceed to Installation Task 2, “Patch Vida”.

      If installation fails, you can attempt to diagnose the problem by looking at the installation log in the following location:
      c:\VIDA\System\Log

      Task 3) Patch Vida
      After installation is complete, follow these steps to patch (that is, “modify”) Vida for local use:
      Windows 7:
      1. Disable User Access Control. See Microsoft’s instructions:
      http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/w...trol-on-or-off
      2. Kill the VidaMonitor.exe process using windows task manager. Win7 doesn’t come with tskill so you have to do it manually.
      3. Open the Vida DVD.
      4. Right-click the file nnn_patch.exe (where nnn is the name of the Vida software, e.g., VIDA2014D_patch.exe).
      5. Select “Run as administrator”
      6. A black DOS window will open. Wait until the DOS window closes.
      7. Restart Windows. This step is important. Vida’s login screen did not let me type in the Login field until I rebooted Windows.

      Task 4) Enable Internet Explorer Hosting
      1. This was done for IE 11
      2. Run regedit.exe
      3. Browse to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ .NETFramework]
      4. Create a DWord entry and set it to 1: "EnableIEHosting"=dword:00000001

      Task 5) Start Vida and Connect DiCE
      Once Vida is installed, follow these steps to connect and configure the DiCE cable:
      1. After completing Task 2, you should still have the Vida DVD in your computer’s DVD drive. Leave the Vida DVD in the DVD drive.
      2. Double-click the Windows desktop icon “Vida All-In-One”. Vida will launch.
      3. On Vida’s welcome screen, for Username, enter “admin”, then click OK.
      4. Once login completes (can take ~30 seconds), connect the DiCE cable to your car’s OBD II port, or attach a 12V DC power supply.
      5. Turn the car’s key to position II (Ignition).
      6. Insert the DiCE cable’s USB cable into your computer’s USB port.
      7. Windows will detect DiCE and start the Found New Hardware Wizard.
      8. In the Found New Hardware Wizard window, select “No, not this time”.
      9. In the Found New Hardware Wizard window, click Next.
      10. In the Found New Hardware Wizard window, click Next again (leaving “Install the software automatically” selected).
      11. In the Found New Hardware Wizard window, click Finish.
      12. In Vida, click the “Vehicle Profile” tab, causing Vida to communicate with DiCE.



      Windows device manager DiCE properties:
      DiCE Diagnostic Program:

      Task 6) Warning! Do Not Upgrade Firmware!
      During Vida’s first run, Vida may claim that DiCE is out of date and needs a firmware upgrade.

      Do not proceed with the upgrade! Click the “X” to close the upgrade window and continue without upgrading.

      Many users have reported destroying DiCE units through unsuccessful firmware upgrade attempts. Therefore, the general rule is “do not upgrade your DiCE unit’s firmware” unless you really know what you are doing. For reports of DiCE destruction, see:

      https://forums.swedespeed.com/archive...t-168150.html?

      The most common cause of DiCE destruction is performing a DiCE firmware upgrade while Vida is running. Some users have achieved successful firmware upgrades while Vida is safely shut down, but in the majority of cases, the firmware is best left unchanged if it is working properly (despite Vida’s claims to the contrary).

      In all cases, do not attempt to upgrade DiCE’s firmware while Vida is running!

      Task 7) Unblock Java If Not Done Already
      While you are using Vida, it might attempt to access the internet, causing a warning dialog to appear. On Windows 7, the warning will read “Windows Firewall has blocked some features of Java(TM)...”.


      To allow Vida to run, click “Allow access” (Windows 7) or “Unblock” (Windows XP).

      Task 8) Disable “WSL Login”
      While operating Vida you will eventually see a popup window that looks like this:



      To prevent the above “WSL Login” window from launching regularly while using Vida, rename the file c:\VIDA\WslLogin.exe to c:\VIDA\WslLogin.exe-bak. The “VCC Web Single Login External” login is not required for standalone operation of Vida.
      Task 9) (Optional) Remove Unnecessary Desktop Icons
      Vida installs several desktop icons. The icon that reads “Vida All-In-One” starts Vida. All other icons are not regularly used and can be deleted from the desktop. All VIDA applications can be accessed later under c:\VIDA, even after the shortcuts are removed.
      Basic Vida Usage
      To read DTC codes from a car, follow these steps:
      1. Double-click the desktop icon “Vida All-In-One”.
      2. On Vida’s welcome screen, for Username, enter “admin”, then click OK.
      3. Connect the DiCE cable to your car’s OBD II port, or attach a 12V DC power supply.
      4. Turn the car’s key to position II (Ignition).
      5. Insert the DiCE cable’s USB cable into your computer.
      6. Click Define Vehicle Profile (or click the “Vehicle Profile” tab).
      7. Click “Read Vehicle”.
      8. Wait for Vehicle information to appear. The vehicle’s VIN number will be displayed along with a photograph of the model to which Vida is connected.
      9. Select Transmission type.
      10. Select Steeering type. This step is important. In many cases, the “Diagnostics” tab is greyed out and disabled until Transmission type and Steering type are selected.
      11. Click the Diagnostics tab.
      12. Wait for VIDA to retrieve information from the vehicle (the screen will display messages such as “Verifying VIN” and “Reading Diagnostics Trouble Codes”).
      13. Click Fault Trace.
      14. Click Delivery.
      15. Review DTC codes listed on the Delivery tab.

      To clear DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes), follow these steps:
      1. Follow the preceding procedure to read DTC codes for the vehicle.
      2. On the Delivery tab, click ERASE ALL.
      Vida/DiCE Documentation and Instructions Manuals
      Vida User Guide
      http://www.eurossy.com/pdf/04VIDA-Help-en-GB.pdf

      Vida Online Training Course
      https://www.volvotechinfo.com/vtiSha...hInd/index.htm

      DiCE Instructions
      http://ddmauto.ru/userfiles/file/DiCE_20080616.pdf

      Credits
      Many thanks to the swedespeed forum members and online Volvo community. Most of the information in this document was gathered from various sources around the internet while trying to get Vida running. Feel free to print, republish, and redistribute at will; no credit is necessary.

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      Worked

      Quote Originally Posted by LMQT View Post
      After 8 days of searching (virtual machines testing, uninstallations + reinstallations, etc.), I finally touched the goal !!!

      An important things that has not be pointed is the version of Dot Net Framework : VIDA (at least 2013D) need the V2 SP2 cause of SQL 2008 !

      So here was my successful process (based on Wytze's one, thanks' to him) :
      - fresh Windows XP Pro SP3 installed in a VM with VMware Player Free v6
      - install IE8 (from Microsoft website)
      - install MSXML V6 (same source)
      - install .Net v3.5 (witch contain previous version also) (same source)
      - install .Net v2 SP2 above it (same source)
      - install MS SQL 2005 Server Express Edition (the one in VIDA DVD H:\3PP\Products\SqlExpress\SQLEXPR.EXE)
      - install MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP1 (H:\3PP\Products\SqlExpress\SQLEXPR_x86_ENU.exe)
      - install Windows installer 4.5 (H:\Install\DVD\Vida_dvdheader\Main\ISSetupPrerequ isites\{22aa129a-8e5d-45ae-a3e4-d110703ef141}\WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86)
      - REBOOT
      - install VIDA 2013D (be patient...)
      - REBOOT
      - when icon of VIDA Monitor become green, launch the patch without modifying parameters !
      - Launching VIDA with user "admin" (in example) and IT ROCKS

      Nota : using a VM (Virtual PC or VMware) prevent your config from being altered by an update who can broke VIDA components. So that you can save it easily and copying it from a PC to another quickly.
      This worked for me with 2014A on Win XP SP3 fresh install. Had previously failed and i did a system restore than followed this exactly.

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      [SIZE=4]If Still not working VIDA 2014D on Win7 64 do this[/SIZE]

      Quote Originally Posted by macgyver681 View Post
      Windows 7 PRO 64 bits
      Vida/DiCE Installation and Setup
      To install Vida and DiCE, follow the tasks in the sections below. Full installation takes 30-90 minutes, if all goes well. First, unzip the installation files. In my install there was about 7.6GB of content.
      Task 1) Install SQL Server Express 2008 R2
      This is the area where I had the greatest challenge, and where the error feedback from the VIDA installer was completely inadequate. The installer will detect an installed SQL server, so just do this step manually to save headaches and troubleshooting down the road.
      1. Reboot your computer fresh, log in with administrative privileges
      2. Browse to \VOLVO VIDA 2014D\3PP\Products\SqlExpress\
      there should be an installer file there called SQLEXPR_x86_ENU.exe
      3. (optional) Create a .bat batch file containing the line:
      SQLEXPR_x86_ENU.exe /SkipRules=RebootRequiredCheck
      4. Run SQLEXPR_x86_ENU.exe or if you created it, run the batch file to begin installing SQL server express.
      5. Select “New installation or add features to a new installation”
      6. Select all feature checkboxes when asked.
      7. Choose a named server installation and name it VIDA when asked
      8. Make sure the server and server agent are set to automatic startup, and choose the ‘system’ account for the server
      9. For server security access, choose ‘mixed’ access and enter the password GunnarS3g3 for the sa account. Ensure that your user account is also listed in the lower access box and add it if not.
      10. Complete SQL server setup by clicking through the rest of the installation.
      11. You should to go back through these steps and create a second SQL server named SQLEXPRESS. This is the default installation name, and there’s a chance Vida uses it during install.
      12. In the SQL Server Configuration Manager (start menu, Microsoft SQL server 2008 R2) , under services, right click the Server Browser service and choose properties. Under the service tab, ensure start mode is set to automatic.
      13. In the QSL Server Configuration Manager, under network configuration, protocols, enable TCP/IP for VIDA. Then under SQL Server Services restart the VIDA server.
      Task 2) Install Vida
      To install Vida, follow these steps:
      1. If the DiCE cable is currently plugged into the computer, unplug it.
      2. Restart your computer and do not start any applications, particularly Internet Explorer.
      3. Adjust your computer’s sleep settings to “never sleep” so that the computer does not turn off/hibernate/sleep during the lengthy installation.
      4. Insert the Vida DVD.
      5. If the DVD does not auto-start, browse the contents of the DVD and run the following file:
      Install\DVD\Vida_dvdheader\Main\setup.exe
      6. If the DVD auto-starts, permit setup to run (if requested), and then wait for the “Vida Setup” screen to appear.
      7. On the “Vida Setup” screen, choose Vida All-in-one.
      8. On the “Select VIDA Language” screen, un-check the default and select the language you prefer.
      9. Vida Setup now checks to see if it can be installed on your computer. If the check fails, setup quits. If the check succeeds, setup proceeds.
      10. On the “Choose Destination” Location screen, Click Next. Do not change the install location. Vida must install to c:\VIDA.
      11. On the “Licence Agreement” screen, click Yes.
      12. Vida will now install a variety of different software as necessary, each of which has its own status message (e.g., “Installing Framework35...”).
      13. Wait approximately 30-60 minutes (time varies from computer to computer). There is no progress bar and often no indication that the software is installing. The installer might appear to have crashed or stopped, but it is running silently. Make sure your computer does not sleep/hibernate during this part of the installation. Eventually, the screen will display the following message:

      “VIDA installation in progress. Please wait until the installation process is completed.”

      Continue to wait until all installer messages close.
      14. Once all Vida software has been added to your computer, the “Vida Configurator” opens. By default, it has the “Internet” option selected under “Location”. Do not adjust any settings. Click Save.
      15. If/When windows firewall asks to allow java or other components to access the network, allow permanently.
      16. On the “Configuration results” dialog, click “Close”.
      17. Back on the “Vida Configurator”, click “Close”.
      18. Wait for several more installation operations.
      19. The final screen will appear, with the message “InstallShield Wizard Complete”.
      20. Click Finish to restart your computer.
      21. If the installation was successful, you’ll see Vida icons on your desktop, and a little “V” icon with a red dot in it in the system tray (bottom-right corner of the screen).
      22. Wait for the red dot in the “V” icon to become a yellow arrow, then a green arrow. When the icon shows a green arrow, Vida is running.
      23. Proceed to Installation Task 2, “Patch Vida”.

      If installation fails, you can attempt to diagnose the problem by looking at the installation log in the following location:
      c:\VIDA\System\Log

      Task 3) Patch Vida
      After all the steps if still not working do this

      1) install a JAVA JDK 7 , setup JAVA_HOME and PATH to %JAVA_HOME%/bin according to your directory java installation
      2) Go to VIDA/jboss/bin--- run standalone.bat
      3) wait to start jboss container
      4) login using "admin" user .. thats all

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      Hello all.

      I have just recently started experiencing a problem with my VIDA installation. Logging in (with "admin") gives me the error "unknown error please contact local help desk." This is the 2013D version installed on Windows XP SP3 within VirtualBox. VIDA worked flawlessly for almost two years and I have made no changes to it. I use the XP VirtualBox exclusively for this purpose. I even exported a backup of the VirtualBox in 2015 when I first got VIDA to work. Strangely, even this copy (that has been untouched for two years) produces the same error when imported/run.

      I have searched up and down the internet for solutions and none have worked thus far. I am wide open to suggestions. Here is some stuff I have tried:

      -Uninstalled and reinstalled VIDA
      -Re-ran the 2013D patch file
      -Uninstalled and re-installed .net 3.5 and 2.0 SP2
      -Uninstalled and re-installed SQL Server 2008 and 2005
      -Logging in with ADMIN, 1,2,3,4,5

      EDIT: Another user was able to tell me what the problem was. The patch file used for my installation had an "expiration" date of 12-31-2017. After installing a different patch file he sent me, everything is up and running! So if you are running into this problem, you may need a new patch file. I should also note the new patch file I used was for the 2014D version of VIDA but it still worked perfectly for my 2013D installation.
      Last edited by FlyingPilot2012; 01-03-2018 at 06:48 PM. Reason: Solved the problem

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      No Valid Subscription - volvo vida Dice 2012D

      My 2012D patch file was the same way. I didn't know if anyone had an updated patch file, so I updated it myself. And I know nothing about computers so it's not that hard to do.

      - Extract the files from the patch rar.exe. There is a file under the "patch" directory named "license".
      - Open it with notepad and search for "subscriptionExpireDate" I changed the date to 2021-12-31. I was afraid to go too far out in the future as it might cause an error.
      - Next you have to adjust the SFX scripts (this makes the created .rar and .exe file)
      - (I'm doing this from memory) View the original .rar exe and click the SFX button. Click the advanced tab on the bottom. There is a tab there with scripts and a path. Copy everything in this tab over to your new .rar. Create it and it will automatically make an .exe.
      - Run it and you are good!

      I'll try and add details tomorrow, but like I said I did it so it can't be that hard.

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      It's good to know that the patch file can be updated. I was able to get my VIDA install working again with another patch but I am unsure when the "expiration" date of that one will be. When it does expire, I'll try to update it myself. Though hopefully that will be many years in the future

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      Sudden problems with VIDA - Unknown error message at login

      Hello Rob,

      I'm a new member from Germany and I drive C30 T5. I had the same problems with VIDA since beginning of the new year. With your very good instruction I was able to modify the "license file" and to create a new patch file. Now I've an end date of 2030-12-31 in my 2013D version. Only by chance I found your writing in this forum. A good ending after hours of trial and error

      Thanks

      Volker

      Quote Originally Posted by Dentedhoodv70 View Post
      No Valid Subscription - volvo vida Dice 2012D

      My 2012D patch file was the same way. I didn't know if anyone had an updated patch file, so I updated it myself. And I know nothing about computers so it's not that hard to do.

      - Extract the files from the patch rar.exe. There is a file under the "patch" directory named "license".
      - Open it with notepad and search for "subscriptionExpireDate" I changed the date to 2021-12-31. I was afraid to go too far out in the future as it might cause an error.
      - Next you have to adjust the SFX scripts (this makes the created .rar and .exe file)
      - (I'm doing this from memory) View the original .rar exe and click the SFX button. Click the advanced tab on the bottom. There is a tab there with scripts and a path. Copy everything in this tab over to your new .rar. Create it and it will automatically make an .exe.
      - Run it and you are good!

      I'll try and add details tomorrow, but like I said I did it so it can't be that hard.

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      Glad you were able to get yours up and running again. I was at a loss when my VIDA install just suddenly quit on me. Took forever for me to get it running originally and I did not want to go through all that again.

      Luckily it was an easily fix!

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