Venus 1500 v4 will crash upon opening and receive error "Venus 1500 by Daktronics has encountered a problem and need to close."

Potential Symptoms

  • Venus 1500 v4 will crash upon opening and receive error:
    • Venus 1500 by Daktronics has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost

Environment

  • Venus 1500 (4)
  • Configuration
  • Windows XP

Cause

  • The root cause of this problem is that the Verdana font is corrupt or missing and cannot be loaded. One of the main components of Venus 1500 version 4 requires the Verdana Regular font.

Resolution


Step 1: Reinstall the Verdana Regular and Arial Regular font by performing the steps below:
  1. Browse the internet and locate a trusted site to download the Windows XP Verdana and Font. Save to computer Desktop.
    • Before you download any fonts make sure you trust the website or source.¬†
    • See also Microsoft site on more details about fonts. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Install-or-uninstall-fonts¬†
  2. Go to Windows Start Menu -> Computer or My Computer.
  3. Go to the following location:
    • C:\Windows\Fonts
  4. Locate both Verdana and Arial Fonts.
  5. Right-click and choose Delete.
  6. Double-click on both of the Verdana and Arial fonts to open.
  7. Click Install at the top.
  8. Try launching Venus 1500 v4 Again.

    KB ID: DD2344326


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