You say that “it (developer) was working fine till yesterday and then suddenly it went down”. Between the time it was working and when it stopped working have you thought real hard about anything/everything that was changed on your local workstation? (within webMethods or any other Windows configuration changes ?)
Before we talk about uninstall/install of webMethods components here’s a few comments & questions:
Since you only have 512MB of ram…are you trying to run other apps in addition to webMethods IS, Developer, and web browser (?). As Jim mentioned above lack of ram could be causing your problem. Just before starting developer open up the Windows Task Manager and check how much free memory you have.
Have you rebooted your PC ? (“When in doubt reboot” is my motto ) I’m sure by now you have yelled, screamed and hit your pc…but please do me a favor and reboot. After rebooting make sure you don’t have a lot of extra Windows services or applications running then try Developer and see what happens.
Check your Windows event logs (select Start, All Programs, Administrative Tools and the Event Viewer). Have a look at the entries for Application. See anything logged by webMethods? It’s a long shot but it’s worth checking. Over-the-years I have discovered problems just by checking these logs.
If you are still having the problem…then it’s time to try uninstalling and reinstalling…at least Developer. (Personally I would uninstall everything and reinstall under C:\webMethods6 instead of having them under C:\Program Files\webMethods6 but you can worry about the other components later).
How to uninstall:
- Shut down all webMethods components and all other applications that are running on your machine. (Important! If you do not shut down all components and applications, the uninstaller will not be able to remove key files that are locked by the operating system.)
- Use the Windows Add/Remove Programs utility, available from the Control Panel, to start the uninstaller.
- Select webMethods 6.0.1 as the program to uninstall.
- Choose the webMethods components to remove from your machine. (I would just do Developer for now…worry about moving the rest later)
The uninstaller does not delete files created after you installed Developer (for example, user-created or configuration files), nor does it delete the directory structure that contains the files. If you DO NOT want to save the files, delete the Developer installation directory (C:\Program Files\webMethods6\Developer).
Reboot your pc just to start fresh.
Now run the webMethods installer (webMethodsInstaller601.exe) and select the Developer. Make sure you install it to C:\webMethods6 and not under Program Files.
Try starting Developer.
Success ? Yes ? No ?
If Yes then relax and take a break.
If No then continue troubleshooting.
Either way let us know what happens.