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Windows 7: Rocketdock not starting

18 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Rocketdock not starting

Hey guys! I am having a problem with RocketDock. It has been working fine for me, but last night I added a "shutdown" shortcut to it, and after using that shortcut to shutdown since I usually get rid of my taskbar when I start the computer up, rocketdock won't open now. I tried finding solutions, and all I could find out was that someone else had a similar problem, that they couldn't start rocketdock up after restarting their computer. Any ideas on what I could do to start it up again and make it so that the shutdown button doesn't keep doing this? Any help is greatly appreciated


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18 Oct 2010   #2

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

How did you install it, Just by letting the installer do the work or under a compatibility mode?

RD's site says it is not ready for x64 yet.
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18 Oct 2010   #3

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Have you seen this in RD's documentation?:
7. Reset Options RocketDock Documentation
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If for whatever reason you cannot access RocketDock's Settings and need to completely reset RocketDock to "factory default" settings/icons, follow these steps:
  • Press Control+Alt+Delete and use the Task Manager to force-quit RocketDock
  • If you are NOT using "Portable INI Settings" (recommended), follow these steps
    • Go to the Start Menu, choose "Run" and type "regedit"
    • Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\
    • Delete the "RocketDock" folder
  • If you ARE using "Portable INI Settings", delete the file "Settings.ini" located in your RocketDock install directory (C:\Program Files\RocketDock\Settings.ini).
  • Run RocketDock, and enjoy!
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18 Oct 2010   #4

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Rocket Dock at Boot

I have had problems at times with the dock not comming up on a boot. Once it didn't come up on a boot it never came up again unless I manually started it. I wrote a task in task scheduler to boot it at start up. I set it to run with highest priveleges so that what ever I launched from it came up with no UAC prompt. I am sure there are other fixes for this problem but it is the one that worked for me.
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18 Oct 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It works in x64, at least on my system. For automatic startup, you can either set it in the Dock Settings > General tab or you bring up the startup folder (type shell:startup into Start/search and hit Enter) and drag a shortcut of the RocketDock.exe (from Program Files x86) from the desktop into that folder.
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18 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Have you seen this in RD's documentation?:
7. Reset Options RocketDock Documentation
Quote:
If for whatever reason you cannot access RocketDock's Settings and need to completely reset RocketDock to "factory default" settings/icons, follow these steps:
  • Press Control+Alt+Delete and use the Task Manager to force-quit RocketDock
  • If you are NOT using "Portable INI Settings" (recommended), follow these steps
    • Go to the Start Menu, choose "Run" and type "regedit"
    • Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\
    • Delete the "RocketDock" folder
  • If you ARE using "Portable INI Settings", delete the file "Settings.ini" located in your RocketDock install directory (C:\Program Files\RocketDock\Settings.ini).
  • Run RocketDock, and enjoy!
Yes, I did see that but wanted to avoid doing that step. In any case, thank you all for your efforts, the second time I rebooted my computer rocketdock worked. I'll just hope that it doesn't happen again. As for the person who said they had to manually open it, I had tried to do that at the time and even that wouldn't open it :S

Thanks everyone!
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18 Oct 2010   #7

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Worked fine on my system too but took it off cause i got bored with it.
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03 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks it good works Anak
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26 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Rocket Dock

I have windows x64 also and yes rocket dock will not work with x64 programs yet. it works for a little bit then that program stops. What i do is i only use the x86 Programs and it works fine it sucks in a why because alot of my programs use x64. I hope the update comes out soon I will even pay for it so i can use my program on it lol....
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26 Nov 2011   #10

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clusk680 View Post
I have windows x64 also and yes rocket dock will not work with x64 programs yet. it works for a little bit then that program stops. What i do is i only use the x86 Programs and it works fine it sucks in a why because alot of my programs use x64. I hope the update comes out soon I will even pay for it so i can use my program on it lol....

I had similar problems with RocketDock on my x64 system so I now use the free version of ObjectDock. You can get it from here. Stardock Corporation - Software - ObjectDock - Download
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