3DS Max Startup Error 5

Hello Guys,

Software license checkout failed, error 5, this is showing up when i start 3ds max under "Initializing 3ds Max" what can be done ?


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Disable anti virus, remove and reinstall; they charge an arm and a leg for the software, do you have to pay extra for technical support?
I didn't .. Im currently installing it again now, will see, thanks for your reply !!

Btw i dont know how i fixed error 5, then turned to error 20 then to 42 i think..So i think that the solution is to reinstall...


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Google "3ds Max licence error 20" or whatever error you're getting and you'll get links to solutions on Autodesk's own forums. There are many possible causes, but answers are there.