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 INSTALLATION :: Frequently Asked Questions

 IN-FQ-01. How do I install Rate-Anly?
 IN-FQ-02. How do I connect parallel port lock?

 IN-FQ-03. How do I install MS-Access DAO / Jet Engine?
 IN-FQ-04. How do I install driver for Windows 2000 / XP Machine?

 IN-FQ-05. How do I run the software
 IN-FQ-06. What are settings required for Windows 7 OR VISTA O.S?


 INSTALLATION :: Trouble Shooting

 IN-TR-01. Message displayed 'Lock Not Installed'.
 IN-TR-02. Message displayed 'Unknown Error'.
 IN-TR-03. Message displayed 'Debug Assertion Failed'.
 IN-TR-04. Message displayed 'Unable to Initialize DAO / Jet Engine'.
 IN-TR-05. Message displayed 'Failed to create Empty Document'.
 IN-TR-06. Main Menu Screen doesn't appear.



IN-FQ-01. How do I install Rate-Anly?
Answer :
The CD contains complete Software in a folder with name Rate Analysis. Run the SETUP.exe program from this folder to start Installation program. Follow the instructions displayed. Refer the Installation Chapter of Reference Manual for more information.


The other folder is DAOINSTALL, which contains the installation program for MS-ACCESS DAO Jet Engine, which is used for storing data in MS-ACCESS format. You will have to install this Jet Engine, using SETUP.exe program from DISK1 subfolder, if you come across the message "DAO JET Engine Not Initialized".

IN-FQ-02. How do I connect parallel port lock?
Answer: Rate-Anly Software will run only if the Parallel Port lock supplied along with is connected to your computer. The Lock has a marking on one end as COMPUTER . This end shall be attached at backside of your computer, on Parallel Port, normally where printer cable is connected. Lock can be connected only in one direction.


Switch OFF the computer first. If you have connected a printer cable to your computer remove it and connect the COMPUTER end of the lock to the computer. The lock should easily slip. If it does not, then turn lock upside down and try again. Connect printer cable at the other end of the lock. Switch ON the computer. If you don't have any printer cable connected to your computer, then connect only the lock as described above.

IN-FQ-03. How do I install MS-Access DAO / Jet Engine?
Answer: Rate-Anly stores the data files in Microsoft Access/ Office'97 format. Microsoft Access module of Office'97/ Office2000 must be installed on your computer. While installing MS-Office 2000 it asks 'Whether you want the backward compatibility for MS-Access datafiles'. When this option is asked for it is to be selected as Yes.


Microsoft Access stores the Dao/Jet engine files in folder
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Dao.
If this folder is absent or Dao is not compatible with Rate-Anly you need to install MS Access DAO / Jet Engine.


Rate-Anly CD contains a folder with name DaoInstall, which contains the installation program for the DAO/ Jet db Engine. If any one of the above messages appear on the screen then run the SETUP program from the Disk1 subfolder of the DaoInstall folder and follow the instructions displayed by the Installation program. This will install the Dao/jet engine properly on your computer.

IN-FQ-04. How do I install driver for Windows 2000 / XP machine?
Answer :
DrvInstall.exe program is provided alongwith to install the drivers required make Rate Analysis run on computers with Windows 2000 / XP machine. To run this program start Windows Explorer and go to the folder where Rate-Analysis Software is installed. By default the program is installed in C:\Program Files\Ensoft RateAnalysis\Bin folder. From the list of program files displayed, double click on file DrvInstall.exe. The Sentry driver Installation dialogue box will appear on the screen. Now click on the Install button. 'Successfully Installed Sentrymsp.vxd' message will then appear on the Screen.


Installation of Rate Analysis is now complete.


RateAnly.exe is the main program for Rate Analysis of Construction Items.

IN-FQ-05. How do I run the software?
Answer :
From Start button of Window'95/'98,

  • Select Programs menu and choose Ensoft Rate Analysis option. This will display a submenu.
  • Select Readme.Txt option first for reading the information regarding the software.
  • Select Rate-Anly for running the software.
  • Select Online Manual option for getting the Online Help for the software
  • Select Utilities' option to uninstall the Rate-Anly program from your hard disk.Only the software program files are removed. The data files created by you will not be deleted.


You can also start Rate-Anly using Windows Explorer. Go to the folder where program is installed. Click on Rate-Anly folder. From the list of program files displayed, double click on the file RateAnly.exe. The title Screen of Rate-Anly is displayed for few moments and then Program Menu appears on the screen as shown.


These programs can be run by using Short-cuts available on Desktop or START button.

IN-FQ-06.What are settings required for Windows 7 OR VISTA O.S?

From START button Go to Setting > Control Panel
Select Security Center > Other Setting option
User account control to be turn OFF.


From START button Go to Setting > CONTROL PANEL > User account >
turn user account control off>
Uncheck checkbox for "use account control to protect Computer"

Shut Down & Restart Vista O.S.
Start Running the Program.





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