By resetting a PowerSDR database, you are saving the current database to your desktop with a unique date/time stamp as the file name and instructing PowerSDR to delete the working copy. After PowerSDR restarts, a new database will be created.
Resetting the PowerSDR Database when PowerSDR will Start
NOTE: The Database Reset feature is the preferred method of creating a new PowerSDR database.
1. ) Start PowerSDR
2.) Left click on the Setup option in the top menu bar.
3.) Left click on the button labeled Reset Database at the lower left-hand corner of the PowerSDR Setup applet.
4.) Left click on the Reset Database? dialog box to continue.
5.) PowerSDR will copy the existing database to your Windows desktop and automatically shut down. The saved database will have a naming format of PowerSDR_mm-dd-yyyy_hh.mmXM.mdb or PowerSDR_mm-dd-yyyy_hh.mmXM.xml for later versions of PowerSDR.
- mm = numerical equivalent of the current month the backup database file was created
- dd = numerical equivalent of the current day the backup database file was created
- yyyy = numerical equivalent of the current year the backup database file was created
- hh.mm = numerical equivalent of the current hour and minute the backup database file was created
- Xm = is either PM or AM time designator the backup database file was created
6.) When you restart PowerSDR, a new database will be created and you will be prompted for the initial setup.
NOTE: When you are running the PowerSDR database initialization routine do NOT import a previous database into the new database.
Resetting the PowerSDR Database when PowerSDR Will Not Start
On occasion, the database may have become inconsistent to the point where PowerSDR will not start. When this happens, you must use the alternate method for resetting the database using this procedure.
1.) On the keyboard, press and hold the <SHIFT> and <CTRL> keys on the left-hand side of the keyboard.
2.) Place your mouse cursor over the PowerSDR desktop icon shortcut and right mouse click.
3.) From the context menu that is displayed, select Open
4.) When the Factory Defaults dialog box is displayed (see below), release the <SHIFT> and <CTRL> keys.
5.) Click on YES to reset the PowerSDR database back to Factory Defaults.
6.) Click CONTINUE when prompted.
7.) PowerSDR will now start using the new factory default database.