Turns out it was a problem with my Sound card not having a driver that CW Skimmer was happy with. Alex sent me a version via email and now it's working like a charm.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Bill Finkelstein <bill@...> wrote:
> Hi Folks -
> Can anyone help with this? I tried installing CW Skimmer (latest version)
> on Windows 7 - 64 bit. I am getting a series of error messages, first I get
> a "List index out of bounds(0), then an "Access violation at address
> 00507e9a in CW Skimmer.exe Read address of 00000. Followed by the same
> error at 0050985f. Then the CW Skimmer 1.6 window appears with another
> address violation at 00509fc2 read address of 00000050. Then again at
> 00507e9a, and finally a never ending series starting at 005000ec. I have to
> use task manager to terminate the CW Skimmer process.
> Yes, I am running under Windows XP SP2 compatibility, with Run as
> Administrator set and under an Admin login.
> Both CW-Skimmer and Omni-Rig are set this way.
> Yes, I know Win 7 isn't officially supported, but 1) I see that others have
> it working, 2) I don't have ANY XP or Vista computers anymore, and 3) It's
> about dang time Win 7 was supported!
> So does anybody have any ideas?
> Thank you!
> Bill Finkelstein
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