Resolve won't open project manager

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Resolve won't open project manager

PostFri Sep 23, 2022 8:17 am

Need some help please! I can't get DaVinci Resolve to open.

When I try to open DaVinci, it pulls up its loading window like normal, goes through everything, then closes after "loading projects", normally it would then open the Project Manager and I would proceed from there, but now nothing happens after the loading window.

We have tried many fixes:

- Launch in compatability mode

- Increased virtual memory

- Cleaned out storage and memory

- Updated to latest version of Windows 11 (Windows 11 used previously successfully)

- Unplugged all USB and HDMI

- Updated video drivers (were already at latest version, but reinstalled)

- Restarted laptop several times

- Reinstalled DaVinci

- Attempted to launch using exported projects

Nothing seems to resolve the issue... hopefully there's a fix we haven't tried?
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Re: Resolve won't open project manager

PostFri Sep 23, 2022 1:58 pm

Really want this issue solved... is there no solution?
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Re: Resolve won't open project manager

PostFri Sep 23, 2022 7:10 pm

I don't know why nobody has replied, but the short answer is:
1. Read the FAQ at the top of the forum
2. Follow the instructions for gathering logs when Resolve won't start
3. Post the logs here

Then people will have a chance of helping with your problem.
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Re: Resolve won't open project manager

PostFri Sep 23, 2022 11:22 pm

In a File Explorer window, go to:

C:\Program Files\Blackmagic Design\DaVinci Resolve

and run CaptureLogs

This will place a Resolve log file named similar to this on your Windows desktop: DaVinci-Resolve-logs-20181228_140434.zip (You may not see the .zip extension if your system is set to hide known extensions).

Then open Windows System Information and do a File - Save (Not a File Export), which will generate a .NFO file.

Place both those files on a file sharing site and provide links to the files here.

If you are a new Forum user, you may not be allowed to post URLs. If this happens, just put a space near the front of the URL, so the system doesn't think it's a URL.
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Re: Resolve won't open project manager

PostSat Sep 24, 2022 1:36 am

Hello, I am having the same problem. I followes the instructions, here is a link:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
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Re: Resolve won't open project manager

PostSat Sep 24, 2022 4:32 am

Dwaine Maggart wrote:In a File Explorer window, go to:

C:\Program Files\Blackmagic Design\DaVinci Resolve

and run CaptureLogs

This will place a Resolve log file named similar to this on your Windows desktop: DaVinci-Resolve-logs-20181228_140434.zip (You may not see the .zip extension if your system is set to hide known extensions).

Then open Windows System Information and do a File - Save (Not a File Export), which will generate a .NFO file.

Place both those files on a file sharing site and provide links to the files here.

If you are a new Forum user, you may not be allowed to post URLs. If this happens, just put a space near the front of the URL, so the system doesn't think it's a URL.


I'm sorry, I'm trying to follow along. I'm at the part where you say "open Windows System Information" but I don't seem to have that program? Peazip only gave me options to extract, not to save. I do see that there are two files in the .zip though.
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Re: Resolve won't open project manager

PostSat Sep 24, 2022 1:57 pm

Go to Control Panel/Administrative Tools.
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Re: Resolve won't open project manager

PostSat Sep 24, 2022 8:07 pm

Thanks for the help. I'm currently uploading those files and will post the link here once done. Hoping for a quick fix!
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Re: Resolve won't open project manager

PostSat Sep 24, 2022 8:32 pm

Dwaine Maggart wrote:In a File Explorer window, go to:

C:\Program Files\Blackmagic Design\DaVinci Resolve

and run CaptureLogs

This will place a Resolve log file named similar to this on your Windows desktop: DaVinci-Resolve-logs-20181228_140434.zip (You may not see the .zip extension if your system is set to hide known extensions).

Then open Windows System Information and do a File - Save (Not a File Export), which will generate a .NFO file.

Place both those files on a file sharing site and provide links to the files here.

If you are a new Forum user, you may not be allowed to post URLs. If this happens, just put a space near the front of the URL, so the system doesn't think it's a URL.


Here it is!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
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Re: Resolve won't open project manager

PostSat Sep 24, 2022 10:57 pm

Go into Windows Settings - Apps & features, and select DaVinci Resolve Control Panels. Then select Uninstall.

Now Resolve should launch.

Hopefully you don't have any physical Resolve control panels that require the control panel app.
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Re: Resolve won't open project manager

PostSat Sep 24, 2022 11:34 pm

This seems like another “theme” for Resolve not starting. A control panel/driver for a device that doesn’t exist. Could easily detect that and not crash Resolve, right?


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Re: Resolve won't open project manager

PostSun Sep 25, 2022 10:34 pm

Seems to have solved the problem, thanks very much!

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