It has been quite a trip. I have started over at least 10 times, including 6 low level formats. When I use the defaults I get errors when the deepest folders are created. One thing I noticed about my install(s) is that the default starting point is “C:\users\Larry\Documents\...”. If I change the default starting point to C:\users\Larry\My Documents\...” the install will fail every darn time. If I create a different default folder to install content to at the same tree level as DAZ does then there is no problem.
So this last go around I created root folders called DAZ 3D and CMS. The install went well, then I installed the Genesis Starter Essentials and that worked. Then I started installing, mostly people, that were specificly DAZ compatable, being very careful to install to C:\DAZ 3D\ and some of the older files went to C:\DAZ 3D\Studio. By Daz compatible, I mean Victoria 5, Stephanie 5, Victoria 4.5.
The problem(s) were that DAZ would not see most of what I put in. Victoria 5 and Stephanie 5 Showed up in Smart Content. Victoria 4.5, Victoria 4, DAZ_Sabby-Debra_Genesis, just to name a few did not.
I finally gave up adding things and decided to play with DAZ, lo and behold…NOT, the default genesis figure did not show. To add injury to insult, there was nothing at all in Smart content.
At this point I don’t know whether to start over again, or try to reinstall what I just finished installing. Is Content Management System sensitive about where it is placed.
ANY idea what I am doing wrong. I am trying to install to a gaming laptop. Specificly an Alienware M18x r2, with windows 7 Pro, 16 gig of RAM, Intel i7 CPU, with two physical hard drives. A 500g and a 1 terabyte. I did not install the Alien specific drivers on the last format / install I did. The missing drivers do not effect Windows, specially since it fails with or with out the Alien drivers.