You are here:Home>Prompt: Program Error, pmmain.exe

Prompt: Program Error, pmmain.exe

Simulation crashes with the following error as the output report is being generated.

Main Program, Main Program has stopped working

Main Program,
Main Program has stopped working

Main Program Main Program has stopped working

Main Program
Main Program has stopped working

Program Error, pmmain.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program. An error log is being created.

Program Error,
pmmain.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows.
You will need to restart the program.
An error log is being created.

Reason:

This can be cause by a number of things.

  1. Your system may have run out of virtual memory while generating the output report.
  2. You could be overloading the system due to extremely large bottlenecks in your model.

Solution:

If the reason is due to low virtual memory, you can resolve this problem in one of two ways:

  1. Add more memory to your computer.
  2. Reduce the number of entities remaining in your model at the time the simulation ends. The easiest way to do that is to lower the number of arriving entities.

If you have a zero quantity resource, change the quantity to a non-zero value. If you have bottlenecks in your model run the simulation and watch where entities are building up. Then alter your model to reduce those bottlenecks. You can also shorten your simulation run length in an attempt to generate an output report so it can be analyzed to locate bottlenecks.

If you need further help, please contact support.

By |Comments Off on Prompt: Program Error, pmmain.exe

About the Author:

Scott Baird has been president of ProcessModel for more than 15 years. His focus has been to teach others how to improve processes dramatically. He has been successful in transferring these skills to over 200 companies, including ESPN, NASA, GE, Nationwide, Cendant, SSA and many more. Specialties: Group facilitation for process improvement, process design and simulation, simulation modeling, business management and training others to see opportunities. Scott loves to teach process improvement and has often been heard to say, “Of all the things I do, training others to improve processes is my favorite.” Scott is a father of four and a grandfather of eight. He is an avid woodworker, designing and creating presentation boxes. In his spare time, he volunteers in a college preparation program.