Frequently Asked Questions

Event Builder Doesn't Open

When clicking on the Event Builder menu option, or the Event Builder button on the main user interface of Simian, nothing happens (Event Builder doesn't appear).  To fix this issue, you will need to reset the saved startup location of Event Builder by modifying the Windows Registry.

NOTE: Be very careful modifying the Windows Registry.  Making a mistake can cause unanticipated problems with your computer, including corrupting applications, deleting data, or not being able to start Windows.  If you are not comfortable modifying the Windows Registry, the following instructions should be referred to a qualified computer technician or IT staff.  BSI can not be responsible for any problems encountered while following the below instructions.


Open the Windows Registry Editor - Windows 10

Exit Simian, then right-click on the Start menu and choose Run from the pop-up menu, as shown below in Figure 1.  If you are using a version of Windows older than Windows 10, see the section below.
Figure 1: The Windows 10 Start Menu's right-click pop-up menu.
On the Run window that appears, type "regedit" in to the Open text field and click on the Run button, as shown in Figure 2.


Figure 2: The Windows Run window.

The Registry Editor should appear.  Proceed to the Modify the Event Builder Startup Position Values section below.


Open the Registry Editor - Windows 7/XP

To open the Registry Editor on versions of Windows older than Windows 10, hold the Windows Logo button on your keyboard while pressing the "R" key at the same time.  A window similar to the one shown in Figure 2 above will appear.  type "regedit" into the Open text field and click on the OK button.

The Registry Editor should appear. Proceed to the Modify the Event Builder Startup Position Values  section below.


Modify the Event Builder Startup Position Values

Figure 3: The Registry Editor is shown, ready to delete the Event Builder startup position values.

Once in the Registry Editor, browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > VB and VBA Program Settings > Simian > Display on the left-side folder tree, as shown in Figure 3 above (you will likely see many more folders in the folder tree view in your Registry Editor app, the image shown in Figure 3 has been condensed for visual clarity).  Highlight the entries for frmEventBuilderHeightfrmEventBuilderLeftfrmEventBuilderTopfrmEventBuilderWidth, and frmEventBuilderWindowState (to select multiple items, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and click on each item, then let go of the CTRL key). With all the items highlighted, right click on one of the highlighted items and click on the Delete option (as shown in Figure 3).  Click Yes on the "Confirm Value Delete" warning message.

You can now close the Registry Editor and re-open Simian.  The next time you try to open the Event Builder, it should open in the center of your monitor.


 Last updated Thu, Jul 10 2014 1:25pm

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