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 Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I see a "The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden" message?

Please upgrade your copy of WeatherMate to the latest version to fix this error.

Why is the "Start with Windows" option in the Settings | Run panel disabled when running on Windows XP?

The "Start with Windows" feature requires a shortcut to WeatherMate4.exe to be created in the Startup folder.  Because Microsoft Windows XP prevents WeatherMate from creating or deleting shortcuts, this feature is disabled when running on Windows XP.  To create the shortcut yourself, see the section "To add a shortcut to your Start menu" on this page.

Why do I see an "Application failed to initialise properly (0xc0000135)." error?

This error occurs when you run WeatherMate on a Windows XP system that's missing the Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 framework.

To fix the error, install Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 (free).

WeatherMate sometimes crashes when my computer wakes up after hibernating.

Please exit WeatherMate before putting your computer to sleep.

Why do some portions of WeatherMate not display correctly?

WeatherMate will not render correctly if you've set Windows to display text at a non-standard size (i.e. other than 100%).


To ensure proper rendering, please reset the text size to 100%.  For instructions see this page.

How do I animate the radar image?

Click the radar image to star/stop its animation.

I selected several US maps but I only see the first one.  Why?

Click the US map to cycle through each one.

The radar image for my location doesn't look right.

Select an alternate radar image from the set of images available for your location.  If none of the images look right, please drop me an email at ravib(at)ravib(dot)com.

Sometimes I see a warning symbol on the WeatherMate window.  What does that mean?

The symbol indicates there's a severe weather alert for one of your locations.  Click the symbol to reveal the alert.

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