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Error while starting Project Editor: "Could not initialize Tag Interface System. Your installation may be corrupted."

Published date: 29 May 2020

Goals and Symptoms

Attempting to load the Project Explorer results in the following errors being displayed:

Citect Project Editor
Could not iinitialize Tag Interface System. Your installation may be corrupted.

After clicking on OK:

Citect could not start Project Editor. Your installation may be corrupted, or your CITECT.INI file incorrect.

Check these and try again.

Causes and Fixes

This can be caused by either a corrupted ...\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\PowerLogic Scada 7.10\Config\citect.ini file or an incorrect path specifying the location of the user data for a project.

You can delete the citect.ini file or manually correct the paths to point to the correct folder locations.

If you delete the file and try to start the Project Editor the following window will appear.

Citect Explorer
The Citect.INI was not found.

If you have renamed or moved this file, you must use the -I command line argument when starting the configuration and / or runtime

Learn about custom Citect.INI locations

<Create default ini file.> <Close>

Selecting Create a default ini file. will create a new citect.ini file that can be configured using the Computer Setup interface.

Legacy KB System (APS) Data: RESL201106 V1.0, Originally authored by DaMi on 01/22/2010, Last Edited by DaMi on 01/22/2010
Related ranges: PowerLogic SCADA 7.1

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