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 +====== Load Protect Rhino Plug-Ins ======
 +>Load protecting plug-ins to diagnose problems in Rhino.
 +Sometimes Rhino will misbehave or even refuse to start. If you believe that a plug-in is the cause, or if tech support suggests that this might be the case, then selectively //load protect// the plug-ins. Try Rhino without these plug-ins loaded and with them unable to load without your permission. This is a good way to zero in on the culprit.
 +=====More information=====
 +To load protect plug-ins, open the  **Options -> Plug-ins** page. There you will see a list of the loaded and available plug-ins. (You can customize the list to exclude plug-ins unlikely to cause problems, for example, Import/​Export plug-ins. To make it easier to locate the ones you are looking for, look at the drop down list in the upper right.)
 +Each plug-in has a check box for load protecting. If you locate plug-ins you want to test, check the box next to each, answer the confirmation question, then restart Rhino. When Rhino starts, it will ask to load the plug-ins rather then load them normally. If you say //no//, the plug-in will not load and you can test what you were doing when you crashed and see if it still crashes. By protecting and unprotecting plug-ins you can zero in on the one that is causing trouble.
 +**If Rhino refuses to start at all**, then try starting in //Safe Mode//. There is a Rhino in Safe Mode icon in the Windows Start menu > '​Programs'​ entry for Rhinoceros. Starting in Safe Mode blocks plug-ins from loading. You can then load protect the ones you suspect and then restart Rhino as normal.
 +Typically, the first plug-ins to load protect are the third-party plug-ins, like renderers, CAM products, and beta software. If you find that Rhino behaves better without all of these, then try enabling half of them at a time to try to locate the one that causes trouble.
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