If you suffer a power failure, critical windows crash or similar whilst Auto Workshop Manager is running and reading/writing data, when you next try to open AWM you may see the following error message:
The file awm.dat is either not part of this solution, or damaged.
Make sure Auto Workshop Manager is closed.
Press and Hold the CTRL and shift keys together and then click the Auto Workshop Manager icon as you would to normally open AWM but make sure your holding those keys down at the same time.
You should now be presented with the below box.
Select awm.dat file by clicking it and highlighting it then click the select button.
Auto Workshop Manager will now run its inbuilt repair utility at the end you should be presented with a box as follows:
You will now be presented with the following box:
Click the cancel button.
Start Auto Workshop Manager as you normally would, hopefully issue is resolved.