Why Wont my particle system work if I put a delay on?

I have a particle system that I’m using beam data to make a lightning effect, its all set up, but the problem is when I add a delay to the particle, and then try and play the lightning never shows up, I’v tried it with the delay off and works fine, but when I add a delay it wont even spawn. is there a setting somewhere that I’v messed up? or have i just not checked some box buried somewhere?

Hi Brown0 -

What is your Lifetime and the emitter duration and loops set to in the Required Module?

Thank You

Eric Ketchum