[Edu-sig] IDLE refusing to run
Guido van Rossum
gvanrossum at gmail.com
Fri Jan 21 22:16:38 CET 2005
Here's something that usually works for me.
Hit Ctrl-Alt-Del and select the process list (task manager). Look for
a process named pythonw.exe (the 'w' is essential). Terminate it. Then
IDLE should run again.
On Fri, 21 Jan 2005 12:54:25 -0800, Greg Baker <ggbaker at cs.sfu.ca> wrote:
> We have had complaints from a few students running Python under Windows
> that they can't get things running. All seem to take the form:
> 1. At some point, Python/IDLE under Windows crashed.
> 2. IDLE won't run at all after that.
> 3. The regular interpreter will run (python.exe).
> 4. Uninstalling/reinstalling doesn't help.
> Does anybody have any idea what to do about this? (Or who to ask?) I
> haven't been able to reproduce it to test, but it has happened to
> several students independantly.
> Greg Baker, Lecturer
> School of Computing Science
> Simon Fraser University
> Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6
> E-mail: ggbaker at cs.sfu.ca
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