[New-bugs-announce] [issue8820] IDLE not launching correctly

Joseph report at bugs.python.org
Wed May 26 04:48:04 CEST 2010

New submission from Joseph <joseph.a.marlin at gmail.com>:

I am on Windows 7 64 bit. Issue occurs trying to open IDLE or Module Docs.

My problem is very similar to this one: http://bugs.python.org/issue8247
Also, it is almost identical to this: http://bugs.python.org/issue7265

Followed the directions in issue 7265, here is the error message. 

c:\Python26>python.exe Lib\idlelib\idle.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "Lib\idlelib\idle.py", line 6, in <module>
    import PyShell
  File "c:\Python26\Lib\idlelib\PyShell.py", line 14, in <module>
    import macosxSupport
  File "c:\Python26\Lib\idlelib\macosxSupport.py", line 6, in <module>
    import Tkinter
  File "c:\Python26\lib\lib-tk\Tkinter.py", line 38, in <module>
    import FixTk
  File "c:\Python26\lib\lib-tk\FixTk.py", line 63, in <module>
    import _tkinter
ImportError: DLL load failed: %1 is not a valid Win32 application.

Note that I am definitely running Windows 64 bit, and I definitely downloaded the 64 bit version of Python. Also, I did not apply the fix that worked in 7265 because first of all, that wasn't the issue, (here I can't import tkinter, there he couldn't open a file), and secondly, I don't have the file he mentioned that he unhid.

components: IDLE
messages: 106504
nosy: NightFalcon
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: IDLE not launching correctly
versions: Python 2.6

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