[New-bugs-announce] [issue11288] Python installed from MSI doesn't work

Matthew Funke report at bugs.python.org
Tue Feb 22 16:41:58 CET 2011

New submission from Matthew Funke <go4tli at gmail.com>:

I uninstalled Python 3.1.3 and installed the 32-bit version of Python 3.2 on my 64-bit Win7 box.  (My favorite IDE requires the 32-bit version.)  trying to run IDLE crashes; running C:\python32\python.exe returns this error:

Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: unable to load the file system codec
LookupError: no codec search functions registered: can't find encoding

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

I tried Googling the error, but couldn't find much help for it.  Thoughts?

components: IDLE, Windows
messages: 129088
nosy: Matthew.Funke
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Python installed from MSI doesn't work
versions: Python 3.2

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