Idle 2.3.4 won't start on Windows

Ray Smith ray at
Tue Jun 15 13:58:39 CEST 2004

Sven Erik Knop wrote:
> Hi
> probably an old problem, but maybe you can help me:
> Just installed Python 2.3.4 on Windows XP SP1, and although the interpreter
> runs fine, IDLE will not start.
> Any ideas how to solve this?

Do you have TCL installed (or any other software package that uses the 
TK widget set)?

I had this problem once when I had 2 different versions of TK installed.

I'm not sure of the exact details ... check your path's and environment 

Also try running IDLE manually and see what error message is displayed.


Ray Smith

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