IDLE Won't Start w/o Socket Error--Win XP

W. Watson wolf_tracks at
Tue Feb 12 22:55:37 CET 2008

Thanks. That did the trick.

Mike Driscoll wrote:
> On Feb 12, 2:18 pm, "W. Watson" <wolf_tra... at> wrote:
>> After simply trying to write a program with help(MakeQTE), a module, and
>> having it fail with socket errors, I decided to restart IDLE, thinking I
> I sometimes get this message when one of my programs fails to shutdown
> properly. I program almost exclusively in Windows, so I open Task
> Manager and kill all instance of Python.exe to fix this problem. I
> have seen ZoneAlarm flag IDLE when I first installed Python, so if you
> upgraded it recently, the firewall may be an issue.
> Mike

                          Wayne Watson (Nevada City, CA)

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