Python won't run

Nardin, Cory L. CORY.L.NARDIN at
Tue Feb 23 20:22:16 CET 2010

Thanks so much for that suggestion.  I used the tool and found two
missing libraries: MSVCR90.DLL and DWMAPI.DLL.  I located and copied the
first library to my python directory (and resolved that dependency), but
I am still missing the other.  I have done a Google search and found
that DWMAPI is a Vista library.  I am have XP, so I am not sure why it
is a required dependency?  I made sure that I have all the MS updates
(presumably MS would include a new library in an update if it became a
required library) and that did not solve the problem.  Is this a bug or
should I have that library on my computer and the fact that it isn't
there is the sign of some other problem?






From: Sridhar Ratnakumar [mailto:sridharr at] 
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 11:54 AM
To: Nardin, Cory L.
Cc: python-list at
Subject: Re: Python won't run


Have you tried using  <> ?




On 2010-02-18, at 1:00 PM, Nardin, Cory L. wrote:

Quickly, I have a Mac Intel with Windows XP installed.  Tried installing
Python 2.6.4 from the binary and also ActivePython  Both
installations acted the same.  There seemed to be no problems during
installation (used default options), but when I try to run Python I get
an error message: "This application has failed to start because the
application configuration is incorrect.  Reinstalling the application
may fix this problem."


Of course I searched on that error and it seems to be related to a MS
library.  In a few different places it was recommended to install the MS
Visual Studio redistributable package, which I did with no change in
outcome.  I really have no idea what to do.


Any help is appreciated.






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