Problem running Python 3.5.2 on school network PC

Jed Mack ohiomcbd at
Thu Dec 15 11:11:51 EST 2016

We are having a problem running Python 3.5.2 on Windows 10 x64 computers,
which are members of a school network.

The program seems to install correctly, but when we try to run the program
it stops and give an error message saying:

*Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: unable to load the file system codec*

*Traceback (most recent call last):*

*  File "C:\Program Files\Python35\lib\encodings\", line 31, in<

*zipimport.ZipImportError: can't find module 'codecs'*

On a Windows 7 PCs, on the same network, the program runs with no problems.

We have no one here who is familiar with Python.  Do you have any
additional information on this error, and suggestions for fixing it?

We have a teacher who needs this program on Windows 10 PCs for students to
use beginning January 3.


Jed Mack

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