Problem running Python 3.5.2 on school network PC

Jed Mack ohiomcbd at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 11:14:42 EST 2016


This problem has been solved.  Thanks to all of you for your suggestions.
Below is a summary I sent to Tim Golden, whose reply led us to the solution
in this case.

Tim,

Thank you for your help  -  your suggestions led us to the problem.  Turns
out that another instance of Python *was* installed, not as part of OEM
software, but by a digital camera (Califone) that is being used in some of
our classrooms.  The suggestion to look for environmental variables was the
key  -  on the PCs where we were having the problem, there was a variable
starting with PYTHON ... which pointed to the camera software.  Once the
camera was uninstalled, Python 3.5.2 worked just fine.

Thanks again!

On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 11:11 AM, Jed Mack <ohiomcbd at gmail.com> wrote:

> We are having a problem running Python 3.5.2 on Windows 10 x64 computers,
> which are members of a school network.
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> The program seems to install correctly, but when we try to run the program
> it stops and give an error message saying:
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> *Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: unable to load the file system codec*
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> *Traceback (most recent call last):*
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> *  File "C:\Program Files\Python35\lib\encodings\__init__.py", line 31,
> in< module>*
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> *zipimport.ZipImportError: can't find module 'codecs'*
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> On a Windows 7 PCs, on the same network, the program runs with no problems.
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> We have no one here who is familiar with Python.  Do you have any
> additional information on this error, and suggestions for fixing it?
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> We have a teacher who needs this program on Windows 10 PCs for students to
> use beginning January 3.
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> Thanks,
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> Jed Mack
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