[Ifeffit] Demeter won't start in Windows 7

willn william.nash at earth.ox.ac.uk
Sun Jul 12 11:16:11 CDT 2015


Thank you for getting in touch. I tried your suggestion, but I'm still 
encountering the same problem. As you said, worth a try.

Thanks anyway,

On 12/07/2015 12:30, Sin Yuen Chang wrote:
> Hi William,
> I don't know what went wrong but I had a problem showing similar symptoms on my Windows 8 machine. I did similar things as you: un-install and re-install Demeter, trying different versions, looking up in the mailing list, etc. but at the end all I had to do was to un-install, delete the demeter folder below, and re-install:
> C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\demeter
> This is the path where you find your dathena.log file. Not sure whether this would work for you though, but no harm in trying...
> Best wishes,
> Sin-Yuen Chang
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: 12 July 2015 11:44
> To: ifeffit at millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov
> Subject: [Ifeffit] Demeter won't start in Windows 7
> Hi everyone,
> My copy of Demeter on my Windows 7 machine stopped working at some point in the recent past, so I have re-installed it, but I still have the same problem - a command window and splash screen open briefly, before disappearing.
> In my Path variable I have bumped the perl addresses up above the MinGW one, as suggested in one of the common fixes, but this did not solve the problem. I had a good look through the mailing-list archive for similar problems to mine, but each seem to be different (the log file errors were different). I have commented out the appropriate lines in the batch files, but, predictably I guess, this only had the effect of removing the splash screen when the program attempts to start-up. I have also played around a little installing newer versions of Strawberry, but similarly to no avail.
> If time permits, would anyone mind helping me interpret my log file (attached)? I'm not really computer literate enough to understand what is written there!
> Grateful thanks in advance,
> William
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> William Nash
> PhD Student, Experimental Petrology
> Earth Sciences Department
> Oxford University
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William Nash
PhD Student, Experimental Petrology
Earth Sciences Department
Oxford University

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