[Rd] R installation problems on Windows XP (PR#4842)

Yongchao.Ge at mssm.edu Yongchao.Ge at mssm.edu
Wed Oct 29 06:33:58 MET 2003

Full_Name: Yongchao Ge
Version: 1.8
OS: Windows XP profesional
Submission from: (NULL) (

The R installation is fine on Windows XP, but when I started to open the R
program, then it pops out this message:

"R for Windows GUI front-end has encountered a problem and needs to close.  We
are sorry for the inconvenience....."

The error signature is:

AppName: rgui.exe	 AppVer: 1.71.30616.0	 ModName: r.dll
ModVer: 1.71.30616.0	 Offset: 0002966e

I have to say that I just bought a brand new Dell computer. Windows XP was just
installed fresh. I installed other softwares and also update the video card
driver from nvidia website. The model is dimension 8300.

I checked the old messages on the R project. It seems one person also had a
similar problem. Check the message with the subject
"Rd] R for Windows GUI Front-End Problem (PR#3364)"

However, I don't think somebody solved this problem. I also tried to install
R1.7, I still have the same problems. I'm not sure the monitor is one cause of
the problem since I'm using a high resolution 1600x1200 20inch LCD with DVI-D
connector to the computer.

However I want to mention that I used the R source code on the same computer but
on the red hat linux 8.0 partition (note that my computer has dual boot
systems). The R worked fine. 

I'm not sure if recomipling R source code for window XP will work. if you have
suggestions to make R work on Windows XP, it will be much appreciated.

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