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

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Oct 29 12:24:34 MET 2003

That error message came from R 1.7.1, not R 1.8.0 (there is no 1.8).
There is a reply to PR#3364 on R-bugs, and you seem not to have followed 
the advice there.  Several such problems have been solved by reinstalling 
the OS and thereby removing rogue software.

On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 Yongchao.Ge at mssm.edu wrote:

> 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. 

Have you read the reply to that item?

> 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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