[R] Error with 1.9.0 - Invalid HOMEDRIVE

Brett Melbourne bamelbourne at ucdavis.edu
Tue Apr 20 22:35:16 CEST 2004

That exact same thing is happening to me too. It seems to be intermittent.
After a reboot, it might (but might not) fix itself. My older versions of R
also no longer work. R1.8.1 fails with the windows message "R for Windows
GUI front-end has encountered a problem and needs to close.  We are sorry
for the inconvenience."

This appears to have occured to me after installing the latest Microsoft
Windows critical updates. I have reinstalled R1.8.1 and R1.9.0 to no avail.
None of the other programs on my computer are affected, only R.

Is anybody else experiencing this?

Brett Melbourne, Postdoctoral Fellow
Biological Invasions IGERT www.cpb.ucdavis.edu/bioinv
Center for Population Biology, Storer Hall
University of California Davis CA 95616

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joann Williamson" <JoannW at usca.edu>
To: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 8:41 AM
Subject: [R] Error with 1.9.0 - Invalid HOMEDRIVE

> I installed R project 1.9.0 on Windows XP.  The installation went well.
> Then, I rebooted.  Next, I clicked the icon under Programs in the Start
> menu and received this error, "Fatal Error: Invalid HOMEDRIVE".  I
> clicked OK to the error message.  The program does not start.  I went to
> a DOS prompt and did "echo %HOMEDRIVE%" and it returned "C:".  This
> letter is a valid drive letter.  Can you tell me how to fix this?
> Thanks you,
> Joann Williamson
> Network Administrator
> University of South Carolina Aiken
> 471 University Parkway
> Aiken, SC 29801
> 803-641-3473
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