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Re: WinXP Emacs Crashing


From: helloworld101
Subject: Re: WinXP Emacs Crashing
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 15:22:55 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 29, 12:40 pm, "B. T. Raven" <address@hidden> wrote:
> address@hidden wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm using Windows XP Version 5.1.2600 and I downloaded GNU Emacs from
> >http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/windows/emacs/emacs-22.3-bin-i386.zip, unzipped
> > it and tried to run emcas-22.3/bin/runemacs.exe however cannot since
> > it crashes upon loading. By crashing I mean, Windows popping up with
> > the option of sending an error report.
> > It crashes after a few seconds after loading or right when I click on
> > a menu option/link or try and type something.
> > How can I help diagnose and solve the problem?
>
> Is your installation still running an old .emacs? Add PATHTOEMACSBIN
> (c:\dir\dir\emacsdir\bin) to your path and then try Start > Run >
> runemacs.exe -Q
>
> When you unzipped the binaries, did you keep all the explicit paths?
> Maybe running addpm.exe will let xp know about Emacs but if it doesn't
> work you may have to edit the registry to get rid of references to Emacs.
> Where are the error reporting options directed? Emacsbugs? MS?

I got rid of all the occurrences of emacs in my registry and it fixed
the problem.
Thanks a lot B. T. Raven for the help, I don't usually mess around
with the registry so I wouldn't have thought of that.


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