Hi all, I have searched GIMP.org site, Google, and GIMP groups on Flickr along with the boards here and haven't found anything on GIMP for WinXP 32bit ver related to what I am experiencing. Opened gimp.org/windows/ in Firefox 5.0 and downloaded the gimp-2.6.11-i686-setup-1 and gimp-help-2-2.6.0-en-setup files. Launched the setup file first, went with default install option and did not run after install, then installed the help file and rebooted my PC. Tried to Open GIMP on after restart and only got 1/2 second splash screen and nothing. I have downloaded the file from the GIMP.org site again (under a different name) and re-installed from the new file, same results. No errors or error messages experienced, no popups or anything. Monitoring Task Manager during program execution and the file shows up for 1/2 second and goes away, system memory and CPU activity do not abnormally spike and no system performance impacts were observed. Opening CMD and opening GIMP-2.6 results in the same, opening GIMP-console-2.6 and the command CMD window hangs, can't type anything after that the cursor just blinks under the command line. GIMP path is as follows: C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\bin PC set up is as follows, Toshiba Satellite M55-S139 (5 or 6 years old), New Samsung HM160 150Gb HDD formatted in NTFS with 77.3GB free space. Intel Celeron M 1.6Gb CPU with 2GB RAM installed, 256Mb RAM shared with ATI video card, and 3.84Gb page file defined under Advanced Performance Options Tab in Virtual Mem Option (CPU and Mem usages set to program priority). Video is an ATI Radeon Xpress 200M with latest drivers and ATI software installed, no conflicts or issues in Device Manager. Windows XP Pro SP3 with all hotfixes and updates installed. System is running McAfee AV plus updated and current. Other software running is Smart Defrag 2, Windows Desktop search, and Logitech wireless mouse utility. I have seen issues with Win 7 for both 32 bit and 64 bit but am not sure if the same resolution, downloading and overwriting some dll files, will apply to an XP 32bit environment. I have used GIMP before in college on Linux (Suse) boxes but that was 10 years ago. What would cause GIMP to shut down 1/2 second after exe is executed? If there were missing files wouldn't I get an error message or program error pop up? I have tried rebooting, reinstalling, and command line options for starting the program and it still acts the same. What solution is available and should I try the unstable 2.7 version on such an old PC and Windows platform?