Gimp will not start. Windows 7 64-bit (SP1)

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  1. Billogi

    Billogi New Member

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    Hey there. So Gimp will often crash for me or take forever to load. I have tried the normal installer and the unstable 64-bit installer and still no luck.
    When it crashes it never gets past the "Loading data files" box.

    My specs are as follows.

    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (SP1)
    ATI Mobility Redeon HD 5850
    12GB DDR3
    i7 @ 1.73Ghz (2.3Ghz turbo)

    How to fix it/speed it up?

    Sorry if this question has been asked before, I did use the search funtion frst but was told that 64-bit was not found in any posts.
     
  2. Maffe811

    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    Nice specs.
    I would try to let it go for 10-15minutes just to see what happens.
    and do a cleanup, meaning delete all files and folders installed by gimp and then reinstall...
    Ive been running the 64-bit intstaller of gimp for a long time with no problems.
     
  3. Arzoroc

    Arzoroc Moderator Staff Member

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    So .. I'm at a Core2Duo @2.2 ghz from 2007 and on Windows, Gimp is up in about 8 to 9 seconds. On Linux it's even faster.. so the specs are definately not the problem.

    The 2 most common solutions to such problems: Re-installing with a fresh installer from <a class="postlink" href="http://www.gimp.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">www.gimp.org</a> OR Rod's favourite method: Deleting the gimp-2.6 folder at C:\Documents and Settings\YourName on Windows XP or C:\User\YourName\ on Windows 7 (Don't forget the backup if you have any fonts/brushes/patterns you don't want to lose!), then re-launching Gimp.

    Try those two methods and tell us if there's any difference.
     
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    Aka. Clean install
     

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