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Re: Graphic problem

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  • Subject: [mg27054] Re: Graphic problem
  • From: "Paul Lutus" <nospam at>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 04:58:51 -0500 (EST)
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"Yasvir A. Tesiram" <y.tesiram at> wrote in message
news:95b556$4kq at
> Hi,
> I have run into a problem where when I generate a plot, for example as in,
> Plot[Sin[x],{x,-2,2}]
> I get nothing but what looks like an endless loop of a calculation and the
> Front End just flickers away. I have written to Mathematica Support. That
> was last week and still no reply. In the meanwhile I have removed
> Mathematica completely and re-installed it but the same thing happens. I
> have also run previous notebooks with graphics output, and they all work
> fine. The problem occurs when I try to plot any new functions in a new
> notebook. No other notebooks are running at the same time. The problem has
> me stumped and if anyone has any ideas as to what might be happening,
> you please help. Below is what I have done so far to remedy the problem
> without any success.
> 1. Removed Mathematica (V4.0) completely and reinstalled.
> 2. The OS is Win2K and I have basically reinstalled Win2K over the top of
> the initial installation.
> 3. Checked to see if  Plot[Sin[x],{x,-2,2}] will run in the kernal without
> the front end and yes it does. No problem.

Well, clearly this has something to do with your computer, not Mathematica.

And re-installing Win2K over an existing installation will not have any
effect -- it retains all the existing DLLs, as just one example, and any
corrupted executables etc. remain.

Why not sit at any other computer for a few minutes to satisfy yourself that
the problem is not Mathematica?

Have you checked for viruses? Have you recently installed a new application?
Low on memory? Low on spare hard drive space?

Paul Lutus

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