Re: Mathematica 4.2: Problem with online help.
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- Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 01:13:44 -0400 (EDT)
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Try deleting ... \Mathematica\4.2\Documentation\English\MainBook\BrowserIndex.nb "TerryH" <tharter at attglobal.net> wrote in message news:aleuop$5cm$1 at smc.vnet.net... > Hi Jacob: > Your machine information and OS EXACTLY matches mine (except that my pagefile > is NOT on a separate physical drive -- perhaps this is a clue as to where to start), > and I had no problem building the help file. Hence, as you say, this must > be a problem for Wolfram to address. Perhaps, someone from WRI will enlighten > us via this newsgroup. > ....Terry > > Jacob wrote: > > > On Sat, 31 Aug 2002 05:41:08 GMT, TerryH <tharter at attglobal.net> > > wrote: > > > > I too have been unable to get the help browser functioning. I have > > exactly the same problem. When trying to open the help browser it gets > > to the point where it says "scanning index file" and freezes. I tried > > all the suggestions in the faq and the links provided here to no > > avail. I'm running Winows 2000 with service pack 3. I have 512mb of > > memory with a 768mb pagefile on a separate drive, so I don't think > > that's an issue. Mathematica 4.1 ran just fine on this setup, so > > judging by the number of other people affected by this, I'd say it's > > some kind of bug with 4.2. Hopefully Wolfram will address this with > > either a link that will provide a fix that actually works, or a patch. > > > > >What is your operating system? How much memory do you have in your machine? > > >Also, how big is your pagefile? Sounds to me like the rebuild ran out > > >of room to do its thing in. > > > > > > I just installed Mathematica 4.2, and had no problem rebuilding the help index. > > >Subsequently, I ahd no problem using the Help browser either. > > >Hope that helps! > > >....Terry > > > > > >ddtl wrote: > > > > > >> >I'd start with the following FAQ. > > >> > > > >> >http://support.wolfram.com/mathematica/interface/helpbrowser/howrebuildinde x.html > > >> > > > >> >-Dale > > >> > > >> Sorry that i failed say it immediately in a first place, but of course > > >> i did try it FAQ at first, and both tried to delete cache and rebuild > > >> index, but results where the same - whenever i try to invoke help > > >> browser (or rebuild index, for that matter), mathematica stops > > >> responding (i did read your answer to the same question asked > > >> a week ago before - actually that is why i turned to the FAQ). > > > > >