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'Mathematica 5 not finding important resource'

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  • Subject: [mg49911] 'Mathematica 5 not finding important resource'
  • From: Oliver Pfeiffer <oliver.pfeiffer at>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 09:22:43 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Montanuniversität Leoben
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Dear group,

I'm coming here with some strange kind of problem. I recently upgraded 
from Mathetmatica 4.2 to 5.0.1. To be more precise, I uninstalled 4.2 
and did a fresh install of 5.0.1, but when I start the program (any of 
the start menu points 'Kernel' or 'GUI'), all I get is a dialog box 
complaining "Mathematica could not find an important resource", which 
didn't happen with 4.2. After clicking 'Ok', Mathematica exits. I've 
attached a jpeg image of the dialog box for full reference. I don't run 
it from a server, I have a normal hard disk installation, and doing a 
clean reinstall twice didn't help either. I wonder if this could be a 
known problem, but I could not find any documentation on the net (yet!). 
Btw, I'm running Mathematica on a German version of Windows 98, a 
collegue of mine running Windows 2000 English version does not have this 
problem. And sorry, upgrading to Windows 2000 is not an option...

[Contact the author to obtain the jpeg image - moderator]

Any help appreciated,

Oliver Pfeiffer

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