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Windows version 5.1.1 font bug?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg54810] Windows version 5.1.1 font bug?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 01:27:07 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I just installed Mathematica 5.1.1 under Windows XP Pro (after 
uninstalling 5.1).  I now have NO working version of Mathematica. 
Perhaps some other early upgrader can help me even before Wolfram Tech 
Support responds.

As soon as the front end opens, I get a pop-up windows titled "Startup 
Error" with contents:

   An error has occurred while Mathematica was starting up....
   Mathematica has detected a possible internal error. If possible
   report the error to support at wolfram.com quoting
   "Assertion 'b0k' failed at winFonts.c:601", and
   describe in as much detail as possible what you were doing
   when this error occurred.

The error first appeared when, at the end of the installation process, I 
opted to start Mathematica in order to enter my license information.

It appeared again when I Quit and manually opened the front end from the 
Start menu.

I tried to fix this by first deleting all the Mathematica fonts from my 
Windows\Fonts folders, uninstalling Mathematica 5.1.1, and then 
re-installeding it. This does not remedy the problem.

Note that trying to open forcing the Front End to open with the defaults 
(i.e., holding down SHIFT-CONTROL during startup) does not remedy the 
situation, either.

-- 
Murray Eisenberg                     murray at math.umass.edu
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
Lederle Graduate Research Tower      phone 413 549-1020 (H)
University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
710 North Pleasant Street            fax   413 545-1801
Amherst, MA 01003-9305


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