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Re: Pspp-users Digest, Vol 27, Issue 9

From: David Purdy
Subject: Re: Pspp-users Digest, Vol 27, Issue 9
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 15:52:01 +0100

OK (PC is not normally connected to a network):
1) WinXP Safe Mode - launching psppire-start.bat generates an error message in a Cygwin/X dialog: "A fatal error has occurred and Cygwin/X will now exit ...", so unable to run PSPPIRE
2) WinXP Normal Mode - switching off the Windows Firewall and also closing the 2 pieces of software shown in the RH side of the Windows status bar (Creative Volume Control and SpamPal) had no obvious effect/improvement concerning the restricted access to psppire.txt or delayed analyses.   Virus scanners were not loaded (and isafe.exe was closed down).
----- Original Message -----
From: unknown-1
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2008 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: Pspp-users Digest, Vol 27, Issue 9

Hi David
I am aware of the problems you encounter. Unfortunately, as I wrote before, I was not able to reproduce them and I am not aware of a second user who encounters the same problems you did. At the moment it is my guess that this has something to do with your installation, especialy I think some program, other as PSPPIRE, is locking your files . I don't have a clue what and I don't have an idea how to help you.
Despite your problems I think the artikel I wrote is correct since no other psppire user has reported the same problems.
Things what I would do if I was on your machine would be:
- disconnect from the network  (remove the cable)
- start your PC in save mode without drivers etc. and look what happens if you run PSPPIRE again
If it is possible to run PSPPIRE in save mode (a can't check this at the moment) do the next things in save mode otherwise restart your Windows normal again.
- stop all virusscanners and firewalls and look what happens when you run PSPPIRE again
- shut down as much programs as possible and look what happens if you try again
Good luck

2008/8/7, David Purdy <address@hidden>:
Just to note that on my PC (WinXP SP3 Computer Admin user account), it requires a user intervention after *each* analysis and before closing the PSPP output window (e.g., move psppire.txt to another folder, or rename), otherwise subsequent analyses such as Frequencies or Crosstabs appear to be delayed indefinitely and thereafter psppire.txt cannot be opened using say Notepad ("Access is denied"):
A known problem of the current PSPPIRE version is that you can't copy the output from the output window. A work around for this is:
* work with PSPPIRE until the output-window pops up at your screen
* start a text editor and open %temp%\psppire.txt. I like the free editpadlite,, for this, but I guess a lot of other editors will do the job too.
* you can edit and copy the output using the window of is editor
----- Original Message -----
From: unknown-1
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2008 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: Pspp-users Digest, Vol 27, Issue 9

I found some time,  picked up the glove and added some operating specific information, regarding openSUSE and MS-Windows, to the  wiki. Is this a usefull way?
Have fun

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