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Annoying errors... - April 23rd 2009, 01:52 PM

So, i got these 2 errors from something i didnt even know i had.

Pythonw.exe and Pywin32. The both give the "Problem cause this program to close" thing, but they are stopping other programs working, like MSN, internet explorer etc. Im running vista 64bit and really want these things to stop breaking :P

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Re: Annoying errors... - April 23rd 2009, 01:56 PM

press ctrl-alt-delete and go to task manager ..in there, there should be a tab called Processes. Find Pythonw.exe and right click, then end process. Bingo, problem solved lol ...though you'll have to do this everytime you start the computer up
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Re: Annoying errors... - April 23rd 2009, 03:17 PM

Sounds like a bit of malware to me. Do as Shaun said, and kill the processes in the in Process tab in your task manager. Next, check to see if it's a virus or something. Run a virus scan, spyware scan, and any other scans you can. This link here should help, I think.


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Re: Annoying errors... - April 23rd 2009, 06:17 PM

PythonW and Python32 are interpreters for the python scripting language. Both are legitimate processes.
The issue is probably due to it being the 32-bit version running on a 64-bit host.
It could possibly be a virus though - what directory are the executable files in? Run an antivirus scan to check it.

If you don't need it, rename both executable files temporarily, then run all of your programs. If they all work, you can uninstall Python from control panel (or delete the files if it isn't CP). If there's a program that stops working because you renamed the files, you know why it's there. If you can, find the 64 bit version of the application that needs Python, otherwise download and install the 64 bit version of Python 2 from Python
(It's the one named Windows AMD64 MSI Installer).
And in case you're tempted, don't download version 3 - it's backwards incompatible, and wouldn't resolve your issue.



   
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Re: Annoying errors... - April 23rd 2009, 08:30 PM

Closing the exe thing didnt fix it, the free scan doesnt work on 64bit vista, nothing came up in my virus scans, and i cant even find the files on my pc, iv searched and nothing comes up. they dont even know in the task manager when the error is up...
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Re: Annoying errors... - April 25th 2009, 11:33 AM

Did the Python interpreter come with an uninstall package?




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Re: Annoying errors... - April 25th 2009, 11:41 AM

It may be in your Services. Open the start menu, type "Services".
You should get two results: Component Services and just Services. Services will have a little icon next to it of two gears - click that one.

A new window will open with a huge list of services that are installed on your computer - take a look through the list and see if you can find anything to do with Python. If you find it, right click it, then click properties. In the dialog box that appears, use to the drop down menu to change start-up type to manual or disabled, then click the button to stop the service. Apply the changes and reboot.

If that doesn't work, or Python isn't there, it might be that you've had it installed at one point, but it's since been removed. Vista, possibly, doesn't know that it's not there any more and is trying to access something that isn't there. To fix this, try downloading and installing Python from the link in my last post. Once it's there, it should be able to communicate with it fine. You can either leave it, or try to uninstall it again and see if the error still occurs.

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Re: Annoying errors... - April 25th 2009, 02:02 PM

Finally tracked the file down with the python stuff in it. was called AIG and as far as i could tell it did nothing but spack up my computer, so i deleted it and problem solved.

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Re: Annoying errors... - April 25th 2009, 03:11 PM

Yay! Since the problem has been solved, I shall close this now.


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