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Re: st: Trouble with Win XP/Office XP
I've experienced the exact same problem,- strange thing is that the
failure to show the Stata 8.1 window only happens quite rarely. I'm
using WinXP professional with Office 2000. Somehow I suspect that
there is a conflict with Outlook 2000- I've noticed that the problem
never happens when - after a reboot or restart- I open Stata as the
first program, but only after I've used Outlook..
I am experiencing a rather odd problem with Stata/SE 8 on Windows
XP. I contacted Stata Tech Support, of course, but they could not
The problem is as follows: Sometimes, Stata cannot be started up.
To be precise, Stata actually starts up (i.e. wsestata.exe is listed
under "Processes" in windows task manager and windows cannot be shut
down before wsestata.exe is terminated manually) but no Stata windows
appear (furthermore, stata cannot be run in batch mode). The only
thing to do is to restart the computer (often several times) until
Stata suddendly starts working properly again. The problem occures on
both computers I'm using (Dell Dimension 8250; Dell Latitude D800).
This isn't really surprising, however, since both computers have been
set up by the same people (local tech support) and, except for some
machine specific details, the systems are basically identical.
> My first thought was that it has to do with misspecified rights.
However, this is probably not the case since on the Latitude I have
full access (admistrator rights). I tried quite a few things like
updating Stata, uninstall Stata, clean up registry and reinstall,
reinstall with the newest setup.exe optained from Stata tech support,
restore file associations, ... however, nothing helped so far.
Furthermore, the problem does not seem to be specific to Stata/SE 8.
I installed a copy of Intercooled 7 to check and the same problem
> It is possible that Office XP causes the problem (Stata Tech
Support wrote: "Since your original email we have seen, but have not
tracked down, a possible problem with Stata 7/8 and Office XP. On
some machines Stata and Office XP run just fine (my machine, for
example), but on others machines Stata will not start.") but this is
> I really don't have any idea how to fix the problem and Stata Tech
Support doesn't either. So here are my questions: Does anyone else
experience similar problems? Does anyone have an idea what might
cause the problem? Does anyone know a solution to the problem
(besides switching operating system)?
> I (and probably Stata Tech Support as well) would appreciate any
help on this issue!
> PS: Please contacht me off-list, if you want to receive a copy of
my correspondence with Stata Tech Support.
> PS: All other applications besides Stata work fine on my computers.
> Professur für Soziologie
> ETH-Zentrum SEW E 28
> CH-8092 Zürich
> Ben Jann, lic. rer. soc.
> Tel. +41 1 632 55 58
> Fax +41 1 632 10 54
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