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GIMP has stopped loading recently...

Aug 15, 2014, 02:40 (This post was last modified: Aug 15, 2014 02:41 by TWK.)
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GIMP has stopped loading recently...
GIMP just freezes up when loading to open it.

I have tried deleting it and downloading it with the same results.

I'm sure it is no coincidence this is happening right at the time changes are being made to it.

Anyone else having trouble?
Any suggestions?

I use Windows 7 64 bit.

Thanks!
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Aug 15, 2014, 05:30 (This post was last modified: Aug 15, 2014 05:34 by fluffybunny2.)
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RE: GIMP has stopped loading recently...
Hi TWK,

I suggest that if it was working previously, then what has also changed on your system about that time.

Did you install new software/virus protection around that time?
If so try uninstalling the other software or temporarily disable your virus protection and see if that resolves your issue.

Have you added things to your Gimp install, for example, brushes, gradients, fonts etc ?
If so remove them and see if that resolves your issue.

At was stage does it 'freeze' up? What is the message at the bottom of the Gimp Splash screen?

Let us know how you get on and we can continue if required with further suggestions.
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Aug 16, 2014, 08:24 (This post was last modified: Aug 16, 2014 08:40 by TWK.)
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RE: GIMP has stopped loading recently...
(Aug 15, 2014 05:30)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  Hi TWK,

I suggest that if it was working previously, then what has also changed on your system about that time.

Did you install new software/virus protection around that time?
If so try uninstalling the other software or temporarily disable your virus protection and see if that resolves your issue.

Have you added things to your Gimp install, for example, brushes, gradients, fonts etc ?
If so remove them and see if that resolves your issue.

At was stage does it 'freeze' up? What is the message at the bottom of the Gimp Splash screen?

Let us know how you get on and we can continue if required with further suggestions.
Nothing was changed. This happened after I downloaded the newest content for GIMP. Virus protection was off.
Have not added anything new to GIMP.
When it freezes on loading, it reads: "GIMP not responding".
It does this about halfway through.
So, I just downloaded 2.8.10 again, complete with missing files and empty folders. -_-
I have deleted all other previous GIMP files.
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Aug 16, 2014, 19:19
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RE: GIMP has stopped loading recently...
Yes, everything was removed.
Just tried it again and same thing. This time I have all the GIMP files,
brushes, ect. and the tmp, gtkrc, menurc, tags, themerc.
It freezes about halfway through (not responding) when it's looking for files.

(Aug 16, 2014 10:02)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Aug 16, 2014 08:24)TWK Wrote:  
(Aug 15, 2014 05:30)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  Hi TWK,

I suggest that if it was working previously, then what has also changed on your system about that time.

Did you install new software/virus protection around that time?
If so try uninstalling the other software or temporarily disable your virus protection and see if that resolves your issue.

Have you added things to your Gimp install, for example, brushes, gradients, fonts etc ?
If so remove them and see if that resolves your issue.

At was stage does it 'freeze' up? What is the message at the bottom of the Gimp Splash screen?

Let us know how you get on and we can continue if required with further suggestions.
Nothing was changed. This happened after I downloaded the newest content for GIMP. Virus protection was off.
Have not added anything new to GIMP.
When it freezes on loading, it reads: "GIMP not responding".
It does this about halfway through.
So, I just downloaded 2.8.10 again, complete with missing files and empty folders. -_-
I have deleted all other previous GIMP files.

Did you remove the Gimp profile (see my previous post)?
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Aug 17, 2014, 04:48
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RE: GIMP has stopped loading recently...
(Aug 16, 2014 20:37)ofnuts Wrote:  Which files?
"Looking for Data Files"..."FONTS"

It always freezes and crashes at this point.
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Aug 17, 2014, 07:42 (This post was last modified: Aug 17, 2014 07:43 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: GIMP has stopped loading recently...
(Aug 17, 2014 04:48)TWK Wrote:  
(Aug 16, 2014 20:37)ofnuts Wrote:  Which files?
"Looking for Data Files"..."FONTS"

It always freezes and crashes at this point.

I've the same issue recently, win 8.1 64bit

It does load, just takes awhile (& says Not responding @looking for data files), might have to do with a recent win update.

Try leaving it open in the background & do some light browsing while it loads, check back on it in 3-5 minutes or so.

The first time it loads on a fresh computer boot can take a little while, after that, its almost instant

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Aug 18, 2014, 06:27
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RE: GIMP has stopped loading recently...
(Aug 17, 2014 10:12)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Aug 17, 2014 04:48)TWK Wrote:  
(Aug 16, 2014 20:37)ofnuts Wrote:  Which files?
"Looking for Data Files"..."FONTS"

It always freezes and crashes at this point.

When it creates a new user profile, Gimp creates its own font catalog using the system fonts and this can take a very long while on systems with many fonts installed. Run times of 20-30mn have been reported. So just give it time. This of course happens only once.
Big Grin SUCCESS!!!

So, this time I was more patient and did not click on anything after GIMP started.
I think before I was clicking on the panel or something after it started loading but would freeze and it was interrupting the start up process.

I'm good now...Thank You very much! Smile
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