Post Reply 

GIMP wont start (Win8)

Nov 20, 2013, 05:49
Post: #1
GIMP wont start (Win8)
Hi there! Smile I am unable to run GIMP, it keeps going "Not Responding" while its querying plugins. Its been a few months since I used it, but I havent added any plugins/fonts/or anything else.

Ive tried reinstalling, deleting GIMP profile (including an old 2.6 one) and this looked like it might work at first (managed to get to 80% done, which was alot further then before, but still no luck! It only manages about 50% of the way done now, however..) I really am not sure what else to do Sad

I'm running on an ASUS Laptop with Windows 8, is there some problem related to Win8?

Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Nov 20, 2013, 16:12
Post: #2
RE: GIMP wont start (Win8)
could maybe be you accidentally blocked gimp.

Try right-clicking the gimp icon (first the shortcut, then the exe if the shortcut doesn't work; found in the /bin/ folder I think, then click "Run As Administrator")

You'll get a prompt to run gimp, click yes or ok.

If this works, it means you have a permissions block on one of the gimp folders (maybe the plugins. Or all of the gimp folders.)

So you can try right-clicking on the gimp install file & "run as administrator" if the above fixed it.

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than fear of failure." BC
[Image: 29uocaf.png]
iFS007 tut vids on YT ~ auto color B&W landscape tut
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  How to change the weight of a font in gimp? adrianh 3 219 Oct 4, 2018 16:40
Last Post: paynekj
  Gradient Tool in GIMP 2.10 mrg4541 1 201 Oct 1, 2018 21:18
Last Post: paynekj
  GIMP on Windows 10 what gives? piginhat 1 323 Sep 27, 2018 13:11
Last Post: paynekj
  GIMP 2.10.6 not responding HBS 1 231 Sep 24, 2018 08:49
Last Post: paynekj
  Gimp Latest Build has me a little puzzled kmk55 1 265 Sep 14, 2018 08:40
Last Post: paynekj

Forum Jump:

GIMP ForumPortalArchiveContactTermsRSS