[Rd] Solution to problem running R 1.8.1 on Windows XP (PR#7357)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 10 22:37:44 CET 2004

Please do not send reports on year-old versions of R: see the R posting 

Please try the latest version of 2.0.1 beta, and if you can reproduce 
this, send full instructions on how to reproduce it.  However, check the 
rw-FAQ first, for this looks like an error in your display drivers, not in 

On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 RichardP at DFO-MPO.GC.CA wrote:

> This is a bug apparently caused by Windows XP's interaction with R.
> I was getting an error message when running C:\Program
> Files\R\rw1081\bin\Rgui.exe.  Odly enough, his problem was happening only
> when I was not connected to the network using my ethernet connection.
> Using Google, I found the same error described on a thread (see attached)
> as:

Nothing was attached - see the posting guide.

> > The R installation is fine on Windows XP, but when I started to open the R
> > program, then it pops out this message:
> > 
> > "R for Windows GUI front-end has encountered a problem and needs to close.
> We
> > are sorry for the inconvenience....."
> > 
> > The error signature is:
> > 
> > AppName: rgui.exe	 AppVer: 1.71.30616.0	 ModName: r.dll
> > ModVer: 1.71.30616.0	 Offset: 0002966e
> > 
> There was a hint in that message that screen resolution might be the culprit
> so I checked my Display settings and changed the setting of my second
> (external) monitor (which was not attached) 's resolution from 32 bit to 8
> bit.   I have not had a problem since.  Weird but it works!?   
> P.S.: The primary display device is still set at 32 bits.
> Cheers,
> Pierre Richard
> RichardP at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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