Bug report #2945

QGIS 1.5 Fails to start on Windows XP Service Pack 2

Added by sandramf - almost 13 years ago. Updated almost 13 years ago.

Assignee:Jürgen Fischer
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:fixed
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:13005


I Downloaded the lastest Windows version of QGIS from the web this morning (QGIS-OSGeo4W-1.5.0-14095-Setup.exe), uninstalled, re-installed and restarted but I continue to get the following error:

The application failed to initialize properly (0xc000007b). Click OK to terminate the application.

I am thinking it may have something to do with the fact that I also have Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition loaded? I have already tried to install VC Redist Runtimes to rectify this error but nothing has worked thus far.

I would appreciate some advice.
Thank you

error.JPG (13 KB) sandramf -, 2010-08-17 01:52 AM


#1 Updated by sandramf - almost 13 years ago

Additional Info - I also have MapWindows GIS (MapWinGIS) installed along with the MapWinGIS ActiveX Control referenced as a COM Component to extend the spatial capabilities of VB 2008.

#2 Updated by sandramf - almost 13 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Problem solved by renaming PROJ.dll and libtiff.dll files in the C:/Windows/System32 folder to PROJ_preQgis.dll and libtiff_preQgis.dll respectively (see http://trac.osgeo.org/qgis/ticket/2919).

Thank you

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