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having issues Installing Python 2.5b3 on Windows XP

I installed python 2.5b3 on my windows XP sp2 box without any issues.
I can double click the python program, and idle comes up in the command
line window. However when I run python from the command line program
cmd.exe, I get a pop-up window with the following error:

16 bit Windows Subsystem
-----------------------------------------

The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:020c IP:0115 OP:0f 00 00 00 00 Choose 'Close' to terminate the
application.
If I run python from the command line with the full path,
C:\Python25\python, no problem. I checked my environment variables and
they are pointing to the correct directories. I am at a loss for waht
is causing the issue. Active state python 2.4 worked from the command
line with no issues. I know 2.5b3 is beta, but I would like to try and
get it running properly. At the very least, I would like someone to
report this bug so that the final version gets fixed.

Please don't say reboot. I have already tried that, same problem. I
am going to try to install python 2.4 with the msi installer and see if
I have the same issue with that version. If anyone else has any ideas
please help.

Thanks:)

SA

Aug 11 '06 #1
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The python 2.4 version msi did no better. Please help. I do not
really want to go back to Active State Python.
Thanks:)

SA
Bucco wrote:
I
am going to try to install python 2.4 with the msi installer and see if
I have the same issue with that version. If anyone else has any ideas
please help.
Aug 11 '06 #2

Bucco wrote:
The python 2.4 version msi did no better. Please help. I do not
really want to go back to Active State Python.
Thanks:)

SA
Bucco wrote:
I
am going to try to install python 2.4 with the msi installer and see if
I have the same issue with that version. If anyone else has any ideas
please help.
It is a beta after all. You should expect some bugs.

Aug 11 '06 #3

Bucco wrote:
The python 2.4 version msi did no better. Please help. I do not
really want to go back to Active State Python.
Thanks:)

SA
Bucco wrote:
I
am going to try to install python 2.4 with the msi installer and see if
I have the same issue with that version. If anyone else has any ideas
please help.
It is a beta after all. You should expect some bugs.

Aug 11 '06 #4
I'm getting closer now.

I figured out that when I typed python in cmd.exe window it was trying
to run the cygwin version of python. I removed that link and cmd.exe
now finds the correct version.

Therefore, this is not a bug. However, someone should add a caution in
the installation instructions for those of us using cygwin on windows.

Thanks:)

SA

Aug 11 '06 #5

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