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Cannot run any multiprocessing script in PythonWin

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I run these basic codes in Python 2.6 interactive window of PythonWin which imports multiprocessing module:-
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  1.     >>> import multiprocessing
  2.     >>> def myfunc():
  3.     ...     pass
  4.     ... 
  5.     >>> p1 = multiprocessing.Process(name='listen', target=myfunc)
  6.     >>> p1.start()
  7.     >>> 
As soon as I call p1.start(), a popup message comes up (with title "Python for Win32") saying "Could not load the file from <myfileName>-c"
where <myfileName> is my file name with full path.
Also this popup message opens in a new PythonWin window. After a long time (1 min), a "Python Tracekack" window opens up showing -
"Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Python26\Lib\site-packages\Pythonwin\pywin\framework\", line 245, in ProcessArgs
dde.Exec("win32ui.GetApp().OpenDocumentFile(%s)" % (repr(fname)))
error: Exec failed"

When I run any multiprocessing script (which obviously calls Process.start() ) from command prompt, it seems to run perfectly without any trouble.

I couldn't find anything online related to this problem.
Thanks for the help!!

I am running it on Windows XP, PythonWin, Python 2.6.4v
Dec 30 '10 #1
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