Re: Micromanager fails to open (on Windows Vista x86)
We have not fully supported Vista. It is possible to run µManager on Vista, but Windows XP or Windows 7 (or OS X or Ubuntu) are better choices. Does your user account have full access to the directory in which you've installed µManager? Previous versions of µManager always tried to create the corelog.txt in the 'current' directory. If, for example, the program is installed in Program Files, then an ordinary user will not have write access to that directory. Previous versions µManager will fail upon attempting to create corelog.txt The latest build of µManager:
https://valelab.ucsf.edu/~MM/nightlyBuilds/1.3/Windows/MMSetup_1.3.45_20100224.exe will first attempt to create the log in the 'curren't directory, but upon failing that will create the log in the path pointed to by HOMEPATH, e.g. \Documents and Settings\Raha
William Noderer mentioned that he fixed a similar problem by installing into his 'my documents' folder. Have you tried that? When you reach the point where ImageJ launches, does Micro-Manager appear in the list of ImageJ plugins? Do you see an access error from ImageJ on shutdown, when it discovers that it can't over-write the IJ_Prefs.txt file? If so, please try installing ImageJ where it does have write access.
Failing all this, try running µManager from the command line as follows:
1. Start a command prompt (run cmd.exe)
2. Change to the drive where you've installed µManager
3. cd <path where you've installed µManager>
4. java -Xmx600m -cp ij.jar ij.ImageJ
Tell us what you see there.
From: Raha [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 13:46
To: [hidden email] Subject: Re: [micro-manager-general] Micromanager fails to open
I am having a very similar problem. I did not have this problem until I
re-installed micromanager. Now when I click on the icon only imagej opens.
Everytime i re-install micromanager, it opens after installation, but after
that only imagej will open and I cannot access micromanager. I have
installed it to other directories and micromanager still fails to open, the
only difference is that imagej no longer gives me an error when I try to
close it. I am running a 32-bit windows vista.
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