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<RESOLVED> FreeCad 0.20 Not Starting (Windows)

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Hello,
I had FreeCad 0.19.3 installed and today I tried to run it and was unable to get it to start. The last time I tried was on June 2nd and it worked fine. It gets passed the splash screen but then I just get a full-sized white window that eventually says not responding in the top, and I have to force close it. I uninstalled FreeCad 0.19.3 and installed FreeCad 0.20. I have the same issue. Below is my log file. Any help would be appreciated. I followed the solution here: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 6&start=10 which was to give full control to my user, but that still did not work.

Solution: Can be found on this thread: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=69071
I have dual monitors and FreeCad was trying to open on my secondary monitor which caused a weird error. After disabling the second monitor, I was able to boot up FreeCad like normal. I re-enabled the second monitor and now FreeCad boots on the primary monitor, so I am able to use my dual monitor setup still.

Msg: FreeCAD 0.20, Libs: 0.20R29177 (Git)
© Juergen Riegel, Werner Mayer, Yorik van Havre and others 2001-2022
FreeCAD is free and open-source software licensed under the terms of LGPL2+ license.
FreeCAD wouldn't be possible without FreeCAD community.
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Log: Time = 2022-Jun-21 20:03:36
Log: AboutImage = freecadabout
Log: AppDataSkipVendor = true
Log: AppHomePath = C:/Program Files/FreeCAD 0.20/
Log: AppIcon = freecad
Log: AppTempPath = C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Local\Temp\\
Log: BOOST_VERSION = 1_67
Log: BinPath = C:/Program Files/FreeCAD 0.20/bin\
Log: BuildRepositoryURL = git://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD.git releases/FreeCAD-0-20
Log: BuildRevision = 29177 (Git)
Log: BuildRevisionBranch = releases/FreeCAD-0-20
Log: BuildRevisionDate = 2022/06/13 23:43:45
Log: BuildRevisionHash = 68e337670e227889217652ddac593c93b5e8dc94
Log: BuildVersionMajor = 0
Log: BuildVersionMinor = 20
Log: Console = 0
Log: CopyrightInfo = © Juergen Riegel, Werner Mayer, Yorik van Havre and others 2001-2022
FreeCAD is free and open-source software licensed under the terms of LGPL2+ license.
FreeCAD wouldn't be possible without FreeCAD community.
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Log: Debug = 0
Log: DocPath = C:/Program Files/FreeCAD 0.20/doc\
Log: EIGEN_VERSION = 3.3.90
Log: ExeName = FreeCAD
Log: ExeVendor = FreeCAD
Log: ExeVersion = 0.20
Log: LoggingConsole = 1
Log: LoggingFile = 1
Log: LoggingFileName = FreeCad.log
Log: MaintainerUrl = http://www.freecad.org/wiki/Main_Page
Log: OCC_VERSION = 7.6.2
Log: PATH = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Oracle\Java\javapath;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Oracle\Java\javapath;C:\Program Files\Oculus\Support\oculus-runtime;C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Windows\System32\OpenSSH\;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common;C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA NvDLISR;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\WINDOWS\System32\OpenSSH\;C:\Program Files\LLVM\bin;C:\Program Files\Git\cmd;C:\Program Files\Calibre2\;C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\;C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2020b\bin;C:\Program Files\CMake\bin;C:\Program Files\dotnet\;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\WINDOWS\System32\OpenSSH\;C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python310\Scripts\;C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python310\;C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps;C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Local\Programs\Microsoft VS Code\bin;C:\Program Files (x86)\FFMPEG\;C:\Program Files\mingw-w64\x86_64-8.1.0-posix-seh-rt_v6-rev0\mingw64\bin;C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\;C:\Program Files\CMake\bin;C:\Users\bwdul\.dotnet\tools;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\BuildTools\MSBuild\Current\Bin;C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps;
Log: PYSIDE_VERSION = 5.15.0
Log: PYTHON_VERSION = 3.8.10
Log: PythonSearchPath = C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\bin\python38.zip;C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\bin\DLLs;C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\bin\lib;C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\bin
Log: QT_VERSION = 5.15.2
Log: RunMode = Gui
Log: SplashAlignment = Bottom|Left
Log: SplashInfoColor = #c8c8c8
Log: SplashInfoPosition = 15.210
Log: SplashScreen = freecadsplash
Log: SplashTextColor = #ffffff
Log: StartWorkbench = StartWorkbench
Log: SystemParameter = C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Roaming\FreeCAD\system.cfg
Log: UserAppData = C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Roaming\FreeCAD\
Log: UserCachePath = C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Local\Temp\FreeCAD\Cache\
Log: UserConfigPath = C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Roaming\FreeCAD\
Log: UserHomePath = C:/Users/bwdul
Log: UserMacroPath = C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Roaming\FreeCAD\Macro\
Log: UserParameter = C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Roaming\FreeCAD\user.cfg
Log: Verbose =
Log: XERCESC_VERSION = 3.2.2
Log: Create Application
Log: Run App init script
Log: Init: starting App::FreeCADInit.py
Log: Init: Searching for modules...
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\AddonManager... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Arch... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Draft... done
Log: Drawing became obsolete in 0.17; consider using TechDraw instead.
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Drawing... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Fem... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Idf... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Image... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Import... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Inspection... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Material... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Measure... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Mesh... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\MeshPart... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\OpenSCAD... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Part... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\PartDesign... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Path... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Plot(Init.py not found)... ignore
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Points... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Raytracing... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\ReverseEngineering... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Robot... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Show(Init.py not found)... ignore
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Sketcher... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Spreadsheet... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Start... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Surface... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\TechDraw... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Test... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Tux(Init.py not found)... ignore
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Web... done
Log: Using C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod as module path!
Log: System path after init:
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\bin
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\AddonManager
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Arch
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Draft
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Drawing
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Fem
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Idf
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Image
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Import
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Inspection
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Material
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Measure
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Mesh
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\MeshPart
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\OpenSCAD
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Part
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\PartDesign
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Path
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Plot
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Points
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Raytracing
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\ReverseEngineering
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Robot
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Show
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Sketcher
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Spreadsheet
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Start
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Surface
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\TechDraw
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Test
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Tux
Log: C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Web
Log: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Oracle\Java\javapath
Log: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Oracle\Java\javapath
Log: C:\Program Files\Oculus\Support\oculus-runtime
Log: C:\Windows\system32
Log: C:\Windows
Log: C:\Windows\System32\Wbem
Log: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
Log: C:\Windows\System32\OpenSSH\
Log: C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common
Log: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA NvDLISR
Log: C:\WINDOWS\system32
Log: C:\WINDOWS
Log: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem
Log: C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
Log: C:\WINDOWS\System32\OpenSSH\
Log: C:\Program Files\LLVM\bin
Log: C:\Program Files\Git\cmd
Log: C:\Program Files\Calibre2\
Log: C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\
Log: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\
Log: C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2020b\bin
Log: C:\Program Files\CMake\bin
Log: C:\Program Files\dotnet\
Log: C:\WINDOWS\system32
Log: C:\WINDOWS
Log: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem
Log: C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
Log: C:\WINDOWS\System32\OpenSSH\
Log: C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python310\Scripts\
Log: C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python310\
Log: C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps
Log: C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Local\Programs\Microsoft VS Code\bin
Log: C:\Program Files (x86)\FFMPEG\
Log: C:\Program Files\mingw-w64\x86_64-8.1.0-posix-seh-rt_v6-rev0\mingw64\bin
Log: C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\
Log: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\
Log: C:\Program Files\CMake\bin
Log: C:\Users\bwdul\.dotnet\tools
Log: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\BuildTools\MSBuild\Current\Bin
Log: C:\Users\bwdul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps
Log:
Log: Init: App::FreeCADInit.py done
Log: Init: Creating Gui::Application and QApplication
Log: Local server 'FreeCAD' started
Log: OpenGL version is: 4.6 (4.6.0 NVIDIA 461.92)
Log: Run Gui init script
Log: Init: Running FreeCADGuiInit.py start script...
Log: Init: Searching modules...
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\AddonManager... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Arch... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Draft... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Drawing... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Fem... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Idf(InitGui.py not found)... ignore
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Image... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Import... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Inspection... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Material... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Measure(InitGui.py not found)... ignore
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Mesh... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\MeshPart... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\OpenSCAD... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Part... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\PartDesign... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Path... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Plot(InitGui.py not found)... ignore
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Points... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Raytracing... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\ReverseEngineering... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Robot... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Show(InitGui.py not found)... ignore
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Sketcher... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Spreadsheet... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Start... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Surface... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\TechDraw... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Test... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Tux... done
Log: Init: Initializing C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.20\Mod\Web... done
Log: All modules with GUIs using InitGui.py are now initialized
Log: All modules with GUIs initialized using pkgutil are now initialized
Log: Init: Loading FreeCAD GUI
Log: Init: Running FreeCADGuiInit.py start script... done
Log: Init: Activating default workbench StartWorkbench
Log: Loading GUI of Web module... done
Log: Loading GUI of Start module... done
Log: Loading Start module... done
Log: Init: Showing main window
Log: Main window restored
Log: Show main window
Log: Toolbars restored
Log: 3Dconnexion device not attached.
Log: Init: Entering event loop
Log: Init: Executing event loop...
Log: Init: Processing command line files
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was there some system upgrade in that time? driver update? did you install something else like python?
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I'd give a try to deleting or renaming your USER/AppData/Roaming/FreeCAD directory to see if some setting or other is causing the issue. That startup log looks completely innocuous, so it's hard to see what might be going wrong. Can you tell us a bit more about the system you are running on? We don't have any known issues with the 0.20 release yet, but someone has to be the first...
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Re: FreeCad 0.20 Not Starting (Windows)

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chennes wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:43 am I'd give a try to deleting or renaming your USER/AppData/Roaming/FreeCAD directory to see if some setting or other is causing the issue. That startup log looks completely innocuous, so it's hard to see what might be going wrong. Can you tell us a bit more about the system you are running on? We don't have any known issues with the 0.20 release yet, but someone has to be the first...
I deleted that directory and still no change. I am running Windows 10 Pro Version 21H1 OS Build 19043.1766. I have an ASUS ROG STRIX X-470 motherboard, ASUS RTX 2080 Graphics Card, and an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU.
adrianinsaval wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:52 am was there some system upgrade in that time? driver update? did you install something else like python?
My system is at Windows 10 Pro Version 21H1 OS Build 19043.1766. It looks like this version was released on June 14, 2022. So I did have a windows update since I last ran FreeCad. After it stopped working I went through and deleted and reinstalled python 3.10, hoping this would fix the issue but it did not.
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well reinstalling python 3.10 might not have been a good idea as it can conflict with freecad if it is in PATH, check that python is not in your PATH environment variable (both system and user). I would expect an error related to that to show up in the log though, very strange.
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Re: FreeCad 0.20 Not Starting (Windows)

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adrianinsaval wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:20 pm well reinstalling python 3.10 might not have been a good idea as it can conflict with freecad if it is in PATH, check that python is not in your PATH environment variable (both system and user). I would expect an error related to that to show up in the log though, very strange.
Looks like Python 3.10 was in the PATH for the user. I went ahead and removed it, but it had no effect.
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reboot maybe? it was never clear to me if the env variables were updated in real time on windows. Looking at the log I see a lot of stuff in your path, maybe something else could be conflicting, it's really hard to tell since there is no error message :?
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temp733 wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:26 pm ping
You don't mention (or I missed it) whether you are using a dual monitor setup, if so, then you're workaround is in https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=69071
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Re: FreeCad 0.20 Not Starting (Windows)

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Syres wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:48 pm You don't mention (or I missed it) whether you are using a dual monitor setup, if so, then you're workaround is in https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=69071
This fixed it! Thanks so much! I had to disable one of my monitors and then open freecad with just the single monitor enabled. I am now able to go back to dual monitors so long as freecad tries to boot up on the primary monitor.
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