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Installation Error


On 21/05/2020 5:28 am, Charles Seagraves wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been learning and using Python to create a program to play Mah Jongg
> and it was going well until my windows 10 computer started receiving an
> update. My computer restarted and Python was gone. I have attempted to
> reinstall with a message that the install was successful. When I started to
> use it I got the following message.
>
> pythonw.exe - System Error
> The code execution cannot proceed because python38.dll was not found.
> Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.
>
> I have reinstalled python several times. Repaired it several times but
> continue to get the same error.
> I uninstalled the bad Windows update but still had the same problem trying
> to get python running.

That sounds horrible. Have you tried installing Python 3.7 or 3.9? 
32bit? 64bit?

Also, I would try doing a custom install to a better location than the 
Windows standard place. My favourite is C:\Python36, C:\Python37, 
C:\Python38 etc.

All the best

Mike


>
> Please help,
> Charlie Seagraves