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Getting a Lot of "Entry Point Not Found" When Loading

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wind.exe- Entry Point Not Found The procedure entry point atk_relation_add_target could not be located in the dynammic link library libatk-1.0_0.dll win-snap.exe- Entry Point Not Found The procedure entry point atk_relation_add_target could not be located in the dynammic link library libatk-1.0_0.dll whirl-pinch.exe- Entry Point Not Found The procedure entry point atk_relation_add_target could not be located in the dynammic link library libatk-1.0_0.dll waves.exe- Entry Point Not Found The procedure entry point atk_relation_add_target could not be located in the dynammic link library libatk-1.0_0.dll warp.exe- Entry Point Not Found The procedure entry point atk_relation_add_target could not be located in the dynammic link library libatk-1.0_0.dll video.exe- Entry Point Not Found The procedure entry point atk_relation_add_target could not be located in the dynammic link library libatk-1.0_0.dll van-gogh-lic.exe- Entry Point Not Found The procedure entry point atk_relation_add_target could not be located in the dynammic link library libatk-1.0_0.dll value-propagate.exe- Entry Point Not Found The procedure entry point atk_relation_add_target could not be located in the dynammic link library libatk-1.0_0.dll

And the list goes on. Finally, after I click through all of these messages Gimp will open. But it's not the Gimp I know and love. For one thing, I can only open a .gif file and I have no choice but to save a file as a .gif. For some reason the plugins don't seem to be loading properly. I have cleaned and cleaned and rebooted and rebooted and still Gimp doesn't load correctly. I have gotten great help from some folks on Gimper.net but I think they are a bit puzzled too. Any help will be appreciated.

You've most likely got a copy of libatk-1.0_0.dll somewhere on your system, in a directory where it shouldn't be located (check e.g. the windows directory or system32).

Rename that one, and if any other software stops working, complain to its developers about this dangerous placement of their DLL files.

Come to find i had copied those plugins into my user plugins file, so they were copies of those in my plugins folder in the Gimp program itself.I deleted them from my user folder and it worked fine after that.

I have the same problem as Skeeter. I installed Gimp 2.7.1 over 2.7.0. It normally installs into different folders, but I chose to do a custom installation, using the same folder. Since then it has been one giant nightmare.

My issue is with libglib-2.0-0.dll.

After I uninstalled Gimp, I went ahead and unistalled every single app that has any reference to GTK2, purged the registry of every single entry related to Gimp and GTK2, deleted any orphaned folders, on all my hard drives, removed any related items from my system path, restarted my system and reinstalled Gimp.

This I did several times, trying Gimp 2.7.1, 2.7.0, 6.11 and 6.10. No luck. There is no copies of libglib-2.0-0.dl anywhere on my system when I do a clean install of Gimp, so I have no clue what else to try. I am a freelance grahic designer, being a Gimp user since 2000. This is the first time (for the the last 3 weeks) that I am unable to open a functional Gimp.

And yes, it is hurting my income. Is there anyone who could give me technical assistance and try to help me find a solution, even if it takes time? I'd even be willing to chat through GTalk or Skype to speed up the process, but I need to get productive. Soon.

I'm on XP SP3.

If you have deleted through windows uninstall traces will remain on the system. Best way is a clean install of winXP.

But there are a few programs who makes live easier.
1. Revo uninstaller can be used to uninstall a program thoroughly and to clean up junk files.
2. ccleaner cleans up a lot of traces who don't belong on the system.
3. easycleaner does the same

Those three programs are all freeware. There exist of revo a pro implementation who can do more.

I assume all programs are still installed (if not just install)
-First run revo uninstaller on gimp, gtk2, python, pycairo, pygtk, pygobject and all related programs. Use the most advanced option to remove and then run clean junk files .
-Second run easycleaner on the registry, unnecessary, shortcuts, clear files, clear cookies, mru
-Third run ccleaner on cleaner windows and registry.
-Fourth Search the 'documents and settings' (every entry) on all traces of gimp, gtk delete it. Save your plugins and scripts. Search also the Program Files folder for any left traces and delete it.
-Fifth delete every trace of gimp, gtk(2) from the systempath
-Sixth empty your trash

restart your system and perform eventually a diskdefrag.

Now it's time to install everything again
Start with python (v2.6.6)
restart
install pycairo, pygtk, pygobject
install Gimp
install libglade in gimp bin directory

URL-Links:
-for pycairo, pygtk, pygobject and libglade look at: http://registry.gimp.org/node/24503
-for revo uninstaller: http://www.revouninstaller.com/
-for ccleaner search on internet
-for easycleaner: http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm

This is a time consuming procedure. In my opinion the best you can do is a clean install of XP. After XP installation install gimp, etc.

I just finished installing Virtualbox with Ubuntu 10.10, to run Gimp natively from there. It's probably a bit overkill for the situation.

I would rather run a "single pc" on my CPU at any given time so I'm going to follow your recommended steps and post feedback asap. I don't know how long that process will take, but I'll try it first without reinstalling Windows. Thanks

First, some general advice: with GIMP 2.7.1, you're running both an unstable version of GIMP and an experimental installer package. Not really the best preconditions for production use.

Second, before you do anything like deleting files, changing registry values and other destructive checks, you have top investigate what files are loaded when GIMP is run.

For example, get a tool like Process Monitor (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx), tell it to list accesses to DLL files and check where those files are located.

I downloaded Gimp 2.7.0 the moment it hit the website, and have been using it without major issues. I installed 2.7.1 when it came out, but soon reverted back to 2.7.0, without major ussues. That's until 3 weeks ago, when I installed 2.7.1 (why is a good question) into the 2.7.0 folder. I still prefer 2.7.0 due to better stability I personally experienced, but both worked fine for me as a freelancer.

I'll get Process Monitor and check it out, thanks. Will post as soon as I know more.

Any 2.7.x are unstable development releases, btw.

Thanks for the info. I prefer to use the "unstable" Gimp releases just for the new features it brings, but this truly is the first time I had serious issues.

I'm currently on a very tight schedule due to deadlines, and running Gimp via Virtualbox with Ubuntu is currently working for me. It is a temporary fix, but while I can be productive now I will have to set this process aside for a few days or couple of weeks at least, just until I can afford the time needed.

I will post my findings as soon as possible. Thanks for all the help thus far!

First thing forgotten: backup all important data (or part/total system) first. And as schumaml says processmonitor is also a good program to determine problems.

Second: Between fifth and sixth step perform again easycleaner and ccleaner.

Good luck.

I'm currently on a very tight schedule due to deadlines, and running Gimp via Virtualbox with Ubuntu is currently working for me. It is a temporary fix, but while I can be productive now I will have to set this process aside for a few days or couple of weeks at least, just until I can afford the time needed.

I will post my findings as soon as possible. Thanks for all the help thus far!

Go to C://WINDOWS/System32/ and rename intl.dll to intl_old.dll.
And load the GIMP so it will work after that I have just done it!

For me it worked on Windows 7 only after I removed the intl.dll from both this folders:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\
C:\Windows\SysWOW64

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