(I'm really not sure where to be posting this, as this forum is for the plugins and scripts, but I couldn't find a place for errors with the program itself!)
I had GIMP 2.6, and used it for a year or two, when one day, it decided not to work. I'd hit the button for it, and the loading screen would appear for an instant, then disappear, and the process would also be gone in Task Manager.
Annoyed, I changed to other programs for a while.
Recently, I saw that GIMP got a major update, and updated to 2.8. And it's having the same problem.
First time I tried starting, it died. Tried again. Died.
Then I ran the installer again. Still dies.
I uninstalled, restarted my PC, reinstalled. Still dies.
Just now, I tried uninstalling it, deleting every GIMP folder I could find, and ran CCleaner, then reinstalled it.
And it still dies.
I've also tried a portable version of GIMP 2.8: Same problem.
Anyone know what the problem may be?
EDIT: Fixed by going to Start>Settings>Control Panel>Regional and Language Options>Languages>Details...>Advanced>Turn off advanced text services.