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GIMP Portable FAQ
Check our Frequently Asked Questions to get a quick answer to the most common inquiries.
The FAQ page features selected solutions for users' reference by the PenZoft technical support
I'm getting a message "There's no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive /Device/
|I'm getting a message "There's no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into
drive /Device/harddisk4/dr6 every time I run the GIMP. What should I do?
This seems to happen if you have a flash card reader connected. Currently no solution is known,
but Gimp works fine anyway.
|GIMP appears to hang while loading fonts. What's going on?
If it's the first time you've run The GIMP, it may be indexing your fonts. This may take a few
minutes to complete.
If The GIMP always takes a long time to scan your fonts, go to your user profile directory
(typically C:\Documents and Settings\ <username> \ and delete the .fonts.cache-1 file.
Some people reported that Gimp hangs or crashes if you have a font called Profont installed.
Remove it, and try running Gimp again.
|When I run GIMP, a console window (MS-DOS box) opens and displays some
messages. If I close the window, GIMP closes too. What should I do?
Minimize the window and ignore it, as most of the warnings it displays are harmless, and The Gimp
|I'm getting cryptic error messages about missing entries in DLL files when I try
to run GIMP. What's causing this?
This is usually caused by incompatible libraries installed somewhere in your PATH. Most likely
there's a bad version of intl.dll, libxml2.dll, xmlparse.dll or xmltok.dll in your Windows\System32
folder. Rename or remove it, and Gimp should load fine.
|My anti-virus claims that your installers are infected. Why?
Some antivirus programs incorrectly detect UPX -compressed programs and the NSIS installer as
|GIMP 1.2.5 crashes on startup if the local is set to Chinese (and possibly other
far-eastern languages). What can I do?
This seems to be an issue with GTK+ 1.3. 3 workarounds are known:
Windows 95/98/98SE: add the following line to C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT : set LANG=en and