RE: Windows Problem

        I ran into this issue when I was installing this on company
machines where I work also, this is an easy fix.  First, you must
download the latest version of GTK+ for windows and then download the
Dia for Windows installer.  The best place to find the GTK+ this is off
of the Dia for Windows installer site on sourceforge, or here from the gimp for windows
site.  Next, install dia and at the end select the Run Dia Now option.
Allow Dia to startup fully then shut it down.  Then install the GTK+ for
windows that you downloaded.  This will update the GTK+ that comes with
DIA.  After that the screen will be removed.  Hope this helps!!!
Brent Wells

-----Original Message-----
From: dia-list-bounces gnome org [mailto:dia-list-bounces gnome org] On
Behalf Of Drew MacDonald
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 12:54 PM
To: dia-list gnome org
Subject: Windows Problem

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I am currently trying to convince my company to go with open source
software instead of upgrading to the next version of Microsoft Products
we currently use.  Part of those efforts is an attempt to convert us
from Visio to Dia.  My IT manager agreed to give Dia a chance, however
when I installed it on his PC, it failed to run properly and not
surprisingly, he wasn't impressed.

After uninstalling and reinstalling did not correct the error, I thought
I'd throw it out to the list.

The error I'm getting in a dos window upon startup is:
I/O Failed to load external entity "NULL"

The main drawing window appears and we can draw a single object, however
after that point, any attempt to draw or select objects causes the
program to hang.

I do not have the same problem on my PC, however.

We are both running modern PC's (me 3.0 GHz Pentium, him 2.2 GHz
Pentium) with plenty of memory and using Windows XP SP2.

Any hints or suggestions for solving this problem would be greatly
appreciated as my IT manager is still keen on giving it a try.

Thanks in advance,
Drew MacDonald
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