[erlang-questions] How to analyse why (w)erl.exe is not starting?

Koener Antoine antoine.koener@REDACTED
Sun Sep 26 21:07:53 CEST 2010

On Sep 25, 2010, at 10:25 , Boris Mühmer wrote:

> I wanted to try out the R14B release on my (hosted) windows 2003 SP2  
> server.
> But when I try to start (w)erl using the icon or via command line, the
> process shows up in the task list and vanishes again after just a few
> secs, without any window popping up...
> I reinstalled it after a reboot => no change.
> I uninstalled R14B and installed R13B03 and R13B04: no problems at  
> all.
> How can I check what is going wrong? There are no entires in the
> eventlog. Also there is no output when started from the command line.

Look for 'depends.exe', this is the windows 'ldd' command.
You'll spot which dll is missing if any.

You can also try 'procmon' from sysinternals, this is the [sl]trace  
fro windows.

> Thanks in advance
>  - boris
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