R & R Studio completely broken for me - Session aborts every time. Tried everything, but no luck...

Dear R-Community,

even though I´m a complete amateur in R I try my best, because I need it for Uni. I´m reasonably good with computers, though, but I can´t seem to fix the issues I have now...

Yesterday R and R Studio both stopped working. Meaning that R will immediately close again after opening and R Studio will open in a white window (where only the bar is visible that says "File, Edit, Code, ...")

Sometimes it will give me an error message. I includes a link to a screenshot of that.
Error-Message

I´ve tried everything I could think about: Changing the rendering engine, resetting desktop state, uninstalling and reinstalling several times and even deleting every R related folder on my computer before doing that.

I am at my wits end, because I really need R to work for university ( psychology student)! So what else is there I could do? I never experienced something like this with any program before. If you have any ideas your help would be greatly appreciated :slight_smile: Thanks!

It looks like others have reported similar issues here before:

It seems one possible solution might be to run the 32-bit version of R?

Or if you recently installed MikText or other TeX distributions, you might try using an older version of MikTex or trying tinytex:

As far as I can tell it is a general Windows error related to admin privileges for an application, since most answers on StackOverflow and google related to that error code are unrelated to R.

Hi,

thanks for your reply.

I tried running the 32-bit version before but it didn´t work. After reinstalling it seems to work for now. Is there any downsides to using this over the 64bit version?!

Regards

With the 64-bit version you can make use of more than 4 GB RAM:

https://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/rw-FAQ.html#Should-I-run-32_002dbit-or-64_002dbit-R_003f

If desperate, you can install Ubuntu Linux alongside Windows and run R in Ubuntu.

How to Install Ubuntu Alongside Windows 10

or install docker for windows:

https://hub.docker.com/r/rocker/rstudio

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