Rstudio Desktop does not launch at all

I would greatly appreciate help with the following problem: My Rstudio on Windows 7 does not launch, I downloaded the latest version from the original website for the first time today. The field is plain white and returns an error message. I attempted to reinstall it 3 times. Attempted to delete start up files, did not work.

Error Information:

R.dll file missing

RStudio Diagnostics Report

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Generated: Fri Jan 22 16:54:02 2021

RStudio Version

1.4.1103

Session Information

R version 4.0.3 (2020-10-10)
Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)
Running under: Windows Vista x64 (build 6000)

Matrix products: default

locale:
[1] LC_COLLATE=Russian_Russia.1251 LC_CTYPE=Russian_Russia.1251
[3] LC_MONETARY=Russian_Russia.1251 LC_NUMERIC=C
[5] LC_TIME=Russian_Russia.1251

attached base packages:
[1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] compiler_4.0.3 tools_4.0.3

System Information

sysname : Windows
release : Vista x64
version : build 6000
nodename : KATE-PC
machine : x86-64
login : Kate
user : Kate
effective_user : Kate

Platform Information

OS.type : windows
file.sep : /
dynlib.ext : .dll
GUI : Rgui
endian : little
pkgType : win.binary
path.sep : ;
r_arch : x64

Environment Variables

__COMPAT_LAYER : VistaRTM
ALLUSERSPROFILE : C:\ProgramData
APPDATA : C:\Users\Kate\AppData\Roaming
CLICOLOR_FORCE : 1
CommonProgramFiles : C:\Program Files\Common Files
CommonProgramFiles(x86) : C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files
CommonProgramW6432 : C:\Program Files\Common Files
COMPUTERNAME : KATE-PC
ComSpec : C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe
FP_NO_HOST_CHECK : *** redacted ***
GFORTRAN_STDERR_UNIT : -1
GFORTRAN_STDOUT_UNIT : -1
HOME : C:\Users\Kate\Documents
HOMEDRIVE : C:
HOMEPATH : \Users\Kate
LOCALAPPDATA : C:\Users\Kate\AppData\Local
LOGONSERVER : \KATE-PC
MSYS2_ENV_CONV_EXCL : R_ARCH
NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS : 2
OS : Windows_NT
PATH : C:\Program Files\R\R-4.0.3\bin\x64;C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0
PATHEXT : .COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH;.MSC
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE : AMD64
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER : Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10, GenuineIntel
PROCESSOR_LEVEL : 6
PROCESSOR_REVISION : 170a
ProgramData : C:\ProgramData
ProgramFiles : C:\Program Files
ProgramFiles(x86) : C:\Program Files (x86)
ProgramW6432 : C:\Program Files
PROMPT : $P$G
PSModulePath : C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules
PUBLIC : C:\Users\Public
QT_D3DCREATE_MULTITHREADED : 1
R_ARCH : /x64
R_COMPILED_BY : gcc 8.3.0
R_DOC_DIR : C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-40~1.3/doc
R_HOME : C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-40~1.3
R_LIBS_USER : C:/Users/Kate/Documents/R/win-library/4.0
R_USER : C:/Users/Kate/Documents
RMARKDOWN_MATHJAX_PATH : C:/Program Files/RStudio/resources/mathjax-27
RS_LOCAL_PEER : \.\pipe\42878-rsession
RS_RPOSTBACK_PATH : C:/Program Files/RStudio/bin/rpostback
RS_SHARED_SECRET : *** redacted ***
RSTUDIO : 1
RSTUDIO_CONSOLE_COLOR : 256
RSTUDIO_CONSOLE_WIDTH : 80
RSTUDIO_MSYS_SSH : C:/Program Files/RStudio/bin/msys-ssh-1000-18
RSTUDIO_PANDOC : C:/Program Files/RStudio/bin/pandoc
RSTUDIO_PROGRAM_MODE : desktop
RSTUDIO_SESSION_PORT : 42878
RSTUDIO_USER_IDENTITY : Kate
RSTUDIO_WINUTILS : C:/Program Files/RStudio/bin/winutils
SESSIONNAME : Console
SystemDrive : C:
SystemRoot : C:\Windows
TEMP : C:\Users\Kate\AppData\Local\Temp
TERM : xterm-256color
TMP : C:\Users\Kate\AppData\Local\Temp
USERDOMAIN : Kate-PC
USERNAME : *** redacted ***
USERPROFILE : C:\Users\Kate
windir : C:\Windows
windows_tracing_flags : 3
windows_tracing_logfile : C:\BVTBin\Tests\installpackage\csilogfile.log

R Version

platform : x86_64-w64-mingw32
arch : x86_64
os : mingw32
system : x86_64, mingw32
status :
major : 4
minor : 0.3
year : 2020
month : 10
day : 10
svn rev : 79318
language : R
version.string : R version 4.0.3 (2020-10-10)
nickname : Bunny-Wunnies Freak Out

R Home

C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-40~1.3

R Search Path

.GlobalEnv
tools:rstudio
package:stats
package:graphics
package:grDevices
package:utils
package:datasets
package:methods
Autoloads
package:base

R Library Paths

C:/Users/Kate/Documents/R/win-library/4.0
C:/Program Files/R/R-4.0.3/library

Loaded Packages

base : C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-40~1.3/library/base
compiler : C:/Program Files/R/R-4.0.3/library/compiler
datasets : C:/Program Files/R/R-4.0.3/library/datasets
graphics : C:/Program Files/R/R-4.0.3/library/graphics
grDevices : C:/Program Files/R/R-4.0.3/library/grDevices
methods : C:/Program Files/R/R-4.0.3/library/methods
stats : C:/Program Files/R/R-4.0.3/library/stats
tools : C:/Program Files/R/R-4.0.3/library/tools
utils : C:/Program Files/R/R-4.0.3/library/utils

Installed Packages

Hi,

Welcome to the RStudio community!

Looking at the report, it seems that your machine is running Windows Vista and not 7 ... RStudio desktop is made for Windows 7/8/10, so I think this might be the issue.

Please confirm if you have Windows Vista, and if so, I thinks it's time you upgrade your machine to Windows 10 :slight_smile: If your PC can handle it, you should be able to do that for free

Hope this helps,
PJ

Hi,

I'm sorry, but I'm afraid that's where my knowledge in interpreting this error ends :expressionless:
Hopefully another member on here can help you with this...

Let me know if you don't get a response soon

PJ

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Dear PJ

Thank you for your quick response.
Actually I have just double checked, I have Windows 7. So I still don't have a clue about what could possibly be the issue.

Thanks again,
Olesya.

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I saw the code, I guess it says Vista as this computer initially had this operating system when I got it. I checked under Control Panel-System features and it's stated that it's Windows 7 now.