DPdl DPdl - 1 month ago 24
Python Question

Spyder Won't Start

For some reasons, my Spyder IDE won't start both from the Anaconda Navigator and from clicking on the Spyder itself on the Start menu. It just won't launch anything after displaying the "busy" symbol for a few seconds. Show-console would display the following in the cmd:

I am on Windows 7 and have Spyder 2.3.9.

Any help will be appreciated.


The error message tells you a possible fix to this issue: the configuration file located at C:\Users\310967\.spyder2-py3\spyder.ini has a duplicate section called project_explorer. Find all the duplicates of this section and comment out all of them but one. Then try to tart Spyder again.