GnuCash won't start

Linde B. linde.brocato at
Wed Jan 12 12:06:58 EST 2011

Went to see where data files were, and didn't have an icon in the
"Start Menu" folder, so I used the "Run" link to get a command line,
went to gnucash, and chose this:
"C:\Program Files\gnucash\bin\gnucash-bin.exe"

ran it, and got the message:
gnucash-bin.exe - Unable To Locate Component

This application has failed to start because libgncmod-engine.dll was
not found. Re-installing the application may fix this program.

BTW, if I don't shut off OnDemand Scan from McAfee's VirusScan, it
claims to find a couple of trojans in a couple of files for 2.4.0
(is-GI4JC.tmp and another .tmp file) as "Artemis!9A183DF6E17F" -- I
googled the file names and got nothing, and searched them in McAfee's
virus info, and also got no hits, so I disabled On-Demand Scan for

I sent one of the developers a message via the Source Forge messaging
function... I don't know enough to know whether that's significant or

I thought I saw that the data files are in Documents and
Settings\linde\.gnucash2 -- so I should copy / back up that to
somewhere else?  And there are a ton of gnucash "lindesfinances..."
files in \linde\...

So I'm thinking I should uninstall 2.2.9 and reinstall...? 2.4.0?

Thanks, y'all

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 10:36, Mike Leone <turgon at> wrote:
> On 1/12/2011 11:25 AM, Derek Atkins wrote:
> > "Linde B." <linde.brocato at> writes:
> >
> >> Yep, I tried the "file-->open" and also tried to find a log to run from the
> >> import menu.  none of it worked.  Perhaps now, after installing and using
> >> 2.2.9, if I uninstall it and install 2.4.0, might it find the data?
> >
> > Just remember where your data file is located...
> And make another copy somewhere else, just to be doubly sure.
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Linde M. Brocato

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