[Setup] Windows(XP) Zope instance wont start (Plone 4.0.2)

Alberto Lopes alberto at alopes.com
Wed Mar 16 22:44:08 UTC 2011


Some time ago, I had a problem just like your in my Windows 7 computer at

Somehow, if the Zope service is stopped by shutting down the computer
(instead of stopping the service like a nice boy using services.msc) the pid
and lock files for the process won't get deleted.

I just went to the \var folder of my Plone installation folder and deleted
the instance.pid and instance.lock files (after making sure the pythonw.exe
process was not running).

Then I could start Plone alright.

If your problem is the same as mine, just make sure you shut down your Plone
instance nicely before shutting down the computer.


On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 8:01 PM, Aric Walke r <stillgar71 at gmail.com> wrote:

> the error is from the event view
> Zope-372241316 (Zope instance at C:\Program Files\Plone\parts\instance):
> Failed to open child shutdown event Global\Zope-6980-2
> Not sure how to fix found some posts they said don't run in debug mode but
> that is cumbersome, is there any fix I can get?
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