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I am new to QGIS and this forum but have not found a related problem with a solution.

Running Quantum GIS 1.8.0, on Windows 7 Pro

Running the software, the first action I would normally take on a new project is to set the project properties; however, as soon as I select the project properties option qgis stops working and I get a Windows error reporting notice and QGIS closes.

I have tried re-installing from both the windows installer and the OSGeo4W package and I get the same result every time.

Does Qgis keep an error log?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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can you turn on Log Messages panel and see any shows up there? you can find Log panel here. View -> Panels -> Log Messages – rashad Nov 29 '12 at 16:23
I get the start up notifications but when the crash occurs nothing has appeared in the log. – Scott Gooding Nov 29 '12 at 16:28
the best thing to this bug is to build from source with a debug flag enabled. – rashad Nov 29 '12 at 16:34
I'm afraid you'll have to walk me through that as I am only new to this. – Scott Gooding Nov 29 '12 at 16:41
hmm. yes it will be hard for newbies. But another option is OSGeo4W uses mingw and msys. so running from a cmd line says anything?. Could you load any layers (raster or vector from it) – rashad Nov 29 '12 at 16:44

I have sorted the issue,

I guess while changing settings something got corrupted; an uninstall/reinstall did not fix this, so after an uninstall I manually deleted all references to Quantum, OSGeo and Python in the windows registry, re-installed and everything works again.

Thanks for your patience and help rashad.

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