Startup bug in Matlab 2007b

February 19th, 2008 | Categories: math software | Tags:

There is an odd bug in Matlab 2007b that only seems to affect certain machines running windows. When you try to start it the splash screen displays very briefly and goes away, but Matlab never actually starts. The way to fix it is to create an environment variable called MATLAB_RESERVE_LO and set its value to 0

  1. John Alberts
    March 24th, 2008 at 20:03
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    Thank you! I had this problem on a couple of machines and I had no idea how to fix it until I saw your blog post.

  2. admin
    March 25th, 2008 at 01:37
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    You are very welcome.

  3. Aysun
    March 13th, 2009 at 20:43
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    Thank you very much, it helped a lot!

  4. rtan
    November 14th, 2009 at 07:36
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    I just upgraded my computer to Windows 7 and had this issue. Thanks for the solution!

  5. Nicolas
    December 15th, 2009 at 21:21
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    thank you very much guy!!!

  6. san san lim
    February 5th, 2010 at 17:37
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    Thank you, thank you, Arigatou, Danke Schön, merci, terima kasih………

  7. Ed
    February 18th, 2010 at 23:42
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    sorry, speaking as a person who has little to no matlab knowledge. can you send me a link explaining how to create this environment variable?

  8. Thanks
    March 21st, 2010 at 22:38
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    Thanks mate! This came just in time. Fixed the problem for Win 7.

  9. Denis
    October 5th, 2010 at 22:11
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    ed: the environment variable is a windows thing. just click start–> in the search programs and files, type environment. Then click new. add the environment variable as stated above.

    Worked for me!


  10. Nico
    July 4th, 2011 at 04:24

    Just fixed the problem for Win 7 too! Thanks Denis for the detail on the environment variables!

  11. Jimi
    February 13th, 2012 at 18:28

    tq…. my problem is now solved…

  12. Alisa
    April 18th, 2012 at 20:34

    Thank you! It solved my problem :) Just genius!