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I apologize if this is a common issue, but I cannot for the life of me understand how to startup the program. I just finished installing for the first time, yet Blender will not even run. I had to do a fast 'print screen' capture of what happens when I execute "Blender.exe". The command prompt will briefly flash with the message "found bundled python: C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.79\python", and the main screen will appear before disappearing and closing altogether less than half a second later.

command prompt before sudden closing

So far I have done a clean install of Blender, repaired it, made sure I had Microsoft C++ package 2013 installed, updated my drivers, and even reinstalled python. Nothing has worked. Is there any solution to starting it up for me without it suddenly crashing/closing immediately afterwards?

As for PC specs, I use Windows 10 Operating system, and my G-card is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080. I have an i7 intel processor and 16 GB of Ram installed. Please let me know if you need any more information!

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Try to start Blender via PowerShell. Go to C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender, then Shift + Right Mouse Click over a blank area and choose Open PowerShell window here. Type ./blender -d and press Enter. It's like running Blender with double-click over the icon, but the PowerShell window should keep opened also if Blender quits. In this way, you could see if there is any error and, if yes, at least what kind of error is.

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