I tried uninstall-reinstall, tried 2.79b, and tried the portable version. Also tried running Blender.exe as Administrator, and checked for display drivers.

I am running Windows 10 x64 Enterprise. Have never installed Blender before.

I am using the built-in Intel graphics, on a i7-6700K CPU on an Asus Maximus XIII Extreme motherboard with 32GB of RAM.

What it does is show a terminal-window for about 5 seconds. I've tried capturing it to see what text it's showing but it's too brief.

Why does this program not run?

Feeling very discouraged. Any helpful help is appreciated - thank you. James

  • $\begingroup$ Your integrated graphics seem to fulfill the minimum requirements to run Blender 2.8. You could check if there is an updated graphics driver available, which could resolve the problem. downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29074/… $\endgroup$
    – Robert Gützkow
    Sep 29, 2019 at 22:57
  • $\begingroup$ Hardware questions are off-topic for Blender. You could ask on blender.chat $\endgroup$
    – Moog
    Nov 6, 2019 at 12:04

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same OS + memory 32GB, close down all other non-essential programs that are running in background. I had the same issue, nothing but a black screen for 15-30 secs,, but finally the blender main screen came up. I had to close it, then close some stuff running in the background ( had some downloads going, watching a video, but once I shut those down, it started without issue & didnt stop responding..

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you pakrat, but this has not helped despite many attempts. $\endgroup$ Oct 3, 2019 at 6:28

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