The hard drive grinds away for a couple of seconds, then I
> get an Invalid Page Fault dialog with Python in the title
> bar. When I close the dialog, the DOS prompt returns, so
> it's not crashing the DOS window. No other windows appear in
> this sequence.
The good news is I can replicate it on my windows 98 box (and a
windows ME box). I've had no troubles on XP. It is triggered by
importing matplotlib.backends._gtkagg. That's all I know so far, but
I should be able to figure it out from here.
Thanks for the alert.