Error: Error in StartUp.ShowAgain at 153
When unchecking the 'Show this window when ArcView starts' box in ArcView's startup dialog the following error message appears:
"Error in StartUp.ShowAgain at 153"
ArcView is attempting, and failing, to write a text file called 'avstart.txt' into the HOME directory.
Solution or Workaround
The HOME environment variable path is not set correctly. The following steps describe how to determine its path.
- In ArcView, start a new Project, open a new or existing View, and click the Add Theme button.
- Clear the directory path displayed in the dialog box, type $HOME, and click OK.
The path displayed should point to where the HOME environment variable is set. Make certain that the environment variable is pointing to a valid path with a directory having write permission.
If the path does not change and the machine beeps, the HOME environment variable is pointing to a non-existent directory.
- Open the Startup file, located in the esri\av_gis30\arcview\etc directory, in a text editor such as Wordpad or Notepad.
- After the last line, start a new line and type the following command:
Substitute <pathname> with the desired directory.
- Click File > Save.
- Restart ArcView.