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Failed to execute script runanki

Hello. Thank you in advance for your help and consideration.

I updated anki and was using it without any issues. Today I got a lovely message from my computer. The message was “Fatal error detected Failed to execute script runanki”. I uninstalled and tried installing a few older versions. That didn’t help. I googled the issue and saw that other people have had the same issue in the past. I followed the initial advice given to those people.

I got a few screenshots out of that.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update:
I tried starting up my computer this morning and running Anki and everything seems to be working fine as if there never was a problem. I have no idea what happened but it seems to be working fine.

It’s an issue caused by a Windows update, and completing the update + restarting once or twice seems to fix it.

Thank you very much.