Creating a project in R2019a appears to send MATLAB into a loop

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Greg Lawrence
Greg Lawrence on 8 May 2019
Commented: Greg Lawrence on 16 May 2019
I have MATLAB R2019a ( Update 1) recently installed on a Windows 7 64-bit Thinkpad (including Bioinformatics and Statistics and Machine Learning Toolboxes, which I do not think affect the result here).
Whenever I try to create a new project, either via New->Project->Blank Project or command Proj1 = matlab.project.createProject, my MATLAB session appears to go into an endless loop (high CPU seen on Windows Task Manager) which cannot be stopped using Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Break, and eventually requires the MATLAB process to be cancelled completely (losing anything unsaved).
A directory tree appears to get created right away in ../MATLAB/Projects, but all sub-directories are empty, and no *.prj file can be found anywhere (either during the endless loop, or after cancelling).
Is there some trick (or not-so-obvious dependency) needed to get the new (with R019a) projects functionality to work?
Thanks in advance - Greg.

Answers (1)

Pruthvi Muppavarapu
Pruthvi Muppavarapu on 15 May 2019
Hi Greg,
System requirements not being met might be one of the probable cause of the issue. You could refer to the below link to check the system requirements of MATLAB R2019a:
Hope this helps.
Greg Lawrence
Greg Lawrence on 16 May 2019
It is a Lenovo Edge E320, with the only hardware update being an upgrade to 8GB from the supplied 4GB of RAM.
CPU-Z 1.88 shows the following for Mainboard:
cpuz mainboard.JPG
CPU-Z 1.88 shows the following for Graphics. I cannot see anything about Intel HD 3000 as such - I think it has the base Intel (Sandy Bridge) Integrated HD Graphics:
cpuz graphics.JPG
I cannot see how to get CPU-Z to show hard disk info, but Lenovo Tools shows the following:
E320 hard drive.JPG
It is supposedly a 320GB hard drive, but also has an approx 12GB recovery partition, so I presume the 285GB which Windows reports for the primary hard drive partition is the useable/formatted amount.
I did try reinstalling the machine's version of Java (JRE) to match the backlevel JRE version supplied and (presumably) used by MATLAB - Java 1.8.0_181-b13. This did not appear to change the result (loop/freeze on createProject), although I did have to cancel MATLAB the first 2 attempts after the reinstall, since it stalled/froze twice during startup.

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