newbie - running blender

Hi all!

I found out about blender just a few days ago, and from the little bit I played around with, it seems great! :smiley:

The thing is, when I run blender i get a command prompt window with the following :

‘import site’ failed; use -v for traceback
sys_init:warning - no sitedirs added from site module.

Blender still works, but if I close that window it closes blender as well.

I tried running “blender -v” through the command line, but then all I got was the version number (2.32).

I’m running winxp and am connected to the net via a router.