>>> import sys >>> for pypath in sys.path: ... print pypath ... C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\python27.zip c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.2\arcpy C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.2\Lib C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.2\DLLs C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.2\Lib\lib-tk C:\WINDOWS\System32 C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.2\bin C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.2 C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.2\lib\site-packages C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.2\arcpy C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.2\ArcToolbox\Scripts >>> print 'Running against: %s' %sys.version Running against: 2.7.5 (default, May 15 2013, 22:43:36) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] >>>
Here too ArcMap just disappears after starting no matter which geoprocessing tool.
I'm using Windows 8.1 and ArcMap 10.2.2.
I could solve the problem by unchecking the following option :
Geoprocessing --> Geoprocessing options --> Background processing --> Enable : uncheck this option
Well I talked to ESRI support and turned out to be two different issues:
1) Background Processing was enabled (by default). To turn it off to go to Geoprocessing > Geoprocessing Options and unclick it.
2) Windows 8.1 is not a supported OS (yet). So I need to rollback to 8.0