I cannot load RStudio. When I click on the shortcut it will not open. I have had this issue for several months now. The only solution is to uninstall then reinstall both base R and RStudio then restart my laptop. RStudio will then work until the next time my laptop has to restart.

Hi Prubin, no it doesn't. I get the following error code - C:\Program Files\RStudio>
[36732:0415/211024.996:ERROR:crashpad_client_win.cc(844)] not connected

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Yes, that is the expected output. So the problem has to do with starting RStudio but does not extend to R.

The next thing to check is whether the culprit is the shortcut or RStudio itself. (I would guess the latter, but it's not a good idea to assume anything.) The next time the shortcut fails to start RStudio, try starting it from a command prompt. You may need to dig into C:\Program Files\RStudio to find the full path to it. If it starts, the problem is with the shortcut. If it doesn't start, the problem is with RStudio.

If you find yourself having to reinstall again, try reinstalling just RStudio but not R and see if RStudio starts. If so, it confirms that R is not part of the problem.