As you might gather from the title, I had issues ... with my Eve install.
I run multiple concurrent sessions of eve, described in more detail in http://foo-eve.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/running-multiple-eve-launchers-my.html
Compared to many of you, I also have a poor internet connection, so I also run with downloading with all data.
The first symptom was the Eve launcher warning me that I had problems with the cache of the skins file.
The second symptom was that after that Eve would not start. The task manager (I run windows 8) showed there was something running, but nothing would happen. And I could not even get the above error message.
I tried using the task manager to crash Eve to restart.
I tried rebooting my computer ( always try this ).
I tried evefile.exe
I tried different install folders
All of these failed. Sigh.
Ok delete the Program Files (x86)\CCP folder and reinstall. Still failed .... Grr.
Delete the local cache folder ... and restart ... Nope
Delete %localappdata%\CCP\EVE and restart ... Success. I can log in.
Download on demand makes the initial Eve experience much faster.
I am still not sure about everything. I tried to bring up a PI management window and can now have a largely unusable session with a black screen, apart from what is behind the overview window. I can't bring up the options window (for a safe logoff).
I logged a Help desk ticket (being able to paste but not write makes this frustrating but *shrug*, whenever you are lodging help desk tickets, it doesn't take much.
But ... for those who sent me emails the last couple of days, this is why I have been slow to respond