Beginner question: Error with the compiler

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    Beginner question: Error with the compiler

    I've learned html, css, some of java, and bits and pieces of other languages, and now I think its time to learn C++ because I can do a lot more with it then any other language. Well I took the first step to download the code blocks compiler suggested by this site.

    I did everything that the tutorial told me to, and then when it came to run the practice program by hitting f9, this message came up:

    "New Project - Debug" uses an invalid compiler. Probably the toolchain path within the compiler options is not setup correctly?! Skipping...
    Nothing to be done.

    Anything I can do about that?
    Thanks,
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    Did you download the version of Code::Blocks with the mingw compiler? If not, you should do so.
    It sounds like you haven't installed and configured a compiler with the IDE.
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    The compiler's directory may not have been set for some reason. Try recompiling
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    Ahhh thank you I figured it out. I just had to reset all the defaults... and now it works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by d3lilley View Post
    Ahhh thank you I figured it out. I just had to reset all the defaults... and now it works!
    How did you reset all to the defaults?

    Please, help me.
    Cause I have the same situation with first start of the Compiler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrka View Post
    How did you reset all to the defaults?

    Please, help me.
    Cause I have the same situation with first start of the Compiler.
    Try to locate your (Settings), then go to (Compiler and Debugger...), then find (Reset Defaults). I'm using CodeBlocks, but I figure it's the same with most compilers, you just need to keep looking.

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