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Hello SPM community,

Our lab recently installed SPM8 after having used SPM99.  Since SPM8 is relatively new to us, I've been testing SPM8 to preprocess and analyze fMRI data.  The preprocessing step seems to be fine.  However, when I get to the Contrast Manager step to do some T and F contrasts, Matlab crashes and closes, and in the terminal window I receive the following error: "Segmentation Fault".  I tried searching in the archives to see if similar problems have occurred in SPM8, but I couldn't find any.

Here is the order of my batch job:

1. Realign
2. Slice Timing Correction
3. Normalize
3. Smoothing
4. fMRI Model Specification
5. Model Estimation
6. Contrast Manager <--- crashes here

Also there is a minor issue in the preprocesing in that the raw files I'm preprocessing don't get appended with an 'r' after realignment.

I am using Matlab 7.3 (R2006b) on a 64-bit computer with a Linux system.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Winfong Lee