Anaconda won't launch

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jonathan l

Nov 18, 2020, 1:18:23 PM11/18/20
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I have been using anaconda for a few months and suddenly it stopped working. I uninstalled and reinstalled it and I am having the same problem. Here is the error message I get.
"C:\ProgramData\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\setuptools\ UserWarning: Distutils was imported before Setuptools. This usage is discouraged and may exhibit undesirable behaviors or errors. Please use Setuptools' objects directly or at least import Setuptools first.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\ProgramData\Anaconda3\Scripts\", line 6, in
from notebook.notebookapp import main
File "C:\ProgramData\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\notebook\", line 49, in
from zmq.eventloop import ioloop
File "C:\Users\laryeajonathana\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python38\site-packages\zmq\", line 55, in
from zmq import backend
File "C:\Users\laryeajonathana\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python38\site-packages\zmq\backend\", line 40, in
File "C:\Users\laryeajonathana\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python38\site-packages\zmq\utils\", line 34, in reraise
raise value
File "C:\Users\laryeajonathana\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python38\site-packages\zmq\backend\", line 27, in
_ns = select_backend(first)
File "C:\Users\laryeajonathana\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python38\site-packages\zmq\backend\", line 28, in select_backend
mod = __import__(name, fromlist=public_api)
File "C:\Users\laryeajonathana\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python38\site-packages\zmq\backend\cython\", line 6, in
from . import (constants, error, message, context,

ImportError: cannot import name 'constants' from partially initialized module 'zmq.backend.cython' (most likely due to a circular import) (C:\Users\laryeajonathana\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python38\site-packages\zmq\backend\cython\"

Any help will be appreciated.

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