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Re: Setup hangs between "create icons" and "postinstall" und

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003, Peter S Tillier wrote:

> Will Marsh wrote:
> > I downloaded the latest version of Setup (2.340.2.5) and have tried
> > to
> > install it several times under Win ME 4.90.3000.  It always hangs at
> > the same point, right after "Create Icons", with the following
> > message
> > in a DOS window:  "This program has performed an illegal
> > operation and
> > will be terminated.  Quit all programs and then restart your
> > computer."  If I click on the "Details" box, all it gives me is "Fault
> > Location :   C000.0D66"    Restarting windows at this point and
> > trying
> > to run Cygwin gives the same message with a different "Fault
> > Location
> >:   C000.7A00"
> >
> > At this point, if I check C:\cygwin\etc\postinstall, all the files
> > have .sh at the end, none have the .done.  C:\cygwin\var\log doesn't
> > exist.
> >
> > I've tried the default install, the ALL install,  and the default + a
> > few packages.  Same results for all of them.  I've tried running setup
> > again over the top, same results.  I've tried deleting the whole thing
> > (directories, registry entries, Setup) and starting over, same
> > results.
> >
> > Any ideas or other things I should check?
> I guess you have checked that your Windows ME has all the latest service
> packs and/or patches applied?  Don't know if this will help, but it may
> be worth a shot.

Would you (Will) be able to try a setup debug snapshot? I've had some problems
using setup.exe on newly installed machines and in all cases the debug version
has worked.

See <>.


Elfyn McBratney (
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