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Re: Install Crashes Windows

Daniel Cowdery writes:
> For starters, I'm running Windows Vista 32-bit.
> I run the Setup.exe file and select all the extra modules I require (on 

Suggestion: First limit yourself to the modules setup.exe installs by default. 
After that is working, you can always run setup.exe again to pick up the extra
modules needed.

> top of the default install), the extra modules i install are; bison, 
> make, automake, libiconv, libtool, python interpreter, gcc, g++, gdb.
> The installation progresses all the way through downloading all the files, 
> then when it seems to be checking all the files it freezes then I get 
> the windows blue screen of death. When the computer starts up again 
> there is only the Cygwin libs it downloaded and half the installation in
>  my C-Drive. I've tried repeating this installation 4 times now (after 
> deleting all the old Cygwin files each time). I've disabled my AVG 
> anti-virus software, and tried a different download mirror each time but
>  still no luck.

It's unlikely to be the downloading, but possibly could be something triggered
by the post-install scripts.  Cygwin is entirely user-space; there are no device
drivers or other kernel-level parts to it.  User-space code can't crash the
system.  But there is specific software known to interact badly with Cygwin; we
call it BLODA.

As the FAQ page <> says,
merely disabling BLODA is often not enough.  You have to uninstall it.  Read
that page for reasons why.  Maybe uninstalling AVG completely will help.
Good luck,


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