Problem with Cygwin - corrupted other files in the system.

Michael Nelson mikenel@iapetus.com
Mon May 31 21:10:00 GMT 1999


user.exe is the 16-bit version of the User Interface routines for Windows.
It thunks all the legacy Win16 User APIs to NT equivalents.

-mike

----- Original Message -----
From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd@yahoo.com>
To: chezhiyan sivagurunathan <chezhiyan.sivagurunathan@mail.sprint.com>
Cc: cygwin users <cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 1999 4:10 PM
Subject: RE: Problem with Cygwin - corrupted other files in the system.


> --- chezhiyan sivagurunathan <chezhiyan.sivagurunathan@mail.sprint.com>
wrote:
> > I am working on Window NT 4.0 workstation. I have an application called
> > Outside View, which is used for my Daily Time Entry. This application
> > was running without any trouble.
> >
> > I downloaded Cygwin full.exe and installed it. After that when I tried
> > to use Outside View, it started Cygwin User installation. I downloaded
> > one self extracting file from internet today. After downloading, when I
> > try to intall that file, it starts the Cygwin User installation. I try
> > to install it once again, it says "file is corrupt".
> >
> > I found a file "user.exe" in my Windows Nt system directory. What is
> > this file ? I think this file is getting stated whenever I start Outside
> > View.
> >
> -8<-
>
> Yea, there's a "user.exe" in my system directory also and it's dated Jun
12
> 1997 and has a size of 47392.  Downloading and installing full.exe would
not
> have corrupted this file.  Many hundreds of people use this software and
I've
> installed it several times myself.
>
> However, if you downloaded user.exe and stored it in the system directory
> overwriting the user.exe that was in you system directory then it is most
> likely the problem.
>
> Your setup environment was clean.
> ===
> "Earnie Boyd" < mailto:earnie_boyd@yahoo.com >
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