setup.exe -> BSOD

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] BBuchbinder@niaid.nih.gov
Mon Sep 11 12:54:00 GMT 2006


John Smith wrote:
> Having successfully installed Cygwin on my desktop machine (XP Home,
> SP2, fully patched), I wanted to install it on my laptop (XP Pro,
> SP2, fully patched). I downloaded the current setup.exe and ran it,
> accepting the default values till I came to the "choice of mirror"
> screen. I chose my mirror, and clicked on "Next". The machine showed
> me a split-second Blue Screen of Death, then rebooted. Three repeated
> attempts brought exactly the same result.     
> 
> I fully realise that I am not providing enough information for anyone
> to solve my problem, but I do not know what else might be useful. I
> am happy to supply whatever info might help. For now, I am
> definitively stuck.   
> 
> John Smith

Tried re-downloading setup.exe?  Maybe it got corrupted.

You might also try a setup snapshot. http://cygwin.com/setup/snapshots/

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