Unable to get Setup to work...

DePriest, Jason R. jrdepriest@gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 00:47:00 GMT 2008

On Feb 8, 2008 11:29 PM, Mel Rosso-Llopart <> wrote:
> Every attempt to get setup to work has failed.  Either I get an empty
> directory tree for cygwin on my C: drive or setup aborts with the tradition
> XP failure window to send a message to Microsoft.  Some interesting
> symptoms:
> 1) Dr. Watson also aborts after trying to dump the setup dump
> 2) When the screen comes up to show my locations from which to select my
> download, it is always blank
> I have downloaded and installed cygwin in the past, but his is a new
> computer, new configuration.
> Suggestions on what else to try would be appreciated.
> Mel

If it is a new computer, did it come preinstalled with some sort of
anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-malware, firewall suite (like from McAfee
or Symantec)?  If so, there could be a conflict there.
Search the cygwin mailing list archives for details and examples.


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