setup.exe crash

Max Offman
Mon Mar 23 09:29:00 GMT 2009

In case someone else has this problem ... after many years of working w/o a problem, setup.exe failed half way through an install leaving me with a busted WIN XP cygwin. I removed several Windows updates that i thought might have caused the problem but that didn't help. I tried my previous version of setup.exe and that crashed in the same manner. I then tried an even older version (from 2005 w/ size of 298 KB) and that worked! Here is the diagnostic:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="setup.exe" SIZE="585728" CHECKSUM="0x35ED28A0" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x10000" LINK_DATE="06/19/2008 08:22:31" UPTO_LINK_DATE="06/19/2008 08:22:31" />
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="setup.exe.04.exe" SIZE="415232" CHECKSUM="0x2F33FB67" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x10000" LINK_DATE="06/27/2007 08:21:53" UPTO_LINK_DATE="06/27/2007 08:21:53" />
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="kernel32.dll" SIZE="984576" CHECKSUM="0xF0B331F6" BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.3119" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.3119" PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.3119" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Windows NT BASE API Client DLL" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows® Operating System" FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.3119 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.070416-1301)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="kernel32" INTERNAL_NAME="kernel32" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0xF9293" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.3119" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.3119" LINK_DATE="04/16/2007 15:52:53" UPTO_LINK_DATE="04/16/2007 15:52:53" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />

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