I have been running Cygwin (1.7.7) under Windows Vista 64-bit, SP2 for at least a year, and had no problems with my installation at all until today.
I hoped this was a one-time occurrence, so I rebooted into Vista and tried to install
svn again; same result.
Next I completely removed Cygwin's directory, and all Cygwin registry entries; at this point, I tried reinstalling the base Cygwin system again. During the installation of
bash, I got another BSOD:
Apologies for the fuzzy pic, I had to shoot with my phone camera.
I googled for BSOD and Cygwin and found a post by Dave Korn mentioning that the only reasons Cygwin should cause a BSOD is because of either
ioperm.sys or some USB utilities. I have neither on my system.
Every time I have tried reinstalling, Vista BSODs; I have not had problems installing any other software packages on this Vista machine. How can I get Cygwin installed again (without reinstalling Vista)?