frequently getting a STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION exception under win7
Tue Sep 7 03:30:00 GMT 2010
I was having this same issue. Cygwin Xserver was working properly under Win
XP, but the fork failure began occuring when I migrated to Win 7 Home Premium
32-bit. My issue was Microsoft Security Essentials was set to default which
allows it to real time scan all files/directories/real-time processes. If you
are also running this, I guarantee it is your problem (or at least one of
To resolve, open Security Essentials and navigate to the settings tab. Under
the "Excluded files & locations" menu, add the cygwin root directory
(C:\cygwin\ if you used the default install config). Under excluded
processes, add startx.exe, startxwin.exe, xterm.exe, and Cygwin.bat. These
files will all be in the C:\cygwin\ and C:\cygwin\bin\ directories.
Save the changes to the firewall and give it a shot.
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