Mintty.exe not found

marco atzeri
Wed Mar 13 18:33:00 GMT 2013

On 3/13/2013 6:17 PM, James F Ross wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I have been using cygwin successfully for months, but today it
> suddenly crashed and would not open.  I tried rebooting my computer,
> but all I get is the error "Windows is searching for mintty.exe.  To
> locate the file yourself, click Browse."  I know mintty.exe is the
> main shell executable.  It opened fine this morning before it
> mysteriously crashed.  I tried reinstalling cygwin (I did not
> uninstall first, but merely ran setup.exe with the same packages that
> I used last time I installed it).
> Has anyone had this issue before?  I've done a fair amount of
> searching for this but I haven't had much luck.
> Thanks
> James Ross

hardware failure ?
Have you checked the consistency of the filesystem ?

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