getting cancelsynchronous IO error when starting mintty.exe from Windows XP desktop shortcut

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Jul 28 13:14:00 GMT 2016

On Jul 28 08:58, Douglas Coup wrote:
> On 7/28/2016 12:00 AM, prabhakar gupta wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >                  I had some problem during my installation of cygwin. I have pasted the contents of log below:
> > After getting the "installation cocmpleted" message I double clicked on the MINTTY.EXE shortcut and go the following error:
> > "The procedure entry point cancelsynchronousio could not be located in the dynamic link libraryKERNEL32.DLL". The error message window closed after that. I will appreciate if someone can help me to fix this problem. I have installed in on Windows XP SP3 and it is a fresh installation of cygwin.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Prabhakar
> > ************************************************************************************
> > 2016/07/27 23:21:06 running: C:\cygwin\bin\dash.exe "/etc/postinstall/0p_000_autorebase.dash"
> > [...]
> If this is the latest and greatest Cygwin, I believe the most recent release
> is the first release that won't work on Windows XP.

Cygwin 2.5.2 still runs on XP and Server 2003.  Only with the current
test release 2.6.0 XP/2003 support has been removed.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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