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Re: Cygwin crashes XP Pro
- From: Andrew DeFaria <ADeFaria at Salira dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2002 13:11:13 -0700
- Subject: Re: Cygwin crashes XP Pro
- Newsgroups: gmane.os.cygwin
- References: <002801c23fac$07ce4a80$ca285386@pinnacles>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Thomas Dewez wrote:
I am totally baffled by this problem and would appreciate any help. I
have been experiencing constant crashes of XP Pro on a laptop Compaq
Presario 2700 (intel 1GHz) running Cygwin 1.3.12-4.
The most noticeable symptom of an imminent crash is the fan speeding
up. The crash produces a Blue Screen of Death with error 0x96 or error
0xA (writing operation). I have checked the Microsoft knowledge base
to troubleshoot but none of the explanations proved relevant (as far
as I could see).
I can use cygwin for a long time if I am not asking it to perform a
CPU intensive task. However as soon as the task becomes too CPU
intensive, the fan starts speeding up and will eventually crash. The
time between the fan speeding up and a crash is variable and can last
a few hours if the CPU demand slows down.
I observed another symptom with the Task Manager. The "System" process
takes over 90% of the CPU power when the fan starts speeding up. I
tried compiling GRASS GIS yesterday and whilst XP crashed after a
while of executing the make command and outputing the result on the
screen, it remained perfectly intact if I directed the output to a log
file. Is this a sign of a poor interaction between XP and Cygwin? It
looks as though the memory cannot be released and the system dies when
the memory is filled up (I have 512Mb of RAM and 1350Mb of page file).
Any hint would be most appreciated
Sounds like a hardware problem to me.
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