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I have an engineer at the company I work for who is having a problem with Cygwin.  I have removed and re-installed it and so has he, and it will still not start.  When you click the Cygwin executable that runs the bask.bat it opens a window for about 1 second and then instantly dissapears.  Could this be a problem with other software he has installed that could interact with it?  Or is this a system file problem?  
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Instead of running it from the icon, start a command line (start->run->cmd.exe) and attempt to run it from there.    You'll see what error is being reported which will help you ascertain the problem.   Check out the icon properties to determine the exact command you'll need to start it.
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I will try this, thank you.  Maybe I can get some headway on this thing.
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I recently checked back with the user and he showed me that he can execute commands while in the cygwin\bin directory but from no other location, also the shell is automatically executing itself once he enters the folder in a command prompt.  This is very odd.  Any ideas anyone?
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Do you perhaps need to add cygwin\bin into your PATH ?    You can set that from "My Computer"->"Properties"    I don't run Windows so I can't tell you the exact location within there but if you click around a bit, you'll be able to find it.
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Excellent Idea, thank you.  I will try that as soon as possible!
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I added it to the path.  It now works in all command prompts.  But the cygwin still won't launch the bash.bat.  Very weird.
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