--genkey fails: fatal: rndw32: get_seed(slow) failed: rc=2

simonst@WellsFargo.COM simonst@WellsFargo.COM
Wed, 23 Feb 2000 14:25:43 -0800

Can anyone help me get through the install on my new Win32 GnuPG?
It fails when trying to --gen-key with error message:
	gpg: fatal: rndw32: get_seed(slow) failed: rc=2

The console & dir listing are below (my PC is running WinNT 4,SvcPack3).

D:\Tws\Download\GnuPG>gpg --gen-key
gpg: Please note that you don't have secure memory on this system
gpg (GnuPG) 1.0.0f; Copyright (C) 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.

gpg: It is only intended for test purposes and should NOT be
gpg: used in a production environment or with production keys!
Please select what kind of key you want:
   (1) DSA and ElGamal (default)
   (2) DSA (sign only)
   (4) ElGamal (sign and encrypt)
Your selection? 1
DSA keypair will have 1024 bits.
About to generate a new ELG-E keypair.
              minimum keysize is  768 bits
              default keysize is 1024 bits
    highest suggested keysize is 2048 bits
What keysize do you want? (1024)
Requested keysize is 1024 bits
Please specify how long the key should be valid.
         0 = key does not expire
      <n>  = key expires in n days
      <n>w = key expires in n weeks
      <n>m = key expires in n months
      <n>y = key expires in n years
Key is valid for? (0) 2y
Key expires at 02/22/02 12:29:29
Is this correct (y/n)? y

You need a User-ID to identify your key; the software constructs the user id
from Real Name, Comment and Email Address in this form:
    "Heinrich Heine (Der Dichter) <heinrichh@duesseldorf.de>"
Real name: Tom Simons
Email address: simonst@wellsfargo.com
Comment: GnuPG 1.0
You selected this USER-ID:
    "Tom Simons (GnuPG 1.0) <simonst@wellsfargo.com>"

Change (N)ame, (C)omment, (E)mail or (O)kay/(Q)uit? o
You need a Passphrase to protect your secret key.

Enter passphrase:

gpg: fatal: rndw32: get_seed(slow) failed: rc=2
secmem usage: 2304/2304 bytes in 7/7 blocks of pool 2304/16384

 Directory of D:\Tws\Download\GnuPG

02/23/00  11:57a        <DIR>          .
02/23/00  11:57a        <DIR>          ..
10/09/99  08:41p                74,946 de.mo
04/07/99  10:05p                65,536 entropy.dll
10/09/99  08:41p                54,506 es_ES.mo
10/09/99  08:41p                74,321 fr.mo
02/23/00  10:51a               470,990 gnupg-w32-1_0_0f.zip
10/11/99  02:05p               466,944 gpg.exe
10/09/99  08:41p                68,582 id.mo
10/09/99  08:41p                71,022 it.mo
10/09/99  08:41p                73,772 pl.mo
10/09/99  08:41p                69,527 pt_BR.mo
10/09/99  08:41p                71,419 pt_PT.mo
02/23/00  11:57a                     0 pubring.gpg
09/18/99  01:01p                20,426 README
10/08/99  06:59p                 3,850 README.W32
10/09/99  08:41p                25,339 ru.mo
02/23/00  11:57a                     0 secring.gpg
              18 File(s)      1,611,180 bytes
                          4,192,899,072 bytes free