16BIT DOS error

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Can someone help with this one. I cant run any dos apps in 2000. Someone told me to put this in my config.nt but he's not sure if it will work.

shell=%winnt%\system32\command.com /p /e:size
where "size" is the environment space you want.

But what dose environment space mean?

But when I type in command.com from start: Run: I get the same error.

Please Help
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Check your PC out at MS Updates: <a href="http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/" target="_blank">http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/</a>. There may be a compatibility update that you need. This can actually make a big difference, MS released a number of updates for Win2K when it was released.

To run "legacy" apps, I usually do so from a command prompt with the command:



%COMSPEC% /c /E:1024 c:\mypath\myapp.exe

(where c:\mypath\myapp.exe is the path and application's executable name. Enclose this in quotes if there are any spaces in the path, like "c:\program files\mypath\myapp.exe".)

You might want to toggle to the directory where the application is located first:

c:
cd\mypath

...for example. Many older apps get "lost" if you try to start them in a directory different from the one they are located in.
 
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