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forgot how to run dos program in 2000

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bubbalouie, Sep 21, 2003.

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  1. bubbalouie

    bubbalouie Thread Starter

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    Been so long since I had to do any thing in dos my mind has turned to mush, while I know this is the Windows 2000 forum thats where I'm trying to run this program and where I'm having my problem.

    I copied a dos program from a 2000 machine where it is working just fine and pasted it (via network) to a second 2000 machine, the program runs just fine except when it gets to the main data file where most of the data resides, then I get the error message, " too many open files" , now I remember you can go in and change the setings to open more files in dos but for the life of me I can not remember how to do it in Windows 2000. Any body out there take pity on me and refresh my memory?
     
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    Open the text file names CONFIG.NT in \WINNT\SYSTEM32, you can increase the number of files there on the FILES= line for the MS-DOS sessions.
     
  3. bubbalouie

    bubbalouie Thread Starter

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    thanks johnwill for the kick in the seat of the pants, I've become so used to windows based programs that when a DOS program rears its head everything I ever knew about DOS (and that wasn't a lot, I came into computers at the very end of the DOS era)goes flying right out. Another case closed, thanks again.
     
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