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Invalid startup directory, please check your pif file

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by kkwikness, Jan 25, 2005.

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  1. kkwikness

    kkwikness Thread Starter

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    I get a 16-bit ms-dos subsystem error that says "C:\Dag... Invalid startup directory, please check your pif file"

    What is a "pif file" and how to I check it?
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    Program Information File. It is a term hanging over from DOS - which is fair as it is a DOS program you are trying to run. Right click on the shortcut, click properties and you will see a Start in and a box with (or not) a folder where the program can be found. That information is wrong in your case. Correct it.
     
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