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old DOS program not working in window XP command prompt

Discussion in 'DOS/Other' started by tks, Jan 19, 2006.

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  1. tks

    tks Thread Starter

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    Dear Sir,

    I have a computer program " PHASES" which was working in Window 95. But now in Window XP ( command prompt),though the program gets loaded and running, an error message " BAD FILE" and "Solution not closed" appears and it exits without completing the running. Is there any way to solve this problem? By editing registry etc?

    Thanks,

    T.K.S
     
  2. ZEUS_GB

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    Win XP doesn't have native support for DOS programs.
    You could try using the other command prompt. Type start > run > type command and press enter.
    You could also try using an MS-DOS emulator such as DOSBox.
    http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/news.php?show_news=1
     
  3. ChRoNo16

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    even better, right click on the dos program, there should be a priogram that says "Compatibility" enable compatiblility and set the scroll for windows 95, that should work
     
  4. blaqDeaph

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    For some programs, the native emulation that comes with XP doesnt seem to work that well, you may be wise to try both.
     
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