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Old 07-11-2006, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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good afternoon

been trying to open a ms-dos application exe file for going on three weeks now. when i click it a black screen flashes on and off
been working with microsoft with this problem for a while and below is the last reply i got from them , guess they got tired fooling with this old man.well anyway when i r-click the file it has no program tab or close on exit box.
if someone has a idea , i sure would appreciate it.
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reply from ms news group


OK. The OS is opening a console window, and running the program. The
program runs and completes in a flash, and the window is closed. More
than likely there's a message in that console window that would tell
you something about what went wrong. So, find the *.exe in Windows
Explorer, and right-click it. Click the "Program" tab, and make sure
there's no check-mark in the "Close on exit" box at the bottom of the
box. Now click "OK" to close the box and double-click the exe to start
it
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Have you tried setting compatiblity setting for the program?

Right-click on the specific file, go to the Compatiblity tab, set compatiblity to Windows 98, and run in Full Screen. This makes the program run much faster.
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thanks for your reply i sure do appreciate it. yes i have tried to open it in all the compatiblity modes , i have been messing all day trying to open it in the command prompt the full path to the file is C:\Documents and Settings\larry\Desktop\dhauzimmers drivers saitek.
if you could tell me excalty what to type in the command prompt to get to it i would be gratefull.
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what happens when you launch from the command window?
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never have got command promt to bring it up last time i tried (this am) i got cannot find path.
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