DOS problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by karl_axe, Feb 6, 2003.

  1. karl_axe

    karl_axe OSNN Addict

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    i've been using XP for about a year now. i find everything to be fine (not mentioning XP is a big memory hog) but it seems XP has problems handling DOS applications

    am i correct or have i not learned enough? is their an XP setup that would enhance DOS progs?

    im a computer engineering student and i do a lot of programming in languages like Turbo C and assembly.

    my screen just stops responding when I run Turbo C in full screen. also, i have problems in accessing the printer port from DEBUG.

    pls help. tnx a lot. :happy:
     
  2. JohnnyGreb

    JohnnyGreb Guest

    Not sure if it'll help in this case, but it's worth a shot. Go into the properties of the program you are trying to run and set the compatibility mode to Windows 95 (or anything else) to see if it'll run better.

    -JG
     
  3. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    Because of the dos simulation nature of XP ,(NT) ,the "compatibility mode" is not a very good substitute for the config.sys and autoexec.bat facility of Win 9X which would allow much better individual integration of dos programmes.
    Myself I have not found one game for example that works with it ,although some such as "Cyberbox" work without it.
     
  4. JohnnyGreb

    JohnnyGreb Guest

    There's also a way to include the autoexec.bat and config.sys as part of the boot up. I'm not sure how to get it manually, but there's a twek in Xteq's X-Setup program that can turn it on.
    www.xteq.com

    -JG
     
  5. karl_axe

    karl_axe OSNN Addict

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    doesn't work

    i've learned about XP compatability features way back and seems to do nothing.

    i guess i have to downgrade.

    what do you think guys?