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Hi VincB49,

Without getting too technical what you have is trying to run a 16-bit program in an 32-bit environment. When a 16-bit trys to run in windows 2000 it runs in windows nt dos environment, anyway, try this: Click Start>control panel>system>Advanced- click on "Environment Varialbles"> In the user name for User_Name list click "TMP" and click edit> In the Variables Value box type:

c:\winnt\temp and click OK three times, close control panel. I hope this helps you, if not, hit me back, we have other options i.e. pathway applications.

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How to get to a MS-DOS prompt.
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Solution: MS-DOS users
Windows 3.x users
Windows 95, 98 and ME users
Windows NT, 2000 and XP users
Windows Vista users
Other PC Operating System users

MS-DOS users If you are running MS-DOS with no other operating systems, the computer should be booting into a MS-DOS prompt automatically unless you have a shell or other program loading automatically. If the computer is not getting you to a MS-DOS prompt, reboot the computer and as the computer is booting, press the F5 key when you see the message "Starting MS-DOS" or the MS-DOS version. This will load the default standard MS-DOS. If you successfully get to a MS-DOS prompt and would like to prevent the computer from loading the program that is preventing you from getting to a MS-DOS prompt, or if you would like to fix possible error messages you may be receiving when booting the computer, edit the autoexec.bat and/or the config.sys files.

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