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Double clique on Icon but program doe'nt run. Have tried your solution given under FAQ , but it still dos'nt work.

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Right click on the icon, select 'Find Target' then see if it leads to real executable, like *.exe, rather than just another shortcut, like *.ink.

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This occurs when you are trying to install an older program on modern machines. Old DOS-based software can sometimes be run in a window, but may require much manual setup. Older Windows-based software may be restricted because the programmers, knowing the software would not run on Windows 95, let's say, had the software look for the Windows 98 identification. Unfortunately, while those programs may well run under Windows XP, since the program is only looking for Windows 98, it see this as in incompatible operating system. Therefore Microsoft gives you the ability to run these programs in a "run as" mode. You select which OS you wish the software to "see". So if your setup program won't run because of this issue, try this: Right click on the setup program icon, select the COMPATIBILITY Tab, and try using COMPATIBILITY Mode. Tinker with the setting and retry to load the program. Hopefully you have a good outcome. Of course the better solution is to get a version of the software that is updated and compatible with the current OS, but this is not always possible.

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DEAR SIR I HAVE COMPAUTER HP COMAQ DC 7900 I WORK WITH SOME PROGRAM WORKING IN DOS .. THAN I NEED INSTALL DOS OPERATING SYSYTEM THE COMPUTER DON'T RESPON ... ALSO THE COMPUTER DON'T HAVE LPT I BRING CARD...


the best way to do this is probably use windows and run dosbox for windows. What it does is it emulates DOS and lets you run any program that requires dos. Because your computer doesnt have a LPT port. and nowadays only drivers for dos or newer operating systems come with the card. installing the driver in windows then running dosbox, it will see the LPT port.

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http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/dosbox/DOSBox0.73-win32-installer.exe?download

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Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego I believe is an old DOS game. It won't run properly in Vista but if you use a DOS emulator then you can properly run the game in vista cause your fooling the program into thinking that its running in the old DOS environment.

Try DOSBOX, its a dos emulator that runs in windows and it allows you to run those old DOS games. Go to www.dosbox.com its a free program and it comes with instructions on how to use it.


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How to install a software program can depend on the operating system being used and the program being installed. Because of all the different possibilities, we have created the below steps as guidelines for installing programs in each of the major operating systems.
Notice: This document has been created as a basic overview on how to install software programs, games, and utilities on your computer. If errors are encountered during the installation, this document will not cover those errors.
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Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, and XP users
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General Tips
  • Make sure your computer meets the requirements of the program, game, or utility you are attempting to install.
  • The manuals for the program or the readme file located in the same directory as the install commonly contain exact instructions on how to install a program.
  • After installing or during the installation, a program may need to install other programs, files, or utilities before it is able to run. If this is the case, the program will commonly prompt you to install the program or you may need to run a separate install before the program can be fully used.
  • When installing a program, utility, or game, it is always a good idea first to close or disable any other programs that are running.
  • After installing a new program if it prompts you to reboot the computer, do it.
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, and XP users Many software programs, games, and utilities have an AutoPlay feature that will automatically start the setup screen for the software program when the CD is placed in the computer. If your program, game, or utility contains this feature, run the installation through the screen that appears after inserting the disc.
If you are installing a program, game, or utility that does not contain this feature or you are installing a program from a floppy diskette, follow the below steps.
  1. Open My Computer.
  2. Within the My Computer window, open the drive that contains the installation files. For example, if the files are on a floppy diskette, open the A: drive. If they're on a CD or DVD open the D: drive or the letter of the disc drive.
  3. Within the drive that contains your files, locate either a setup or install file. Double-clicking on this file should start the installation for the program, game, or utility. If you see multiple setups or install files, try to locate the Application file or double-click each of setup or install files until you find the file that starts the installation. Many times the icons associated with the installation files have the same name.
An alternate method of starting the installation in Microsoft Windows
  1. Click Start and Run.
  2. In the Run Window, type x:\setup or x:\install where x is the letter of the drive you wish to start the installation from. For example, if you are attempting to install a program from the floppy disk drive you would type a:\setup or a:\install.
MS-DOS Users Users installing a program from Microsoft DOS should have a basic understanding of the MS-DOS commands. If you are unfamiliar with any of the commands listed below, click the link to get additional information and examples on the commands.
  1. Before installing a program in MS-DOS, you must switch to the drive and/or directory that contains the installation files. If you are installing a program from a CD or diskette, switch to that drive. Additional information about switching drives in Microsoft DOS can be found on document CH000515. If the installation files are located in a different directory, use the dir command to list the directories and the cd command to switch into the appropriate directory.
  2. Once you are in the directory or drive that contains the installation files, run the executable for the setup. Many times this can be done by typing setup or install at the prompt to start the installation. If both of these commands give a bad command or file name error message, type dir *.exe or dir *.com or dir *.bat. These commands will list any executable files; if any files are listed, attempt to execute these files to run the installation or setup of the program. If no files are listed when typing all three of the above commands, it is possible that either you are in the incorrect directory or drive letter, or that the program.
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Program Vista Home Error Message: config.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and windows applications.


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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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HAL - Hardware Abstraction Layer (hal.dll)
HAL is Microsoft’s abbreviation for the Hardware Abstraction Layer, the technology and drivers that let the Windows NT, 2000, and XP operating systems communicate with your PC’s hardware. HAL is one of several features–along with the NT file system (NTFS) that replaced the much less secure MS-DOS–that make NT-based operating systems more secure and reliable than Windows 95, 98, and Me.
HAL.dll prevents applications from directly accessing your PC’s system memory, CPU, or hardware devices (such as video and sound cards)–a method that can prevent many device conflicts and crashes. Unfortunately, HAL.dll sometimes also slows or stops DOS games and programs, which need to load their own memory managers or control hardware directly for better performance.
With HAL.dll in the way, developers must rewrite or even abandon their older software in favor of newer, HAL-compatible versions. Microsoft has pressured hardware makers to provide or support technologies such as MMX, DirectX, and 3D graphics language OpenGL, all of which allow fast but indirect access to the advanced high-performance features of video, sound, and CPU hardware. Such access also makes for a better visual experience when using Windows for Web and productivity applications; improved graphics performance is evident all over Windows XP’s new user interface.
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if the program requires windows that means it was design to work with windows and not with DOS.. you may want to get an old version of the program that will actually run under DOS.. usually you may be able to do the opposite which is to run DOS program on windows.

if possible try to get a DOS version of the program you are trying to run, or better.. upgrade your operating sytem so you can run your program and possibly other DOS programs.

post the program you are looking to download and confirm what operation system you're running and I'll try to look for it with you.

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