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Software runs until I power down at next power up software dies.

The program is Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing for Kids, a Win 95 progam. I'm running Win XP. After restarting the computer if I click on the clock in the program ( to run a timed touch typing drill) I get the error that the program has an error and needs to close. If I reinstall the program it will run until I shut down the machine and then give me the error after I start it again. I have XP set to run the program in Windows 95 compatibility.

- Steve

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  • stevemason Jan 25, 2009

    The error is a standard XP error box. It says: "Mavis Beacon For Kids Program File has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." It goes on to say: you may lose any info, "Please tell Microsoft about this problem" and that an error report has been created.

    Mavis has a log file which I guess was created on installation. It has 17 lines in it and 16 of those lines say copying different files.

    One file says Deleting Mavkid.RGS. This occurs right after Mavkid.RGS was copied. Do you think that's a problem?

    - Steve


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I would suggest purchasing the version of the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing v 1.5. It's compatible with Windows XP. I've also looked at the software description and you are able to select the age group of the typing test.
However, if some reason you have to continue with the same version. What error message do you recieve?
Thank You, Raphael

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