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MS-Dos running I am trying to run an MS-Dos.bat File but every time i does it shuts down is there any way to convert it so it will work on my system?

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  • kammy86 Jan 31, 2008

    Or find a way to get it running.. and to stay up..

  • kammy86 Jan 31, 2008

    The file i'm using is to connect to second-life and permit outside sl client control.. but there seems to be some issues that i can't seem to solve on my own..



    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?6a...

  • kammy86 Jan 31, 2008

    its suppose to run another file and remain open..

  • kammy86 Jan 31, 2008

    the bat file only has. .



    cmd start TestClient.exe --first Jerry --last Republic --pass lar --contact "email@gmail.com" --masterkey "d6bdd01d-f171-4cc1-b297-1f2e6ee98bba"



    which is the base code which is edited upon using it to login..

  • Edmund Lorenzen
    Edmund Lorenzen May 11, 2010

    Depends on the bat file and what it's supposed to do... usually when a bat finishes it script it just turns off... I can help more if I know what the bat is for or if you post the file somewhere so I can download it or view it.

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Give this a run...
put the file in your base drive (in C:/)
Start>Run> "c:">*insertfilename WITH ".BAT" at the end*

It will either work or just fail and leave the window open with whatever was displayed on the screen(hopefully, unless the bat has a "close window" command in the end of the file)

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  • Edmund Lorenzen
    Edmund Lorenzen Jan 31, 2008

    whoops missed something in what I typed before... "start>run> _CMD_>"c:">*insertfilename WITH ".BAT" at the end*"

    Sorry, But that bat you posted up there should only just runa program with a few parameters... I never seen any parameters to be run using a double - before.. You said it was for second life? I'll give it a run in a little bti when I install the game then.

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