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8th February 2003, 19:50
i upgraded to win xp pro from win me and now when i run a dos programe (i tried loads) it minimizes after a fw seconds. this happens again whn i re-fullscreen it. it never happened before!!
HELP!! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
8th February 2003, 20:03
goddammit two of you have read it, SAY SOMETHINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!
(actually i just typed this cos i accidentally deleted my subscription to this thread)
8th February 2003, 20:13
XP & dos games arent a great mix, some work, some cause other problems.
Try the compatibility mode options, but i doubt it'll fix it. There may be something running in the background so it might be worth disabling any programs running, av scanners, firewalls etc to see if theyre causing problems, but it sounds like just plain incompatibility.
If you formatted your drive using fat32 you could make a dos boot disk and run them from the command line, but if you used ntfs, and dont have enough space left on your drive for a fat partition you'll have to either re-partition your drive and dual boot dos 6.22/98/me and XP or perhaps burn them to cd and run them from there, but that's a lot slower than hard drive and some games wont run off a cd.
8th February 2003, 20:19
compatibility dosnet work and ive tried closing all b 4. (new task manager sux tho, u cant tell what youre closing xcept if u can see it on the apps tab)
8th February 2003, 20:23
The XP task manager is great. Click the processes tab instead of the apps tab. ;)
8th February 2003, 20:25
but what does it all mean!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
8th February 2003, 20:26
Yeah, I like XP's task manager. It's on of the few things about XP that I like.
8th February 2003, 20:56
*grumble* ...pickin on me...bastards...*/grumble*
Scar Da Kookee
8th February 2003, 20:59
try to find a windows executible for the DOS game
like quake had Winquake
DOS quake WILL NOT run in XP
but WinQuake will with out any problems
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