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I have  old programms, written in C (MSC5) and Pascal (MSPascal 4) and using TCP/IP libraries of Novell Lan Work Place.
My programms run well with MSDOS and in a MsDos window 3.1, using the LWP TCP/IP stack.

I try to make my programms run with with windows95.

I downlowded several winsock libraries, linked my programs with, and I have, evry time, the message
"This program cannot be run in DOS mode"
Can any body help me to resolv this?

Thanks

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Seems like you took your old "networked DOS" programs, compiled your app as a Win95 program (with new WinSock libraries), and tried to run it under a DOS environment.

If you use Windows libraries (network APIs are no exception) you absolutely need to run your programs under the corresponding Windows environment, DOS 7.x nor DOS-boxes in Win95 are acceptable. The message you get is generated by a stub .exe executed by Windows programs run under DOS.

My advice is to recompile your app a Win32 console app. This allows you to keep a DOS-like interface and program structure while fully integrating in the Windows environment.

Davide Marcato.
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