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I am running VB4 from Win95 from my hard drive, but we have recently updated our network to Novell 4.  When I shell out to DOS, I get the message 'Incorrect DOS version', and it won't run any commands.  When I go into DOS normally, it is running version 4.00, and will run the batch files I'm trying to run from VB.  Any idea where I can change/choose where to pick DOS up from?  
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by:dokken
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When you write the shell function, have it point to the location and filename of the command.com

so instead of having it say:  command.com   have it say (path)command.com

I had a problem similar to this, only with Win95 and dos apps over the network.
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by:bigc
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Thanks, that gets me into the right version of DOS, but I need to know how to run the batch file automatically.
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by:dokken
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Easy, did it a million times... put the path to the command.com as the first line of the batch file. Then use the shell as normal with the batch file.
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by:bigc
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Thanks, I'm sorted now.  Any idea how I now close this question and give you the points?
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by:dokken
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You should see some options at the bottom of the page... Excellent, etc. I think you are suppose to select the one for how helpful I was.  I've asked questions before, but never really paid attention to the screen.
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by:zimmy
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dokken,

This question is still open. YOU have to resubmit something as an answer before bigc can award you any points.

Good answer, by the way.

Zimmy
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