Solved

WordStar 3.40-1.0 problem in Windows 95B/98

Posted on 1998-09-14
1
152 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
I have a problem, but maybe it is a simple well-known one and you or someone else you know could help me solve it.

I am still using an old version of WordStar (3.40-1.0) on a Pentium computer.

On a computer where Win95a is installed, I exit from Windows and run WordStar and it works.

On the two other computers where Win95B and Win98 are installed, I exit Windows and run WordStar but it doesn't work. WordStar looks for the disk in the A: drive and then it gives me the message "@@@" (even if I insert a
disk in A: with its program files). I have then to press the "X" key to exit.

Also WordStar looks like it is working under the "Ms-Dos Prompt" window of Windows (any version), but basically all I could do is print files, because I can not save any modification (I open a file, write something, save it
but when I open it again nothing new has been saved).

I would like to know if there is any way to make the old version of WordStar working either after exiting from Windows, or in the "Ms-Dos prompt" window of Windows, or both.

Can you help me? Should I send a message to WordStar@cue.com?

Thank you in advance for your help.
Best regards,
Giovanni
0
Comment
Question by:giobex69
1 Comment
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
busuka earned 50 total points
ID: 1722803
Let me guess: computer, where WordStar works using Win95a, thus its
HDD(s) use FAT-16, and Win95B and Win98 use FAT-32 right ?
If answer yes, you answered your own question: WordStar is outdated
software and can't recognise FAT-32. Looks like WS trying to use
direct HD access. Check your FAT-32 PCs with ScanDisk, high chances
that WS "saved" file to wrong location. To prove this theory, try
to use WS on FAT-32 machine, but file should be on floppy, open it,
change and save it back to *floppy*. Then open file again. You
should see changes.
0

Featured Post

Swamped with email signature updates?

Have you been given a load of changes to make to your users’ email signatures? Having to manually implement multiple signatures for every department? Let Exclaimer save you from being swamped with email signature updates!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Storage devices are generally used to save the data or sometime transfer the data from one computer system to another system. However, sometimes user accidentally erased their important data from the Storage devices. Users have to know how data reco…
A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

914 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now