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WordStar 3.40-1.0 problem in Windows 95B/98

Posted on 1998-09-14
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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
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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If answer yes, you answered your own question: WordStar is outdated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.
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