Dos/Win16 programs won't run
Posted on 2001-07-31
Alright, I run 98 First edition and Win 2k.
A while ago, 98 lost my winmodem drivers and now I am forced to use 2000. (98 will NOT use the modem no matter what drivers I install... I hate winmodems)
Unfortunately, the reason I was using 98 in the first place over 200 was because 2000 developed an inability to run DOS and Win16 software.
I program software in DOS/Win16 and Win32 so this is a major problem. Not to mention many DOS and Win16 programs are still around that I need to run.
Basically, if I run a DOS program the box will popup, it and dissappear immediately. Some programs won't do anything either.
If I run a win16 program I will start it and nothing will happen, it will just end immedietly. DOS box programs like tracert or Ping will function but the window will close immedietly after execution, not to mention I can't run them from a command line (I must run them from the Run dialog in windows)
this is very frustating and there appears to be no reason why Win 2000 should be doing this.
I am also a computer technician/programmer so, a problem like this that is unresolvable is REALLY annoying.
I am getting ready to dump the Windows platform altoghether because of the stupidity of MS OS's.
Please help me. Thanks a million,