big trouble running lotus symphony 1.1 with win98

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I'm triying to run lotus symphony ver 1.1 from my win 98 pc, but every time I tried to open the application I receive the following message :

this program has perfomed an illegal operation

if I made click in details I get this info :

this program has found an invalid exception

  error location : C000:2A68
  INTERRUPTS : NONe
My PC is a AMD 1.7 Ghz, 128 MB RAM, 30 GB HDD

  help me please
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Commented:
WOW! I haven't visited this site in ages and ages.  
Now I find out there is one more Symphony user in
the world besides me.  Amazing.

I use Symphony 1.1 on a white box w/Intel CPU and
Windows 2000 service pack 3.  Never have a problem.

Way back in 1981 there was an Intel machine that wouldn't
run Symphony.  It was an AST 286 or 386.  There must have
been something proprietary about AST's which kept Symphony
from loading successfully.

The same is probably true with your AMD machine.  Symphony
was optimized for Intel architecture long before AMD was
conceived.  So you just may be out of luck.

Not much help, I know, but had to say something as one
sympathetic Symphony user to another.

 ....Mike


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Commented:
Thanks Mike, this was very helpful, I update my computer to windows 2k with sp2, now symphony it's working!!!!, thanks really,  I just have one final question, how do you control the printing?, I try to explain this, I send the file to print to my okidata 320 ML from symphony, works fine and the output it's good, but if for some reason I cancel the print from within symphony, turn off the printer and delete the job from windows spool, when I try to print something else the printer resume printing the file I already cancel, do you know any way to totally clear the printer spool, I try several things but nothing seems to work, hope you can give me a light with this, greetings, Tono

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Commented:
Thanks Mike, this was very helpful, I update my computer to windows 2k with sp2, now symphony it's working!!!!, thanks really,  I just have one final question, how do you control the printing?, I try to explain this, I send the file to print to my okidata 320 ML from symphony, works fine and the output it's good, but if for some reason I cancel the print from within symphony, turn off the printer and delete the job from windows spool, when I try to print something else the printer resume printing the file I already cancel, do you know any way to totally clear the printer spool, I try several things but nothing seems to work, hope you can give me a light with this, greetings, Tono

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Tono, I haven't printed anything with Symphony in years, and that was without going thru Windows spooler.  Frankly,
I don't know how you are doing that because I've never
sent a Symphony print job from this Win2k machine.  Seems
like the job would never hit the Windows spooler???

I used to print directly from Symphony to a Star NX-15 dot
matrix printer which is gathering dust over in the corner
of my office. But that was in the days of DOS and Win 3.1.
The printer, I think, has a small memory buffer and will
run on for a little while after cancelling a print job.  
Once the data gets to the printer, ya can't pull it back
through the cable.  :-)

Nowdays, whenever I have to print a Symphony file
I import it into Excel and print from there to an
HP inkjet printer.

Sure glad you got Symphony to work.  But for the most part
I avoid printers and know very little about them.

Regards,

 ....Mike

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Tono, I haven't printed anything with Symphony in years, and that was without going thru Windows spooler.  Frankly,
I don't know how you are doing that because I've never
sent a Symphony print job from this Win2k machine.  Seems
like the job would never hit the Windows spooler???

I used to print directly from Symphony to a Star NX-15 dot
matrix printer which is gathering dust over in the corner
of my office. But that was in the days of DOS and Win 3.1.
The printer, I think, has a small memory buffer and will
run on for a little while after cancelling a print job.  
Once the data gets to the printer, ya can't pull it back
through the cable.  :-)

Nowdays, whenever I have to print a Symphony file
I import it into Excel and print from there to an
HP inkjet printer.

Sure glad you got Symphony to work.  But for the most part
I avoid printers and know very little about them.

Regards,

 ....Mike

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Commented:
Thanks Again Mike

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