Where to load a TSR in Win2k

Posted on 2003-03-15
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I downloaded a TSR utility named ID-Ring which monitors the modem and detects when the phone rings and so on but when I try to execute the program from the DOS prompt it doesn't give an error but it also doesn't show up in the "processes" window.  The program says it should be loaded before any other communication software but I am using the win2k fax service which is loaded with windows startup.  Is there a place mabye in the registry where I could add this program and have it startup (and work) from in the registry or somewhere else besides just at the DOS prompt in Windows? Thanks.
Question by:derek47d
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Try this. I don't if it will work if this TSR is 16BIT or DOS based program

FireDaemon is a utility that allows you to install and run virtually any native Win32 application or script (eg. BAT/CMD, Perl, Java, Python) as a Windows NT/2K/XP service. FireDaemon features easy configuration (via GUI or XML), a low memory/CPU overhead, subprocess prioritisation, custom environments, CPU binding plus monitoring and logging to the event log and on-disk log files.
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Troubleshooting MS-DOS-Based Programs in Windows

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(As Crazy hinted...)

This program is a DOS TSR, therefore it can only run under a DOS environment. When running Windows 2000, the DOS environment is only emulated for old apps as you run them (for backwards compatibilty), but no DOS programs can exist within the Win2K system itself - it is a completely different operating system.

So you'll never be able to run this TSR to monitor your Win2K fax service. It's only use (in theory) would be to monitor another DOS comms program loaded after it in the same (DOS-emulated) command session.

Basically, you need a different program for W2k...
sorry :-(


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thanks anyhow...

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