Borland Turbo Pascal 7.0 graphics not working on windows XP

Posted on 2004-11-16
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi all!
I need to write a program in Turbo Pascal which uses Graphics, however I cannot make it work on Windows XP.  
I could partition the hard disk and install also windows98 however I still need the program to run on XP.
Can anyone help please?


Question by:saskya75

Expert Comment

ID: 12597239
Could you clarify "not working"? Are you getting an error message, freeze, or what?

Author Comment

ID: 12597590
I'm getting a graphics not initialised error - the program works fine on windows98.  I checked the path of the bgi files on my computer and it is correct
LVL 101

Expert Comment

ID: 12597861
Since Turbo Pascal was for MS DOS, is it compatible with Win XP?

New feature and membership benefit!

New feature! Upgrade and increase expert visibility of your issues with Priority Questions.


Author Comment

ID: 12598334
everything else other than the graph unit seems to work.  I was wondering whether anyone experienced the same problem with the graph unit.

LVL 17

Accepted Solution

Wim ten Brink earned 1500 total points
ID: 12616044
I think you'll have to check the compatibility options in XP and adjust them for your application. Furthermore, forget about using DOS applications within Windows XP because MS doesn't want to support DOS applications anymore.
You could download VMWare from http://www.vmware.com/ and install it. Then you can create a virtual machine and run your executable within this virtual machine. (After you've installed DOS or Windows on this virtual machine.)

Also keep in mind that Turbo Pascal is over a decade old now. It's still in use at some places but it's not really useful these days, unless you also have antiquated hardware... ;-)

Author Comment

ID: 12627292
I need to finsh an assignment in Pascal so i don't  really have a choice.  

Thanks for your helpful hints


Featured Post

Upgrade your Question Security!

Add Premium security features to your question to ensure its privacy or anonymity. Learn more about your ability to control Question Security today.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Applications for our next round of the Experts Exchange Scholarship Contest are starting to roll in. It made us wonder what our past winners are up to these days. Here's a look at what four winners experienced with the contest and what they're doing…
LinkedIn blogging is great for networking, building up an audience, and expanding your influence as well. However, if you want to achieve these results, you need to work really hard to make your post worth liking and sharing. Here are 4 tips that ca…
We’ve all felt that sense of false security before—locking down external access to a database or component and feeling like we’ve done all we need to do to secure company data. But that feeling is fleeting. Attacks these days can happen in many w…
Is your OST file inaccessible, Need to transfer OST file from one computer to another? Want to convert OST file to PST? If the answer to any of the above question is yes, then look no further. With the help of Stellar OST to PST Converter, you can e…
Suggested Courses

862 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