Windows XP, Compaq, Error COMIX/1001

Posted on 2008-11-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have a Windows XP at my place for personal use.Since Im working in a Solicitor Co my work is in normally  DOS based programs.Now i copied files related to the program to my personal PC but whenever i try to run the program it does open but after entering the sub-menu it shows the Error COMIX/1001 and quits the program.Please suggest a remedy so that i can use the same program at my home.
Error COMIX/1001  Open error: D:\MMDATA\MMESRT.DBF

                   < DOS ERROR 4 >

              QUIT       RETRY    DEFAULT

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Question by:Burjese
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    When you copied the files, did you make sure to register any dll's that you may have on your work pc?  
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    DOS error 4 indicates that there are not enough file handles.
    Edit the file: c:\windows\system32\config.nt

    Find the files setting and change it. It will look like this:


    It may be a different number. Whatever the number, increase it.
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    Good call shmoid.
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    Thanks samiam41.  

    Since Burjese's time zone  is almost 12:00 hours ahead of mine, I guess we won't know if that worked until tomorrow.

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    I'm on EST so I will plan to check on it tomorrow.

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