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16 bit ms dos sub system

abdul_malick asked
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
we have a labour attandance machine, we need to transfere labour's date from machine to upload to web thru computer, if i click that dos based application it showing error message as " c:\....\...\download.pif invalid startup directory, please check your pif file. Choose clost to terminate the application ". system OS is windows xp professional.
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Do you click on a Shortcut?
if yes right click on the shortcut and open its properties.
check if "Start in " has the same path as Target program Folder.


yes i click on a shortcut, not in same path target programme and i couldnt see target programme in programme files.

Right Click on the Shortcut and go to properties. There is one button "Find Target" Click on it. This will open a window and will show you the program. In windows address bar see the path. This path must be copied in Shortcut Properties under "Start in".


in the propersite i can see only screen, misc, compatibility general program font and memory buttons only. i unable to attached screen shot with this page.

Can you run the program by double-clicking its executable file directly rather than a shortcut to it?

Is the actual file on Network? Is this shortcut's target is a network drive?
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