Compiled EXE will not run
Posted on 2010-03-30
We use some 'old' compiled EXE programs that run in DOS, generated from QuickBasic some time ago (last century!). The programs, origianlly wriitten in GW Basic and compiled via QuickBasic, run on a number of our XP pro PC's without any issue whatsoever. That is with the exception of a new Samsung NC10 Netbook that came upgraded from XP Home to XP pro. Whenever the user clicks the program icon, nothing happens. His desktop PC is a recently-purchased high-spec machine (pre-downgraded from vista to XP pro). The programs run on this machine without issue. The question is, why should these progams work fine on a PC, yet not run on another XP pro machine - albeit a 10" netbook.
It should be noted that the PC desktop icon for these exe's is the MSDos icon, whereas there is no icon associated with the exe's on the netbook version.
Any ideas, please?