I purchased vfp8 some while ago after creating many exe programs from compiled foxpro 2.6 for DOS. I need to run foxpro in windows (7) to access usb (mainly since no modern computers/printers have parallel ports now). I have converted most of my programs to run in vfp8 (SQL not OOP) with no problems. Vfp8 creates a stand alone (exe) program with no problems but when I run it all I get is a blank screen with no reaction from the keyboard. The task Manager shows the program running. I can only think I have omitted or added something to create this situation. Having scanned the web for answers which have not solved my problem such as the "read" command being replaced by "read event" I am at a loss to know what to do. Can you please help me?