> Hello
> Sorry if this has been asked before.  I could not find definitive
> answers in the FAQs.
> 1.  I have an old DOS program that used to run under Windows-98.  It is
> the Giebler MIDI converter series of programs.
> 2.  Under Windows XP this garners a runtime error 200 (doesn't matter if
> I open a CMD window or not)
> 3.  When I boot in the old Microsoft DOS 6.22 diskette that I kept, the
> program continues to report the same error.

This means that the program was compiled using TurboPascal. You need to
get a patch for it (Google at TP RunTime Error 200 patch), it is unrelated
to whichever DOS you run it on.

> Now to the FreeDOS question:
> 4. If I create the DOS diskette with the fdos1440.img and the
> "rawreite.exe" will I end up with a disk that I can use similarly to the
> old DOS 6.22 disk.  That is to say, will it boot to FreeDOS and present
> me with a "DOS" prompt?  Will I be able to execute the program, do you
> think?

If I'm not wrong, it will give you the option to either install FreeDOS or
end to the commandline prompt.

> 5.  More importantly, will this diskette in any way alter my master hard
> drive (Windows XP) by writing anything to it?  This is what I hope to
> avoid.

Do not SYS or transfer system to your hard drive. There are already
documented ways to double-boot with WinXP if you wish to (search the
documentation and wikis).


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