Hi, > 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). Aitor ------------------------------------------------------- This SF.net email is sponsored by: Splunk Inc. Do you grep through log files for problems? Stop! Download the new AJAX search engine that makes searching your log files as easy as surfing the web. DOWNLOAD SPLUNK! http://ads.osdn.com/?ad_idv37&alloc_id865&op=click _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user