I have a license and have used this.  I see it as a wonder you've gotten
this far.

John S Wolter
LinkedIn: johnswolter <http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnswolter>
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On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 10:55 AM, <mcelha...@usnetizen.com> wrote:

> I have a retail box copy of DESQview version 2.42 with all the
> accompanying manuals.  In the error messages appendix says the
> following about this error:
> "The DESQview command you performed tried to read the indicated
> DESQview file, but couldn't."
> "If you decide the indicated file is bad, delete it and then reinstall
> DESQview.  There is no harm in reinstalling DESQview over the same
> version of an existing system."
> In addition, it says:
> "Sometimes, loading memory-resident programs prior to starting up
> DESQview, or allocating too few DOS file handles (by the FILES command
> in your CONFIG.SYS file), can cause this error.  Also, if DESQview
> cannot find the .DVO (Open Window Menu) file this message will appear
> as a Startup Message."
> On an installation of this program that I have on an old computer, the
> DESQVIEW.DVO file is 249 bytes.  You are correct that QEMM is not
> required (at least for the version I have) because I am running
> DESQview 386 using MS HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE without problems.  This
> is because some IBM drivers I have for this old computer would not
> work with QEMM.
> I don't know if this is of any help, but it's all I know about the
> problem.  Good luck.
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