Running a Dos Program

Posted: 05-05-2004, 08:21 PM
I have some old DOS based software called First Choice. It worked perfectly on my Windows 95 OS - but my new computer has XP - and when I try and install the software from the command prompt - I get a run-time error R6009 - not enough space for environment - any ideas?

Running a Dos Program


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John R Weiss
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Re: Running a Dos Program
Posted: 05-05-2004, 08:40 PM
"Ross" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote...
> I have some old DOS based software called First Choice. It worked
perfectly on my Windows 95 OS - but my new computer has XP - and when I try
and install the software from the command prompt - I get a run-time error
R6009 - not enough space for environment - any ideas?

Create a Shortcut from the installer program. Right-click on the shortcut
icon to get to the Properties. Go to Memory and set up some EMS and/or XMS
for it, and possibly reset the environment from Auto to a discrete value
like 512 bytes.


dgr
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Re: Running a Dos Program
Posted: 05-18-2004, 10:56 PM

I had the same problem. I have PFS:First Choice version 3.0 and a
trying to run it on an XP system.

I kept getting the infamous R6009 run-time error.

I tweaked first1.exe memory settings and compatibility mode.
Memory
Conventional:
Total: Auto
Initial Env: 4096
EMS: 16384
EMS: 16384
DPMI: Auto

Compatibility Mode:
Windows 98
(all other boxes unchecked.


BUT I found that I also HAD to do the following:

cd c:\choice
set HOMEPATH=c:\
set PATH=

Then I was able to run first1.exe from the command line
c: first1.exe

Hope this helps..


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