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btreive will not close on exit

By dliby ·
I have a Novell 5.0 server and am upgrading the workstaions to Windows XP. I have a couple old DOS databases that run from the network and use btreive. When the program ends btreive doesn't close. It works fine with Windows2000 Pro. Since the program runs from the network I cannot use the compatability mode. Any ideas?

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by pierrejamme In reply to btreive will not close on ...

Couple of thoughts, you didn't mention the client used? You probably should be using 4.9SP1a and any other additional patches available.
Have you tried running program as a Windowes 2000 compatible, NT or even W95 or w98 Compatible?
NetWare 5.0 was not a good OS. I am having excellent performance from NW6.0.3 and 6.0.4 with pure IP. iPrint alone was worth the upgrade. tons of other features that i haven;t even explored yet.

Good Luck,
Peter

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by dliby In reply to btreive will not close on ...

I need to run IP and IPX on the server because of this DOS program (It is writtenin Clarion). The compatibility options are grayed out since the program is running from the server and not on the client. The client I am using is 4.9 sp1.

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by pgm554 In reply to btreive will not close on ...

Have you tried creating a PIF ?

To create or change a program information file (PIF)
Prior to creating or making changes to the PIF, please review the MS-DOS-based program documentation. Changing the PIF affects how the program interacts with Windows. The program might only work correctly with specific default settings.

Open My Computer.
Do one of the following:
If you want to create a program information file (PIF) for a program, locate the program and right-click it. Then click Properties and change the default settings to match the program requirements.
If you want to change the settings of an existing PIF file, locate the shortcut to the program file and right-click it. Click Properties and make the appropriate changes.
Notes

To open My Computer, double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.
Creating a program information file (PIF) for an MS-DOS-based program creates a shortcut to the program executable. All the settings saved in the PIF file are contained in the shortcut.
To specify whether an MS-DOS-based program starts in a full screen or in a window, change the Run properties on the Program (or Shortcut) tab.
To view MS-DOS-based program output on the screen faster, after clicking Properties in step 2, on the Screen tab, select Fast ROM emulation under Performance. Please review the documentation that came with your video card to ensure it supports Fast ROM emulation.
To increase the performance of the MS-DOS-based program, you can allocate more memory. To make this change, after clicking Properties in step 2, on the Memory tab, set Expanded (EMS) memory or Extended (XMS) memory to Auto, and no limit will be imposed. If you experience program errors, set the value in the Total window to 8192. For more information, click Related Topics.
The Properties dialog box has replaced the PIF Editor used in earlier versions of Windows.

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