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DOS ERROR 4 (CLIPPER 5.02) on WINDOWS ME

By Ferdz ·
I'm recently working on a Windows ME installation. However, afterwards I cannot run anymore my DOS based programs.

For example, when running CLIPPER based applications, I encountered the following error : (DOS ERROR 4). I tried to fix it by editing the config.sys file to include the following lines:
FILES=120
BUFFERS=20

and add this line to the autoexec.bat/environment variables:
SET CLIPPER=F:115

Since Windows ME is merging this variables to the Registry the config.sys was blanked after re-starting PC.

Now, how can I make those DOS based applications run or how can I fix/circumvent the DOS file handling of Windows ME?

Thanks

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by nb_service In reply to DOS ERROR 4 (CLIPPER 5.02 ...

edit "config.sys" line
set clipper=E000

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by rmillswebmaster In reply to DOS ERROR 4 (CLIPPER 5.02 ...

Windows ME being a scaled downed version of Windows2000 has virtually eliminated DOS, look at documentation and installation disk for oldDOS folder and install files to use your old DOS based programs. For more detailed explanations on using and installing DOS in ME go to HELP AND SUPPORT as your setup is customized according to your machine. There are specific instructions for dos based drivers as well in msdos drivers documentation usualy found in windows root directory.

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by tjc In reply to DOS ERROR 4 (CLIPPER 5.02 ...

Very difficult question, since WinMe is not fully dos compatible and that the config.sys and autoexec.bat are virtually non-existant. I would suggest that you make the computer dual bootable with a dos partition and a winMe one. Then when you want to use the dos program you reboot to the dos partition.

you can also try the makecopat command from the start/run command.

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