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Toggle 16bit DOS application to Windows

By atiugk ·
We are using a Pentium 3 1GHz 512MB RAM PC, installed with a 16bit DOS CAD application running in Windows 2000 Pro. Although the CAD can run, it hang when toggle to Windows OS (Windows to DOS is OK). Please help.

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Solving a problem like this on a forum with so little information is really difficult. But, here are some suggestions:

- Check the properties of the CAD program's EXE. R-Click -> Properties -> Misc tab. In particular, ensure "Background: Always Suspend" is *NOT* checked. And, try reducing "Idle Sensitivity".

- Contact the maker of the CAD application and ask if it is supposed to work correctly in a "DOS box" on Windows 2000 and if there is anything special that should be done in order to do so.

Did this help with your problem?

-----Steve Jackson

Software Corporation (Softcorp)
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by atiugk In reply to Toggle 16bit DOS applicat ...

We have tried your suggestion. It is still the same. However, with Windows 95, 98, it is working fine but not for Windows 2000 & above. BTW, have you heard of CAD - Drawbase for DOS? FYI-the vendor who served us has fold-up.

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