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Trouble running old DOS program

By Guy West ·
I have an old DOS program (EED3) that uses expanded memory page frames. I tried unsuccessfully to make it run on Dell machines and then found out while searching MS's KB that a Dell machine can't run EMM386 because of EMS page frames. I then tried loading my program on an HP Pavilion a couple of years old that I have at home. It worked well so I bought a HP Vectra420 at work and now it installs but I get an "emm386 has detected error #1 in an application at memory address C000:1208" when I try to start the program. I've adjusted my config.sys file many diferent ways but have had no luck in getting the program to run. Any ideas anyone?

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The OS is 98SE. Maxwell, thanks for all your comments and links. I'm not loading the debugger. I'm adjusting the config.sys in many diferent ways. At the moment I think something is conflicting and I'm trying diferent "X=????-????" after device=c:\emm386.exe ram=2048. Any more ideas greatly appreciated.

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From your information, you are trying to run a DOS program from inside win 98. Tried booting to the command prompt and running the program ? Noticed within Win ME that if the DOS window is fully expanded then it takes control of the drive it is accessing and is very happy and runs @ CPU/Ram speed, Win 2000 PRO ran like a dog with minimal DOS window (200 MGHZ ran faster).

BTW My system does not mention memory

SET windir=C:\WINDOWS
SET winbootdir=C:\WINDOWS
SET COMSPEC=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM
SET PATH=C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND
SET PROMPT=$p$g
SET TEMP=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
SET TMP=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP

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The video cards memory address was conlicting with the program. I put in a different video card and now the program works. Thanks for everyones help.

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