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DOS mode

June 12, 2009 at 10:23:54
Specs: Macintosh

When i try to install a CD for my phone so i can import pictures using the USB cable, a box comes up with loads of weird symbols and loads of writing, and it says at the top 'This program cannot be run in DOS mode.' Pleasee help i need to upload my pictures onto facebook asap!! Wb.

Also, if i have to change the settings will it affect other files on my computer?


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#1
June 12, 2009 at 13:21:01

macs don't have a dos mode...
you posted in the wrong forum.

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#2
June 12, 2009 at 15:30:51

Post in the "Windows" section please.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#3
December 10, 2009 at 20:03:50

Yes, I'm having a similar problem, too. I realize this is the
Mac forum...I have a Mac...and this is happening on my
computer, a Mac.

I try to open an .exe file and this pops up with a lot more
script under it...

MZê


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#4
December 10, 2009 at 20:05:20

And in the middle of all the gibberish at the top is a sentence
that says "this program cannot be run in DOS mode."

I realize that only Windows has DOS, so what we want to know
is WHY this would be popping up on a Mac and how to fix it.
Any helpful input is appreciated. Thank you,


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#5
January 8, 2010 at 07:59:24

And in the middle of all the gibberish at the top is a sentence
that says "this program cannot be run in DOS mode."

I realize that only Windows has DOS, so what we want to know
is WHY this would be popping up on a Mac and how to fix it.
Any helpful input is appreciated. Thank you,

You can't be serious...

Unix is NOT WINDOWS!

You can NOT run your application UNLESS you own a PC in sheep's clothing(an Intel mac) and are running windows at the time of install. No ".exe"(windows/dos executable) will run on Unix, PERIOD.

The mac section really needs to be split up between the true macs(pre-intel, mac OS 9, etc.) and the newer Intel clones running Unix. Too many PC questions in this section.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#6
February 3, 2010 at 11:28:40

The problem maybe that you are trying to open a .exe formatted file on Mac. .Exe Files
are not support on the mac unless you are on the windows side of the partition. Thus
when it tries to install using DOS, DOS is not there. It cannot install using DOS Mode.
trying downloading or finding a version formatted for Mac OS

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