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Getting qBasic to work

November 2, 2005 at 18:31:21
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 1.5GB Dual Channel DDR SD

I am trying to get it to work for winXP, yet it says there it must close with either ignore or close... either one closes its attempt to open up qBasic. How do i get it to work?

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#1
November 2, 2005 at 21:51:01

Never tried QBASIC on xp. Some of Microsoft BASIC's have a timing problem above a certain speed. There are free BASIC's that may be more compatible - FREEBASIC is one that I have used.

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#2
November 2, 2005 at 21:51:47

what?


If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.

M2


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#3
November 3, 2005 at 03:22:52

QBASIC 4.5 works with w2k on a PIII 933.


If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.

M2


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#4
November 3, 2005 at 11:09:47

I'm currently running QBasic 1.1 (which was a required version for my course) on WinXP. below is how to install

Make a folder on your drive named 'qbasic'

Then go to http://www.geocities.com/Area51/5967/qbasic.html

Click on the (broken) picture beside Download Qbasic 1.1, which is about halfway down the page. You will see an alert window after you click. Choose 'Save'. Once you click the 'Save' button, a window will open showing the directories and files on your PC. Navigate to the 'qbasic' directory you created above and save the file (named olddos.exe) to that location.

To install the program, double click the olddos.exe file you downloaded. Note the warnings. MAKE SURE you have the olddos.exe safely in your qbasic directory (that you created) before double-clicking.

The olddos.exe file will extract a number of files associated with QBasic. To run simply double-click the qbasic.exe file


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#5
November 3, 2005 at 20:12:07

I did that, but i get the SAME error message as when i tryed to install the setup on the other version.

Dell Dimension 4600
Intel Pentium 4 2.6Ghz w/ HT and 800Mhz fbs.
1.5GB DUAL CHANNEL DDR SDRAM RAM 400mhz
ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 128MB DDR
120GB ATA 7200HD
Sound Blaster Live! 5.1
4.1 Al


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#6
November 3, 2005 at 21:25:59

It works under W98SE.


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#7
November 4, 2005 at 08:16:55

Is it saying something about win32?
Because this happened to me, and you have to make a copy a file, but I can't remember which one at the moment. What is the exact error message?


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#8
November 4, 2005 at 18:24:07

It says

"The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

Dell Dimension 4600
Intel Pentium 4 2.6Ghz w/ HT and 800Mhz fbs.
1.5GB DUAL CHANNEL DDR SDRAM RAM 400mhz
ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 128MB DDR
120GB ATA 7200HD
Sound Blaster Live! 5.1
4.1 Al


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#9
November 7, 2005 at 10:47:58

Tried these?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889506

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767&Product=winxp


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