can not printing in dos

July 20, 2012 at 11:16:55
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when i want to print a document in DOS
i get this error each time
prtlsr:cannot allocate 29900 byte area buffer graphic
how can i solve this problem?

Thank You


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#1
July 20, 2012 at 13:16:20
Hi Ashkanita,

Is your operating system pure dos?

Or are you running dos under somehing else like dosbox?

What is the program you are trying to print from?

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#2
July 20, 2012 at 13:52:41
its not pure DOS , i run it under WINDOWS XP . and the document that i want to print is written under the FOXPRO program

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#3
July 20, 2012 at 22:09:18
In XP what you call "DOS" is in fact NTVDM (New Technology Virtual DOS Machine), and is quite different from "pure standalone MS-DOS".

The main difference is that NTVDM does not allow direct port access......

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#4
July 21, 2012 at 03:23:39
Hi Ashkanita,

suggest you try having Foxpro print to a file.
Then see if you can access the file and print with a different program e.g. word.

Other thoughts:-

a) you could try searching on some of the Foxpro User Group forums, as almost certainly someone there has already experienced and cured this problem.

b) Windows versions of Foxpro are available.

c) dos programs generally each had their own drivers for the printer being used. Because of the age of these programs, the printers would be old style now.
Possibly your dos Foxpro may not support the printer you are now using.

Please advise back on progress.

As a matter of interest, where are you located? I am in Hammersmith, West London.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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