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"You can not SHELL to BASIC"



 
 
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Old December 10th 04, 08:28 PM
chlange
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Default "You can not SHELL to BASIC"

Trying to run GWBasic on a Compaq/Windows ME computer. No matter how I
launch GWBasic, I get this message. GWBasic is present, I'm pathing
correctly, and I have tried replacing the .exe in case I had file
corruption. No change.

I recall hearing that if the computer has GWbasic installed in ROM, this
error can occur. Anybody know a workaround?

TIA

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Old December 11th 04, 01:22 AM
Tom Scales
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I believe it is saying it cannot run in a DOS windows. Are you at least
make the DOS window full size (Alt-ENTER) first?


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Trying to run GWBasic on a Compaq/Windows ME computer. No matter how I
launch GWBasic, I get this message. GWBasic is present, I'm pathing
correctly, and I have tried replacing the .exe in case I had file
corruption. No change.

I recall hearing that if the computer has GWbasic installed in ROM, this
error can occur. Anybody know a workaround?

TIA



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Old February 15th 05, 04:14 PM
supernandu
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Compaq has a known compatibility issue with GWBASIC. So, if your pc is a
Compaq, you have to install a fix. You can find it and the proper
install instructions in:

http://www.compaq.com/support/files/...nload/200.html

Otherwise nothing occurs to me as a possible solution for this problem.


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