An installed application starts in 8-bit mode instead of 32-bit.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by rickoff, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. rickoff

    rickoff Guest

    Control CI installed Borland Delphi 3 Professional, a 32-bit Windows
    Development Environment, on my Acer Aspire computer with Windows Vista Home
    Premium operating system. I set compatibility to WIN98 and 256 color mode,
    but each time I start the application my display resets down to low
    resolution 8-bit color mode. When I exit the application, the display
    reverts back to high resolution 32-bit mode. I can go into Control Panel and
    Adjust Screen Resolution back up to high 32-bit while the application is
    running, and then everything looks fine, but the application goes back to low
    resolution 8-bit mode every time it is started. Can someone please help me
    solve this perplexing problem? Thank you for any assistance and suggestions.
    rickoff, Oct 19, 2007
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  2. Contact Borland for an update. App compat mode is there to shim
    applications to give them some ability to work (which yours does), but its
    not meant as a workaround for software that needs updated.

    Joseph W. Conway, MCSE
    Windows Server Group

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Joseph Conway [MSFT], Oct 22, 2007
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  3. rickoff

    rickoff Guest

    Actually, I solved this problem already by removing the 256 color checkmark
    from the compatibilty window. Thanks for the try, but Borland doesn't give
    much of any assistance to owners of older software. They want you to buy the
    latest version of DELPHI for about $900, of course. For other people who are
    having problems with Borland software, or any other software that utilizes
    the Borland Database Engine (BDE) on a Vista equiped computer, please see the
    fix for this at the following address:
    rickoff, Oct 22, 2007
  4. Thanks for information.

    I knew they might not have support for it but I personally dont use Borland
    so I wasnt sure. Glad you got it worked out.

    Joseph W. Conway, MCSE
    Windows Server Group

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Joseph Conway [MSFT], Oct 25, 2007
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    dzomlija Guest

    Rickoff, on the subject of Borland software, Delphi in partular, you
    wouldn't happen to know of any freeware database components for Delphi
    that will allow the creation of database programs that do not use BDE
    and does not require runtime support DLLs?

    Perhaps something that uses XML?


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    dzomlija, Oct 25, 2007
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