run MSDOS program in WINDOWS VISTA

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Helio, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Helio

    Helio Guest

    A program that I developped in former time
    using turbo pascal 5.0 at DOS, can be run
    at windows vista. It was running at
    windows XP. But now I have the following error
    message: This system does not support fullscreen mode.
    Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

    It is a simple and useful program and I want to run it
    at it is and not expend time to change it to fit at Windows vista.

    All the best

    Helio, Dec 11, 2007
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  2. Helio

    Nil Guest

    I believe it's a Vista video driver issue, not a Vista issue per se. I
    bet this is a laptop - mine does the same thing.

    There is no solution except to make your program able to run in a
    window. A workaround would be to use a DOS emulator, such as DOSBox.
    That will usually let you run a full-screen app in a window.
    Nil, Dec 11, 2007
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  3. Helio

    dzomlija Guest

    You can download the free Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and install XP into
    a virtual pc. You can then run your program.

    Or better yet, if you can find someone who has Virtual PC 2004, you can
    get the MSDOS Extensions for Virtual PC, and then install a virtual DOS
    computer into Virtual PC 2007 (if you still have your old MSDOS disks).
    Your program can then run in it's intended environment: MSDOS.


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  4. Helio

    Helio Guest

    Hi Nil;

    Thank you for your answer. It was very usefull to me!
    Actually you are right, I have a note book!

    Helio, Dec 15, 2007
  5. Helio

    OTBUG Guest

    I have this same problem with an MS-DOS program that I use for brain injury
    rehab. It won't work on my windows vista desktop or laptop, and I get the
    same error.
    OTBUG, Dec 19, 2007
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  7. Helio

    St Guest

    I have a feeling that you're advertising your product in support newsgroup.
    St, Sep 12, 2010
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