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Cobol Windows 2000 error

By bperse
Jul 24, 2003
  1. I bought a new PC recently.

    I was trying to put a cobol program onto this PC.

    My PC is running Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3.

    I know this cobol program works, I have used it on another PC before.

    When I run the command,

    C:\Rmcobol\Runcobol.exe /regserver

    The following error screen pops up,

    The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction
    CS:0769v IP:02d2 OP:ff ff 00 00 00 Choose ‘Close’ to terminate the application.

    There is a ‘Close’ and ‘Ignore’ button.

    If I choose ‘Close’ the command prompt window will quit immediately.

    If I choose ‘Ignore’, it brings up another 8 NTVDM CPU messages just with value changes in the description. I had to End Task the Command Window.

    I have looked up various search engines and Microsoft, I have found similar errors but nothing specific to my problem.

    Has anybody encountered problems like this with Cobol and Windows 2000?
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Although I am using MicroFocus Cobol, I had the same problem.
    Create a partition on your HD exclusively for Cobol.
    This must be a FAT partition, not FAT32 or NTFS.
    Copy all your Cobol-stuff, such as the compiler, source-files, EXEs etc. to that partition and RUN your Cobol-programs from there in a DOS-window. My compiler is so old (1985!) -as may be yours- that it only works on a FAT partition.
    HTH
    realblackstuff
     
  3. bperse

    bperse TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'll try that on an older PC that I have and see if it works. I wont be able to run the cobol program through DOS and it is a precompiled piece of software. Thanks for your assistance.
    bperse
     
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