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My MS-DOS applications automatically closes everytime I open them

By unnamedguy
May 11, 2007
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  1. Hi!
    My MS-DOS applications automatically closes everytime I them...It opens for about .1 seconds then automatically closes...I dont what caused this problem...I can open the cmd.exe and works fine...does anybody know how to fix this problem???
    Thx
  2. garavel

    garavel TS Rookie

    Have you tried running your applications from command screen?
  3. unnamedguy

    unnamedguy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah... i tried running it but it cant locate the file and i dont know why...
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    jobeard had this tip:

    'if you enter a command in the run box, it may very well run as intended and
    immediately exit, or terminate without letting you read anything.

    Try this instead:
    run->cmd /k somecommandsequence

    the /K flag says KEEP the window after processing completes'


    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic75946.html
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Yes, because you want to see what the error message is. Right now its getting flashed away when the window closes ; you instead want to be able to read it, so you can post back what it says.
  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Name your Windows OS

    Then i might have some help.
    W95 and XP and Vista have different ways to use MS-DOS applications.
  7. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    BTW,How did you install them ?
  8. unnamedguy

    unnamedguy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thx CCT
    I already fixed it
    I just have to put cmd.exe /k then the command line
    thx
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