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Aug 24, 2015
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  1. I found out that 16bit programs will not work using windows-10 32bit , as others ver would.
    the error I get is NTVDM.EXE has encountered a system error.....a device attached to the
    system in not functioning.... please close
    Does anyone know what is going on, I am at a loss trying to find out.
    thanks doug
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    I believe all 16bit programs are now history.
  3. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    From your adopted moniker, I guess you like to run old Foxpro programs. Foxpro is a 32-bit program (at least in it's final Dos version) and could be persuaded to run under Win 7 with some difficulty. Whether or not it will run under Win 10 I have no idea.

    As jobeard says, no 16-bit program is going to run at all, but you could try inside a virtual Win 98 OS which is itself running in Win 10. Even then I would think the chances are less than 20%, and direct access to the hardware will be denied.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2015

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