Greetings to you all. This is my first time to post, but I have been reading for a long while. Now I must come to you for help. I am learning c++ right now. I have a couple of books and i am eating this info up! I seem to have a problem that when i compile my source code, the exe it generates is doing something wierd. Well, I think its the OS, but im not sure. I click on the exe and the dos window pops up and then dissapears real fast. I was running win xp pro and thought maybe this is the no dos thing in winxp. So I tried it in 2000. No luck....I even tried it with some simple hello world code. The dos window doesnt stay up so that i can enjoy seeing my program.