MS DOS being normal

Oct 11, 2011
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  1. Am trying to write a batch file for the first time in a long time and I am getting an error message with a simple echo command

    From a Command line I enter

    echo hello world

    Then I enter from the command line and get a

    "The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
    CS:058b IP:fffc OP:fe ff ff 00 00 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application."

    I can't see what the problem is because this is just a simple echo command and I have hit it on a number of systems. Any clue would be appreciated because it seems that I must be overlooking something very simple.

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  2. Wrong forum - this belongs in the windows section.

    Use a .bat file extension instead of a .com extension.
  3. TheMaDHaCkER

    TheMaDHaCkER TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry and thanks for the help

    I was under the impression that this was the Windows OS Forum but thanks for the help anyway I will continue to work on this thing but I was still thinking in CP/M mode :confused:

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