DOS-extended apps crash in a DOS window

DOS-extended apps crash in a DOS window

Post by Jeff Sto » Tue, 06 Jan 1998 04:00:00

I have 3 DOS executables (PC-Lint, MS VC++ v8, and PKZIP) that crash
with the same GPE message when I run them in a Win95 DOS window on my
new ThinkPad laptop.  The same .EXE files run OK under other conditions:

- under DOS on my old TI laptop;
- in a WFWG DOS window on the old laptop
- under DOS on the new laptop
- in a Win95 DOS window on a friend's machine;

The only thing I see in common is that these executables run with
a DOS extender.

The new machine runs its POST and its diagnostics with no errors.

Has anyone solved a similar problem where the same executable runs in
several environments but not in a Win95 DOS window?  Any suggestions

Jeff Stone
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DOS-extended apps crash in a DOS window

Post by Eckhard Schwab » Wed, 07 Jan 1998 04:00:00

I heard that Win95b has some Problems with Dos-Extenders which run fine
under Win95a. Maybe you habe OSR2 and your Friend has the old Windows95.



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I hvae a program which is compiled with Zortech C V3.0r3 using the 32 bit
DOS mode and linked usingn a recent version of FlashTek's X32VM.  This runs
when used under DOS but fails with a stack error when run in a Windows DOS
box.  I suspect that DPMI is allocating insufficient memory for the stack,
but I cannot find out how I could change this.

Any help will be much appreciated.  Email or post here.

Thank you
Dr John P. Fletcher      
Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry,
Aston University,         Tel: (44) 21 359 3611 ext 4625


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