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Why Do Some applications work sometimes?

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#1 asobi


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Posted 09 May 2005 - 07:58 PM

Some time ago I used a small utility to score a tournament. It was written and given to me by someone I do not even remember. It worked fine on WIN95. I recently tried to use it on my laptop which now has WIN98se and it would not even load. Recently I found the application again on a stored floppy...loaded it onto my WIN-XP-pro and it works fine. I then installed it on my laptop from the original floppy and it would not run, either from the HD or from the disk, though it runs fine on the machines with XP. BTW, it also will not run on any other WIN98se I have, but it runs on all XP's.

Any explanations??? I would hate to reformat the laptop back to WIN95 just for this one instance


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Posted 10 May 2005 - 05:59 AM

Can you give us more info on this? What are the file names on the floppy? Specifically the full names with file extension. Do you get any error message when you try to install it on the 98 machine?

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 08:34 AM

Try looking at "properties" on your program and see if it has "run in win 95 mode".

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