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Ms-dos And Tab Issues

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#1 Deadman


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Posted 02 March 2007 - 02:24 PM

When ever I run an MS-DOS program, it instantaneously closes. All I can usually catch is a quick flicker (a split second) of the menu of whatever program I'm running before it shuts itself down. Anyone know how to fix this issue? When I tried the good old fashion extensive Googling search to solve it myself, I've found there were essentially two solutions to fixing Windows XP MS-DOS issues:

1) Replace the broken/missing Config.nt, Autoexec.nt, and Command.com files
  • I've tried this, doesn't seem to stop the auto-closing of MS-DOS programs
2) Right-click the MS-DOS executable file itself, choose Properties. Then click on the Programs tab and uncheck the box marked "Close on exit"
  • There is no Programs tab. Anywhere. MS-DOS or otherwise, nothing I right-click seems to have it. I only see the General, Compatibility, and Summary tabs (and Security, but I disabled that one). I've tried defaulting the view settings in case I accidentally checked a wrong box when hiding the Security Tab, but to no avail. And I couldn't find anything on Google regarding missing Program tabs, so I have no idea how to fix that problem either.

Edited by Deadman, 02 March 2007 - 02:25 PM.

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#2 Walkman


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Posted 02 March 2007 - 02:58 PM

What particular MS-DOS programs are you trying to run?

The reason I ask is that you can run DOS programs and they do like you said they do to you.

a. Do your programs actually run after using the DOS command?
b. Do you experience any other problems besides the flicker on/off of the screen?
c. Have you tried opening the DOS window first, then entering your command from there? If not, try it.

Right now, from what you're explaining, it happens alot, and it happens to me to, until I use method c.

try it, then post back.

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