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  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002

    Post I will probably get flamed for this?

    I downloaded many ms-dos programs but everytime I try to open them, I see the screen for a second then its gone! How do you open and run programs in ms-dos ?

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Open ms-dos promt / command promt
    run -> command or cmd

  3. #3
    Hi mom!
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    What is happening is that whenever you run that program, it is finished almost instantly, thus windows shuts down the dosbox it's running in. There are two ways to stop this, one is just what CLxyz told: manually open a dosbox yourself (click on the start-button, select the 'run' icon and type in either 'command' if you're using win9x, or 'cmd' if you're using NT or win2k). This way, you open a dosbox, and you're able to run the program from there.

    Another way is opening the program's properties (Rightclick the icon, select properties). On the program-tab, unselect the box that sais 'close on exit' or something simillar.

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