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Author Topic: Failure to run QB graphics  (Read 2641 times)
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« on: March 26, 2008, 07:28:29 AM »

I cannot run any graphic SCREENs of QB / Quickbasic apart from SCREEN 0 text or most DOS software using a Flat screen monitor unless I first run DOSBOX or use FB instead. I am told by someone this is because I have a 64 bit CPU but am not using a 64 bit version of Windows. I use Windows XP because when I bought this PC I did not want the bother if hunting for numerous Vista drivers for all existing hardware. But I doubt if my Windows XP is 64 bit as I did not know MS produced a 64 bit version of XP. If they do how can I check if my XP is 64 bit?

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 07:26:46 PM »

Hi. You should be able to run dxdiag and get the info you need. If you don't know how, just goto Start/Run and type in dxdiag.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008, 12:07:17 PM »

Hi, Gordon!  Hi, Dr_Davenstein!  If it isn't the 64 bit thing, could it be a TSR program gunning in the background and grabbing memory locations that QBasic needs for graphics (all SCREENs except SCREEN 0), but is now not allowed to access?  If interested, post again, and I'll go into some explanations of what to do.

Ralph, using QuickBASIC 4.5 and Windows XP Home Edition and Service Pack 2, with HP LaserJet 4L printer.
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