Qbasicnews.com
February 26, 2020, 02:26:05 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Back to Qbasicnews.com | QB Online Help | FAQ | Chat | All Basic Code | QB Knowledge Base
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: QB.PIF... Invalid startup directory  (Read 10078 times)
camped69
New Member

Posts: 3


« on: September 19, 2004, 03:42:03 PM »

Hi, I am trying to install QB for my son on an xpsp2 home OEM os.
I unzipped the file to C:/ProgramFiles/QuickBasic
Went into the folder and tried to open the QB shortcut and the following appears:
16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem window
C:Progra~1\QUICKB~1\qb45\QB.PIF
Invalid startup directory,please check your pif file. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.
Could some help out a QB Noob? TIA
Logged
TheBigBasicQ
*/-\*
*****
Posts: 4550



WWW
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2004, 04:25:02 PM »

Try this:

1. unzip the folder to c:\qb45\
2. double click the qb.exe file

it should work. if it doesnt, we are here =). BTW SP2 and QB dont like each other =(.
Logged
Plasma
Na_th_an
*****
Posts: 1770


WWW
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2004, 04:42:49 PM »

QB works fine with SP2. Just delete the .pif and run the .exe.
Logged
TheBigBasicQ
*/-\*
*****
Posts: 4550



WWW
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2004, 05:08:00 PM »

yes normal qb maybe. but XMS and EMS gives a lot of trouble! Sad
Logged
Plasma
Na_th_an
*****
Posts: 1770


WWW
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2004, 05:15:27 PM »

XMS 2.0 always works if you set up your _default.pif properly. EMS may or may not work, depending on your motherboard. It has nothing to do with XP, let alone SP2.
Logged
Z!re
*/-\*
*****
Posts: 4599


« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2004, 05:40:08 PM »

I'm using win98, I'm having a hard time with EMS
Logged
camped69
New Member

Posts: 3


« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2004, 06:39:00 PM »

OK so I extracted the zip file to c:/program files/qb45
I click on the executable, qb and it says that the path is not correct.
With the zip file open in Winzip I can click on the executable and it works but after extraction it doesn't. Also after extraction I cannot find the .pif file.
Logged
whitetiger0990
__/--\__
*****
Posts: 2964



WWW
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2004, 07:03:08 PM »

Quote from: "TheBigBasicQ"
Try this:

1. unzip the folder to c:\qb45\
2. double click the qb.exe file



try putting it in the c:\qb45
Logged


[size=10]Back by popular demand!
I will byte and nibble you bit by bit until nothing remains but crumbs.[/size]
camped69
New Member

Posts: 3


« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2004, 08:22:35 PM »

lol rgr that. thanks
Logged
TheBigBasicQ
*/-\*
*****
Posts: 4550



WWW
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2004, 03:46:29 AM »

Quote from: "Plasma"
XMS 2.0 always works if you set up your _default.pif properly. EMS may or may not work, depending on your motherboard. It has nothing to do with XP, let alone SP2.


SP2 breaks a lot of functionality. DOS programs have become even more incompatible...
Logged
na_th_an
*/-\*
*****
Posts: 8244



WWW
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2004, 09:39:23 AM »

Completely false. That's hype. I installed it and everything runs just fine, just like with SP1.
Logged

SCUMM (the band) on Myspace!
ComputerEmuzone Games Studio
underBASIC, homegrown musicians
[img]http://www.ojodepez-fanzine.net/almacen/yoghourtslover.png[/i
Z!re
*/-\*
*****
Posts: 4599


« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2004, 10:06:36 AM »

It's just like the EMS hype.


EMS Works just fine under windows XP, IF! your motherboard suppoerts it.


Mine doesent, and I'm under windows 98.



Most computers running win XP are new, with new motherboards, where the manufacturer decided EMS is dead.


A true thing though: Linux sucks at running DOS apps, bigtime. Tongue
Logged
TheBigBasicQ
*/-\*
*****
Posts: 4550



WWW
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2004, 10:36:30 AM »

Quote from: "na_th_an"
Completely false. That's hype. I installed it and everything runs just fine, just like with SP1.


my friend's computer was completely trashed. He had to reinstall everything. Good thing he backed up all the data =).
Logged
Z!re
*/-\*
*****
Posts: 4599


« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2004, 11:59:04 AM »

Again, your friend messed up.
Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!