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Attempt to access invalid address - Cannot run DOS programs


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jsaklas

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When I try to run DOS programs, for example my old Norton Commander or MS Excel 4.0 (I still program my Excel macros in 4.0 language.) I get the following message:


"Attempt to access invalid address"

I get this whether I try to run the program from the icon on my start menu, or clicking on the executable file from "My Computer," or the RUN prompt, or from the MSDOS Command prompt.

I used to be able to run these programs, but now I cannot.

I am running XP Home.

I'm not real computer savvy, so you will need to be patient and explain things thoroughly and carefully.

Edited by jsaklas, 21 June 2007 - 09:28 AM.

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Try running it in 'Compatibility' mode as if you were running Windows 95.

1. Right-click the program's executable shortcut and select 'Properties'
2. Under the 'Compatibilty' tab, tick "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and select 'Windows 95' from the drop-down list.
3. Click 'OK' to save the new configuration. This setting will automatically be applied to any other shortcuts that exist for that program, as well as to it's actual executable file, so if you want to change it back the way it was you only need to edit the properties of one shortcut.
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pip22,

Your suggestion did not work. Can you suggest another possible solution?

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