I am trying to avoid having to convert my RBase for DOS accounting system which has been a lot of years in the making. The vDos environment looks good and most of the programs function correctly but a fair amount kick me completely out to the desktop without any kind of warning or error message. At first I had the software on a local PC and databases/apps on our server like all of our 32-bit Windows 7 machines but not knowing what I'm doing I ended up putting everything in the same directory on the server to get the system to work on the 64-bit Windows 10 test machine. I have not yet registered the product in hopes I can get everything to work correctly first. My gut feeling is it's a memory issue but like I said, I'm very much a novice at this.
Could you start vDos with the log option by adding "/log" to the Target property of the shortcut that starts vDos and your program. That will generate a vDos.log file in the vDos directory. Then submit that file after vDos quits by selecting one of those functions. Perhaps it will show what’s going on.
Jos, I'll try Monday - I'd love for it to work. 3rd Party industry specific software costs an arm and a leg and would be extremely time-consuming to learn. I'd much rather spend the money getting my current program to work in vDos. Thank you very much for the help.
It was just an idea: I knew Alpha4 also uses DOS/4GW, saw no DOS4GW.EXE but that DOS32A.EXE file in its directory. And assumed it was used as a replacement for DOS/4GW. It however isn’t, DOS/4GW is linked with Alpha4.
So we forget about DOS/32A. There would be a .VMC file containing DOS/4GW configuration settings. Perhaps tweaking the MINMEM, MAXMEM and SWAPNAME settings will fix the memory issue. Eventually submit that file.
Turns out it was an error with the rights and location of the "Scratch" files RBase uses. Once that was corrected the program works great so I just submitted a credit card payment to register our Network ID. Thanks again - great work with the emulator.
Strange that the rights/location mishap of the RBase "Scratch" files isn’t reported in the vDos log file. Like the "OpenFile failed:..." entries, one would expect similar entries for "CreateFile failed: DOS path (DOS error code) => Windows path (Windows error code)".