DOS program cannot open COM1

G

Guest

Hello,

I am trying to run a DOS program (for which there is no Windows version)
in XP and receive the following error messages:

"The system cannot open COM1 port requested by the application"
"The system cannot open COM2 port requested by the application"

After choosing "Ignore" instead of "Close" the main program menu appears
and seems to be functional.

Does anyone know how I can "fix" (no more error messages) this ?

Thanks

John D
 
G

Guest

why is it looking to the ports ?? does it have a com
function ?? does it have a print function ??

there is a way to do print pooling, but I don't know if
it applies for you.
 
M

Malke

John said:
Hello,

I am trying to run a DOS program (for which there is no Windows
version) in XP and receive the following error messages:

"The system cannot open COM1 port requested by the application"
"The system cannot open COM2 port requested by the application"

After choosing "Ignore" instead of "Close" the main program menu
appears and seems to be functional.

Does anyone know how I can "fix" (no more error messages) this ?
Hi, John. There is no true DOS in Windows XP, only an emulation. It
sounds like your program needs to interact directly with the hardware,
which is forbidden by modern operating systems like XP. You can try
running the program in Compatibility Mode (look in your Help & Support
for instructions). If that doesn't work and there is no upgraded
version of this software, then I'm afraid you have to choice but to 1)
find a different program that is designed for XP and will do what you
want; 2) keep an older computer around running either DOS or Win9x to
enable you to run this program. Since you didn't give us the name of
the program, that's all the specific help you can get. Please repost if
you need more help, and include the name of the program in case anyone
reading this newsgroup uses it successfully.

Malke
 
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Hi, Guys... Maybe This Can Help you Hard..
Go to Device Manager and update COM1's driver!!!
 

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if you have problem to update this driver..
then try this..
Go to Device Manager, Double Click on COM1, Click "Driver" tab, and Click "Roll Back Driver" to uninstall previos unsucessful updates... See The Attached File
Now! try To Run Your Program!!
 

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