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Run DOS EXE

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I'm trying to run a Dos EXE file

The class of the EXE is ConsoleWindowClass and its a pretty old DOS exe file

when i try to run it, the exe file seems to freeze at its mainscreen. if i push a key like the letter "a" then it will type "a" all over the screen. any clue whats going on?

Local $sDOSEXEFilePath = "C:\Users\GTEM_M_E.EXE"
Run($sDOSEXEFilePath)

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm trying to run a Dos EXE file

The class of the EXE is ConsoleWindowClass and its a pretty old DOS exe file

when i try to run it, the exe file seems to freeze at its mainscreen. if i push a key like the letter "a" then it will type "a" all over the screen. any clue whats going on?

Local $sDOSEXEFilePath = "C:UsersGTEM_M_E.EXE"
Run($sDOSEXEFilePath)

phan423,

I have merged your threads - please try to avoid double posting in future. :oops:

Edited by Melba23
Merged threads

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:oops: Just a try-out, but I suggest you try ShellExecute() instead of Run(). _RunDOS() probably won't work here, since it hides the command window.

Hope this solves your problem.


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I'd use the program DOSBox instead of trying to run it straight from Windows, it's probably a conflict somewhere along the line.


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ShellExecute still seems to create the same problem

What is the program DOSBox? Is it a third party app that I need to download? Because if it is, I'd rather just create a dialog box before running the script to tell the user to have the DOS EXE open before running.

Any other suggestion guys?

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Try to start it manually and then from a bat file or from a cmd window to see differences.


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what do you mean start it from a bat file or cmd window?

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

Please excuse this newbie reply if it is off the mark.

Run("cmd.exe /c "& $sDOSEXEFilePath)

Edited by Harold

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yup, the newbie did it. running cmd.exe then the file path lets the dos exe to execute properly. that ended up working.

compatibility mode doesn't work

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Excellent, thank you for the feedback.

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