I am a beginner student of the C language and I recieved the Borland Complier with my textbook. I went to test out the program and wrote a simple printf statement with no errors. When I went to run the program, a black screen popped up and disappeared. I wrote another simple program to convert miles to kilometers. This time, the black screen stayed and asked me to input the miles to be converted as I had programmed it to. When I entered a number and pressed return, the screen disapeared again. I can't get the screen to stay up after I run my programs and it is beginning to frustrate me. The only compiler I have had any success with is the one I use at school which is very primitive and different than the Borland compiler. I don't know what I'm doing wrong or how to fix my problem. I'm sorry I'm a novice, but we all start somewhere. Thank you for you time and your patience.