can't open borland C

This is a discussion on can't open borland C within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; everytime i want to open my borland c ver 3.0 it comes out like this 16 bit MS-DOS Subsytem C:\DOCUME~1\Andy\Desktop\BC.pif ...

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    can't open borland C

    everytime i want to open my borland c ver 3.0
    it comes out like this

    16 bit MS-DOS Subsytem
    C:\DOCUME~1\Andy\Desktop\BC.pif
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.


    i've tried to reinstall my borland c, but it's useless.
    i've tried to find AUTOEXEC.NT. but none.
    is there any sugestion?
    thx for the reply

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    What Operating System is this on? I can see you're using an NT kernel, but most of the NT systems are unable to run DOS programs, and Borland 3.0 is a DOS program.

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    You wouldn't happen to be using NTFS would you? And why on earth is anyone still using Borland 3.x or 2.x?

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    Borland 3.0 was a nice DOS compiler, but unless you're developing specifically for DOS (in which case, why are you using NT?), I would recommend something else. Dev-C++ is one of the best there is, and it's free. It's commonly used, so you can get lots of technical assistance.

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    There are some nice options for gcc on windows. Not a bad compiler, and up to date, as opposed to the old Borland one.

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    I don't condone the use of your compiler but this should fix your problem
    rename to .exe
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Not cool sand_man, not cool! lol :(

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    Here is a description of the problem from MSDN:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;324767

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kleid-0
    Not cool sand_man, not cool! lol
    Is there a problem?
    The point is, it works. I've had the same problem before and its not because I've tried to use Turbo C 3.0 on my winxp machine. This happens with lots of programs that are supposed to work on xp that don't. This program simply extracts files needed and that is all.
    Last edited by sand_man; 01-13-2005 at 11:58 PM.

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