>>> the July 4th holiday.
We don't have that here.
I don't really see how we can help you, or you can help yourself, if we can't get some output from your application.
Are you sure you are trying to get output from the right place? Can you run the code that is failing in a debugger? We really are clutching at straws here.
You saay you can't compile the file output stuff. Have you tried compiling a real basic program like I gave you to try to narrow down the problem? What errors did your compiler give you when you added the code?