Love thy XP

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    Hi,
    I've just my brand new PC (A Dell Dimension 4400 w/ P4 2Ghz ), which came with Windows XP. After dropping the weird "new" interface, I then decided to see if it would run some of my programs.
    Does anyone have any idea why they would work on Win9x but "failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005)" on XP?

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    Re: Love thy XP

    Originally posted by SMurf
    Hi,
    I've just my brand new PC (A Dell Dimension 4400 w/ P4 2Ghz ), which came with Windows XP. After dropping the weird "new" interface, I then decided to see if it would run some of my programs.
    Does anyone have any idea why they would work on Win9x but "failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005)" on XP?
    Without a code example....no.

    But remember that XP is built on the NT family and so lots of DOS based tricks that you got away with under 98 are a no-no for NT/2000/XP

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    "DOS based tricks"? These are Win32 programs I'm talking about. Not console apps, the real deal. And the fact is that no code in my program is apparently executed, it stops before that (hence "initialization")...

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    The kernal in Windows 95 up to 98 are different than the NT/2k/XP kernals. A kernal is basically a *.dll that is used to run programs........and since they are different, and you based it on a 98 kernal, it won't work. If anyone has played StarCraft, and used StarDraft, they'll know what I'm talking about.

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    Eh?
    I've tested this program on Windows 95, 98 and Me and it works fine. If it didn't work with the NT kernel I'd imagine no games and 80% of all other programs wouldn't work on 2K/XP either.

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    Are you trying to do direct access to hardware?
    Does your prog run on nt w2k?
    Have you looked in the xp SDK?
    Is it just one prog or every prog you wrote that don't run in XP?

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    No
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    The what?
    Hmm... it seems just this one (all of my others are DirectX apps). I use ADO and my own DLL in this app. The DLL is there, and it compiles fine, so I don't see the problem there. Also, XP comes with Data Access Components, so I don't think it's that.

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    There shouldnt be a problem when "going up" the range.......down....well yeah you could understand it cuz 98 doenst have all the API at its disposal......but this doesnt make sense......

    I doubt it could be a permission thing or a missing dll as both in cases you should be informed....

    Weird

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    Without seeing the source it is really difficult to pin-point any problems. Try using XP's compatibility mode. Well I think XP has it, win2k has it and you can run programs in NT4,98,95 modes. I know you'd probably like to *fix* the code but that may be a place to start.

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    my solution is...

    my solution for the XP problems is...
    DO NOT use xp!
    write anger letters to complain to microsoft. hell, let's all do that!

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