View Full Version : program open and closes

06-27-2002, 11:05 AM
I downloaded a program in dos and it just opened and closed, why is that happening, or is it just my computer

06-27-2002, 11:20 AM
Are you running the program in MS-DOS or in the DOS console of Windows? I don't know why the program opens and closes, perhaps it is a program which purpose was to open and close, so that its behaviour is correct. In other words, can you be a bit more specific.

06-27-2002, 12:57 PM
If you are simply double-clicking it in Windows to run it, open up a DOS prompt, then run it from the command-line. Many command-line DOS programs will close immediately after being double-clicked...

06-27-2002, 04:09 PM
how do i run it in the command line

06-27-2002, 04:34 PM
Start Run "Command" type full path of prog

That would run test.exe and keep the window open