wildrose
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problem in running DOS base program under virtual machine created with windows 98 under windows xp host machine

Dear All,

I created a Virtural PC on a Microsoft Windows XP Machine. I intsalled the Virtual machine with windows 98 operating system. my purpose was for running a DOS based accounting software "Tally 4.5" under the virtual machine. I seems to be succeeded upto almost 60 % as i have been able to run the software. But when I try to make new entris under the existing company's under the software i could not be able to make any changes or i couldnt make any new entry even.

On the other hand after installing the same if i create a new company under the same virtual machine, I found the new company fully operatable as all the function are working perftectely OK in that.

So plz suggest me what should i do to solve this problem at the earliest.

with thanks and regards

Ripal Bhatt

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avarcher
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Is there any hardware, beyond disk and networking, that the application needs to access?

If not, and you have been able to launch the application, I would suggest the problem is with the application and should be investigated from that perspective.

I found a blog that discusses installation of the app in a MS VM. In that a VMware VM is just a different version of virtual hardware the bulk of the instructions still apply. Here it is

wildrose
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Dear Avarcher,

Thanks for the Reply,

First of all the application doesnt require any kind of Hardware support to run on. I have tried to reinstall the software a number of times in the windows 98 based virtual machine and agian i have restored the data from the backup. But again i m facing the same problem. But as i told earlier if i create a new company withing VM Ware virutal machine of windows 98, i found the software works perfactely ok with that newly created company. So I m a lot confused and i m losing my time in this to get a positive outcome. I hope u seniors will help us out in every mannor.

Thanks and Regards,

Wild Rose

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