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Will NOT Start
« on: April 17, 2004, 12:54:14 PM »
I have wordstar for windows 1.  Which I have not used for years.  Last night I installed it onto my HP w/Windows ME.  After installing it, I clicked on it, and immediately after it started to load I got the message, "Wswin has caused an error in WSWIN.EXE.  Wswin will now close.  If you continue to experience problems, try restarting you computer."  Which I did w/o any change.  I then did the "ALT" and got the message, "WSWIN caused a general protection fault in module WSWIN.EXE @0077:00000a4d."  It also gave the contents of the registers, and the Stack dump.  Any idea what I might try?  I already tried yelling! any other ideas?
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 04:00:00 AM by 1111651200 »

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Re: Will NOT Start
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2004, 03:54:47 AM »
Hi,

Make sure the installed path only uses 8-letter names with no spaces, etc. For example: C:\WSWIN, not C:\WordStar for Windows. The formar is the default.

Make sure you have a C:\TEMP folder.

If you have a C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT file, make sure it includes the commands:
  • PATH=$PATH;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WSWIN
  • SET TEMP=C:\TEMP
  • SET WSWWORK=C:\TEMP
If you don't have an AUTOEXEC.BAT create one with those settings using Notepad.

Try renaming default.wst in your WSWIN\TEMPLATE folder. Restart WSWin and it should copy back a clean version from the C:\WSWIN folder.

Check that you have at least one printer installed in Windows. When you get WSWin to start the first time you should get a message telling you that you need to select a printer.

All versions of WSWin should run in all versions of Windows from 3.1 onwards, so it's not that it can't run in Windows Me.
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 04:00:00 AM by 1111651200 »
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