Microsoft KB Archive/102201

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PRB: SETUP.APP Hangs While Running Compression Utility

ID: Q102201

2.50 2.50a WINDOWS kbprg kbprb

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for Windows, versions 2.5 and 2.5a


SETUP.APP (the FoxPro for Windows Distribution Kit SetupWizard) appears to hang while compressing files.


The compression utility may not actually be hung; it may be taking a long time to compress a very large file. It is common for the compression utility to take 15 minutes or more to compress 1 megabyte. If the computer has a hard disk drive light, watch it for activity. If it flickers frequently, the compression is probably still taking place.


If the compression has actually stopped, the problem may be related to starting SETUP.APP's MS-DOS compression utility in a window. To determine if this is the problem, do the following:

1. Verify that Windows can successfully start an MS-DOS session in a

   window. To do this, open the Main group in Program Manager and
   choose (double-click) the MS-DOS Prompt icon.

   NOTE: If the MS-DOS Prompt icon is not available, choose Run from
   the File menu in Program Manager. Type "command" (without the
   quotation marks) in the Command Line box, then choose OK.

2. If the MS-DOS session starts in full-screen mode instead of in a

   window, modify the appropriate .PIF file (DOSPRMPT.PIF if you
   double-clicked the MS-DOS Prompt icon or _DEFAULT.PIF if you typed
   "command" in the Command Line box) with the Windows PIF Editor.
   Select the Windowed check box in PIF Editor's Display Usage area.
   For more information on PIF files, see your Windows documentation.

If the MS-DOS prompt session still won't start in a window, there is a problem with your Windows configuration. For help troubleshooting your Windows configuration, see your documentation, or call Microsoft Windows Product Support. NOTE: Third-party high-resolution video drivers are a common cause of difficulties with running an MS-DOS prompt session in a window. Try using one of the standard video drivers shipped with Windows, such as the VGA or Super VGA (800 x 600, 16 colors) driver. If one of these standard video drivers works, contact your video card vendor for an updated video driver.

Additional reference words: FoxWin 2.50 2.50a crash freeze compact condense KBCategory: kbprg kbprb KBSubcategory: FxtoolGeneral

Keywords          : FxtoolGeneral 
Version           : 2.50 2.50a
Platform          : WINDOWS

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