Microsoft KB Archive/103857

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FIX: Running FoxPro Extended 2.5 with MS-DOS 6.0 and EMM386

ID: Q103857

2.50 MS-DOS kbprg kbfixlist kbbuglist

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for MS-DOS, version 2.5


When you are running MS-DOS version 6.0 and EMM386, the Extended version of FoxPro for MS-DOS can take over 1 minute to start up.


This problem is caused by differences in the ways that EMM386 and FoxPro allocate and report extended memory (XMS). This does not cause any problems other than slow startup.


To avoid slow startup, you can do one of the following:

  • Eliminate EMM386. FoxPro can still find and use all available memory. -or-
  • Upgrade to FoxPro 2.5a for MS-DOS.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in FoxPro 2.5 for MS-DOS. This problem was corrected in FoxPro 2.5a for MS-DOS.

Additional reference words: FoxDos 2.50 buglist2.50 fixlist2.50a DOS ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE phar lap pharlap KBCategory: kbprg kbfixlist kbbuglist KBSubcategory: Solution Type : kbfix

Last Reviewed: September 22, 1997
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