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Default FAQ: Very Frequently Asked Questions (with answers) v1.33


VERY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Compiled by Dave Pearson <davep@davep.org>
$Revision: 1.33 $

In no particular order, here are some of the questions that are most
frequently asked in comp.lang.clipper. In many cases the comp.lang.clipper
FAQ or Google Groups <URL:http://groups.google.com/> would have helped you
find the answer. Where possible the URL that points to those resources is
given as the answer.

DISCLAIMER: The content of this do***ent is simply a compilation of answers
pulled from other sources and other people. No link in this do***ent should
be seen as an endor*****t, by me, of any product or service that it might
point at. Only follow links in this do***ent if you understand and accept
that I am in no way responsible for any outcome resulting from your use of
this resource.

If that isn't clear, try this: I am not responsible for your actions, you
are. If you can't assume responsibility for your own actions you should stop
reading this do***ent right now.

Please make a point of reading the charter for comp.lang.clipper before
posting to the group: <URL:http://www.the-oasis.net/charter.htm>

* Where is the comp.lang.clipper FAQ?

<URL:http://www.davep.org/clipper/FAQ/>
<URL:http://www.the-oasis.net/clipper.html>

* What is "Internal Error 8002" and how do I stop it?

FAQ:
<URL:http://www.davep.org/clipper/FAQ/clipper-5.html#ss5.8>.

Example Google search:
<URL:http://groups.google.com/groups?q=8002+group%3Acomp.lang.clipper>

* What is runtime error R6003?

FAQ:
<URL:http://www.davep.org/clipper/FAQ/clipper-5.html#ss5.7>

Example Google search:
<URL:http://groups.google.com/groups?q=r6003+group%3Acomp.lang.clipper>

Update (FAQ requires updating with this information):
<URL:ftp://grafxsoft.com/ClipperTools/tools3.zip> fixes the problem.

Alternative:
If you don't have access to the source code for the program that is
displaying this problem and so you can't rebuild using any of the above
fixes you might want to try Attila Feher's program that attempts to
directly patch your executable. You can download this patch program from
<URL:http://www.davep.org/clipper/div0.zip>.

* How do I set FILES= in Windows NT/2000/XP?

Example Google search:
<URL:http://groups.google.com/groups?q=windows+2000+files%3D+group%3Acomp.lang.c lipper>

Short answer:
What you used to know as CONFIG.SYS is %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\CONFIG.NT.
What you used to know as AUTOEXEC.BAT is %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT.

* I change AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS in Windows ME but my changes
disappear after a reboot. What can I do?

Example Google search:
<URL:http://groups.google.com/groups?q=windows+me+autoexec.bat+config.sys+group% 3Acomp.lang.clipper>

Short answer:
See <URL:http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000361.htm>.

Short answer:
The following URLs contain information on how to reinstate the behaviour
you're used to:

<URL:http://www.geocities.com/mfd4life_2000/>
<URL:http://www.overclockers.com.au/techstuff/a_dos_me/>

* How do I set FILES= in Windows ME?

Example Google search:
<URL:http://groups.google.com/groups?q=windows+ME+files%3D+group%3Acomp.lang.cli pper>

Short answer:
Add "PerVMFiles=<value>" to section [386enh] of SYSTEM.INI where the
maximum setting for <value> is 225. You can find out more about this at
<URL:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q269030/>.

* I'm using a MS Windows server and I'm getting "DOS error 55", "corruption
detected", "DBFNTX/1038 lock failure", "disappearing network drives" or
similar issues. What can I do?

Short answer:
<URL:http://www.witzendcs.co.uk/html/nt_networking.html>

* I want to move to Windows, what should I use?

Example Google search:
<URL:http://groups.google.com/groups?q=from+clipper+windows+group%3Acomp.lang.cl ipper>

Short answer:
If you ask this question you'll get more answers than you can probably
cope with. Have a good read of past threads on this subject on Google
Groups.

* My application is hogging the CPU, what can I do?

Example Google search:
<URL:http://groups.google.com/groups?q=cpu+hog+group%3Acomp.lang.clipper>

Short answer:
Get OSLib <URL:http://www.davep.org/clipper/#OSLib> and look
at OL_Yield() <URL:http://www.davep.org/clipper/OSLib/OL_Yield.html> and
OL_AutoYield() <URL:http://www.davep.org/clipper/OSLib/OL_AutoYield.html>.

Short answer:
Grab MULTI102.ZIP <URL:http://www.the-oasis.net/files/general/multi102.zip>.

Short answer:
See <URL:http://www.engwall.com/clipper/nfpat1a.htm>.

Short answer:
Grab IDLE.ZIP <URL:http://www.the-oasis.net/files/patch/idle.zip> if you
don't have access to the source of the application.

* Where can I get a free copy of <insert non-free product here>?

Short answer:
Probably from your local software distributor, although there's a good
chance they won't be letting you have it for free. If that isn't the
answer you were looking for please don't use the newsgroup to request that
people ignore software licences.

* I've lost my source code, how can I get it back?

Short answer:
Use a decompiler like Valkyrie <URL:http://www.grafxsoft.com/valkyrie.htm>.
If you don't want to purchase a decompiler for a single decompile you might
want to try Neil Kingsley of MythoLogics <URL:http://www.mythologics.com/>
or Ross McKenzie of ValuSoft <URL:mailto:valusoft@optusnet.com.au>.

You might also want to keep an eye out for a product called Rescue5. No
current contact details are known so you're on your own regarding locating
a copy.

* How can I print to Windows only printers?

Short answer:
See <URL:http://www.dse.nl/%7Etmk/clipper/clpwinprint.htm>.

Short answer:
See below as well as many of the solutions will probably work (chances are
that you might also be confused about what a "Windows only" printer is).

* How can I print to a USB printer?

Short answer:
See above.

Example Google search:
<URL:http://groups.google.com/groups?q=usb+printer+group%3Acomp.lang.clipper>

* I want to display/print the Euro symbol, what should I do?

Short answer:
<URL:http://www.sysmod.com/eurosoft.htm>

Example Google search:
<URL:http://groups.google.com/groups?q=euro+symbol+group%3Acomp.lang.clipper>

* How can I work with Windows Long File Names?

Short answer:
See <URL:http://www.engwall.com/clipper/lfnlib.htm>.

* I get GPFs in my application linked with Blinker version 3, 4, 5 or 6 when
I run it on Windows 2000 or Windows XP machines, what should I do?

Short answer:
Upgrade to Blinker 7 <URL:http://www.blinkinc.com/blinker.htm>.

Short answer:
Try Causeway, a freely available 32bit linker for DOS.
<URL:http://www.devoresoftware.com/freesource/cwsrc.htm>.

* I need to buy a copy of <3rd party product here> but the
author/producer/retailer has disappeared, what can I do?

Short answer:
Try <URL:http://www.grafxsoft.com/>.

* What's the best Windows text editor for Clipper programming?

Short answer:
There is no "best", only best for you.

Example Google search:
<URL:http://groups.google.com/groups?q=windows+editor+group%3Acomp.lang.clipper>

dmoz Category:
<URL:http://dmoz.org/Computers/Software/Editors/>

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VFAQ was last modified on....: Mon, 16 May 2005 11:49:37 BST
comp.lang.clipper FAQ online.: <URL:http://www.davep.org/clipper/FAQ/>
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