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Disk access issue with One-Write Plus 8.0

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Anonymous
April 30, 2005 9:46:06 PM

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I'm trying to assist someone in moving One-Write Plus 8.0 from a desktop
system to his notebook. (This is an old 16-bit application.) Both computers
are running Windows XP w/SP2.

On the notebook PC, when you run One-Write Plus a diagnostic window pops
up with the following complaint:

16 bit Windows Subsystem
------------------------
WATCOM SQL
An application has attempted to directly access the hard disk, which
cannot be supported.

After dismissing this window, One-Write appears to work OK, but of
course there is concern over data integrity or other problems.

The application works fine under XP on the desktop machine, it is only
on the new notebook that this error is reported. (Could it be a driver issue?
The desktop has an Intel disk controller, the notebook has an ALi controller.)

Anyone know of a fix for this?

--
Roger Blake
(Subtract 10 for email.)
Anonymous
April 30, 2005 9:59:11 PM

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"Roger Blake" <rogblake10@iname10.com> wrote in message
news:slrnd77h0h.2fe.rogblake10@unix2.netaxs.com...
> I'm trying to assist someone in moving One-Write Plus 8.0 from a desktop
> system to his notebook. (This is an old 16-bit application.) Both
> computers
> are running Windows XP w/SP2.
>
> On the notebook PC, when you run One-Write Plus a diagnostic window pops
> up with the following complaint:
>
> 16 bit Windows Subsystem
> ------------------------
> WATCOM SQL
> An application has attempted to directly access the hard disk, which
> cannot be supported.
>
> After dismissing this window, One-Write appears to work OK, but of
> course there is concern over data integrity or other problems.
>
> The application works fine under XP on the desktop machine, it is only
> on the new notebook that this error is reported. (Could it be a driver
> issue?
> The desktop has an Intel disk controller, the notebook has an ALi
> controller.)
>
> Anyone know of a fix for this?
>
> --
> Roger Blake
> (Subtract 10 for email.)

It is possible that the compatility mode has been changed on the desktop
and that you need to change it on the laptop. Check your desktop first.

From Win XP Help and Support:

The Program Compatibility Wizard
This wizard prompts you to test your program in different modes
(environments) and with various settings. For example, if the program was
originally designed to run on Windows 95, set the compatibility mode to
Windows 95 and try running your program again. If successful, the program
will start in that mode each time. The wizard also allows you to try
different settings, such as switching the display to 256 colors and the
screen resolution to 640 x 480 pixels. ...

Set the compatibility properties manually

As an alternative to running the Program Compatibility Wizard, you can set
the compatibility properties for a program manually. The settings are the
same as the options in the Program Compatibility Wizard.

To set the compatibility properties for a program manually

1.. Right-click the program icon on your desktop or the shortcut on the
Start menu for the program you want to run, and then click Properties.
2.. Click the Compatibility tab, and change the compatibility settings for
your program."
Anonymous
May 2, 2005 6:53:26 PM

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On Sat, 30 Apr 2005 17:59:11 GMT, Stephen Harris <cyberguard1048-usenet@yahoo.com> wrote:
>It is possible that the compatility mode has been changed on the desktop
>and that you need to change it on the laptop. Check your desktop first.

Thanks -- I tried setting the compatibility mode, but unfortunately that
didn't help any. I've also tried searching the MS knowledge base and
so far have not found anything relevant.

--
Roger Blake
(Subtract 10 for email.)
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