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    My computer has Windows 98 SE. A few months ago, I downloaded the demo version of Power BASIC for DOS. The first time I ran the program, it worked fine but the next time I tried to run it, I got misleading messages telling me about disk errors. I ran Norton Disk Doctor and it reported no problems with my hard disk. I think that Power BASIC for DOS is not compatible with FAT32 but I am not sure. I am afraid to buy the retail version of the program. Jeffrey.

  • #2
    PB/DOS does not make any low-level disk reads or writes.

    Instead, it does these tasks through the operating system. As a result, PB/DOS is 100% compatible with FAT32. Indeed, we have *many* PB/DOS users that have FAT32 drives and work without a problem.

    I would suspect that something else led to the error messages that you experienced, for example, a file corruption or Operating System instability due to a crash, etc.

    Finally, PowerBASIC offer a 30 day money-back guarantee on all products (except when delivered electronically).

    If you are still unsure, please post more specific details of ther problem (provided that you can repeat the problem), and we'll see if we can help you locate the cause of your problems.

    PowerBASIC Support
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    • #3
      I have had 32 bit fat for a long time and PowerBASIC 3.5 works fine on it.



      • #4

        Depending on what version of Norton that you have you may need to go and download the latest SYMEVENT patch from Symantec's website. Earlier versions of Norton and PB had problems working together. It caused the "DISK ERRORS" that you are talking about. Try it and see.

        Owner - Noble D. Bell
        Noble Software Publishing
        Thank you and God bless,
        Noble D. Bell


        • #5
          I have been using PB3.5 with win95,win98,win98se and win2000 beta
          all using either fat32 or ntfs(win2000) with no problems.

          Gary Stout
          gary at sce4u dot com