Q37482: QB.EXE 4.00b Problem LOADing Lone .BAS File from Floppy Drive
Article: Q37482 Product(s): See article Version(s): 4.00 4.00b 4.50 Operating System(s): MS-DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | buglist4.00 buglist4.00b fixlist4.50 | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 12-JAN-1990 A single .BAS file will not load from a floppy disk in QB.EXE Version 4.00 or 4.00b under the following conditions: 1. The disk in Drive A has only one .BAS file in it. 2. In the QuickBASIC editor, open the File menu. 3. Choose L for LOAD. 4. For the "file name", enter the drive letter (that is, A:). 5. Tab down so that the cursor is under the FIRST LETTER of the file. 6. Press ENTER (this highlights the filename). 7. Press ENTER again. Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in QB.EXE in QuickBASIC Versions 4.00 and 4.00b for MS-DOS and in QB.EXE in Microsoft BASIC Compiler Versions 6.00 and 6.00b (buglist6.00, buglist6.00b) for MS-DOS. This problem was corrected in Microsoft QuickBASIC 4.50 and in the QBX.EXE environment that comes with Microsoft BASIC PDS Version 7.00 (fixlist7.00) for MS-DOS. If the above conditions apply, the file will not load into QuickBASIC as it should. To work around this problem, highlight the filename when the cursor is under it by using any arrow key, then press ENTER.
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