Q37767: BRUNxx.EXE Run-Time Module Must Reload from Disk After SHELL
Article: Q37767 Product(s): See article Version(s): 6.00 6.00b 7.00 | 6.00 6.00b 7.00 Operating System(s): MS-DOS | OS/2 Keyword(s): ENDUSER | SR# G881101-5556 B_QuickBas | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 1-FEB-1990 When the SHELL statement is executed, some portions of the BASIC run-time module (BRUNxx.EXE) are unloaded. This is done to free up as much memory as possible for COMMAND.COM. When the SHELL is complete, the run-time module must be reloaded. This information applies to Microsoft BASIC Compiler Versions 6.00 and 6.00b for MS-DOS and MS OS/2, Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System (PDS) Version 7.00 for MS-DOS and MS OS/2, and to Microsoft QuickBASIC Compiler Versions 4.00, 4.00b, 4.50 and earlier for MS-DOS. If the run-time module is located on a floppy disk removed during the SHELL statement, it must be re-inserted before the BASIC program can continue. If the program cannot find the run-time module, it will prompt you for its location. To avoid the need to reload the run-time module after SHELL, you can compile with the /O (stand alone) option, which includes the run-time routines into the BASIC .EXE program at LINK time.
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