Program Hangs with MS-DOS 6.0 but Not Earlier Versions or 6.2 (104537)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0

This article was previously published under Q104537


Applications that divide by zero (0) or enable the trap flag without installing their own interrupt handlers may stop responding (or display a DIVIDE OVERFLOW error) under MS-DOS 6.0.

These applications work correctly under previous versions of MS-DOS and also work under MS-DOS version 6.2 and later.


This problem occurs when the MS-DOS interrupt vectors become corrupted.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in MS-DOS version 6.0. This problem was corrected in MS-DOS version 6.2.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB104537