Reader and Writer with Copy Protect May Lock System (71529)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0

This article was previously published under Q71529


The Learning Company's earlier Reader and Writer Rabbit software applications may lock a computer system with ANSI.SYS loaded high using MS-DOS version 5.0. This problem occurs when either program is executed from the hard disk and the program requests the key disk be inserted into the floppy drive. When this is done, the system may lock up.

The problem might be caused by a copy protection scheme that both these programs have. Reader 2.4 and Writer 1.2 are specific versions that contain a copy protection scheme and have locked systems.


    Load ANSI.SYS low. -or-

    Upgrade to a later version of either program. Reader version 4.1 and Writer version 1.3 no longer have a copy protection scheme and do not produce the same problem as the earlier versions.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 12/3/1999
Keywords: KB71529