Running Solomon III Accounting Software with MS-DOS 5.0 (73712)

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

This article was previously published under Q73712


Solomon III version 7.0 is an accounting program by TLB. When you run the start-up file SOLOMON.INI at the command prompt, your computer may stop responding (hang).

Editing the SOLOMON.INI file should make Solomon III compatible with MS-DOS version 5.0.


To use Solomon III with MS-DOS 5.0, you must delete two lines in the SOLOMON.INI file. The following procedure uses MS-DOS Editor to modify the SOLOMON.INI file. Editor is an MS-DOS 5.0 feature; with earlier versions of MS-DOS, use the Edlin editor.

    Change to the \ACCT\PROG directory;
    From the command prompt, type the following and press ENTER:


    Delete line #6, which starts with "COMPVERS", and delete line #7, which starts with "IF ERROR LEVEL...". Save the edited file, and exit MS-DOS Editor. Retry executing the SOLOMON.INI file.
NOTE: Solomon III version 7.1 is compatible with MS-DOS 5.0.

The product included here, Solomon III, is manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/21/1999
Keywords: KB73712