Installing Tips Plus Version 1.5 with MS-DOS 5.0 (76191)

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

This article was previously published under Q76191


Tips Plus version 1.5 may have trouble installing after Microsoft MS-DOS version 5.0 has been installed.


Tips Plus, manufactured by True Vision, is a graphics paint product that is used with a True Vision Targa Board. After MS-DOS 5.0 is installed, the Tips Plus program may have difficulty installing. If the message "Packed file corrupt" appears, you should use the MS-DOS LOADFIX command as follows:
   loadfix [drive:][path]INSTALL.EXE
The program should now install correctly. However, if Tips Plus gets partially through its installation and displays the error message "program failed to load," you must use the following workarounds:


    Load DOS low. This is done in the CONFIG.SYS file as follows:

    According to True Vision technical support, when installing Tips Plus under MS-DOS 5.0, INSTALL.EXE should be added to the MS-DOS version table as follows;
          setver [drive:path] install.exe x.xx
    where x.xx is the MS-DOS version number, which should be set to 4.01. The version number can also be set to 3.x; however, this does not ensure successful Tips Plus 1.5 installation.
      Boot from a previous DOS system disk (DOS 3.x has not been reliable for successful Tips Plus installation according to True Vision; DOS 4.x is suggested)
      Install Tips Plus 1.5.
      Reboot from the hard drive under MS-DOS 5.

True Vision: (800) 858-8783

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Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 12/3/1999
Keywords: KB76191