SideKick Versions Earlier than 2.0 Conflict with MS-DOS 5/6 (76801)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22
This article was previously published under Q76801
SideKick versions earlier than 2.0 may conflict with Microsoft MS-DOS
version 5.0 or later. The machine may lock up when invoking SideKick
or when running programs such as MS-DOS Shell, MS-DOS Editor, or
QBasic. SideKick version 2.0 may solve this problem. It is also
recommended that you use the LOADFIX command with SideKick 2.0.
Conflicts with MS-DOS 5.0 and later arise because SideKick versions
earlier than 2.0 use file control blocks (FCBs) instead of file
handles, which under MS-DOS version 5.0 and later are handled
differently. SideKick 2.0 uses file handles, which eliminates this
problem. Other conflicts may occur because the memory resident portion
of SideKick conflicts with programs such as Shell, Editor, and QBasic.
Shell is most likely to experience problems with earlier versions of
SideKick because it is also a terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR)
For more information or to obtain an upgrade, contact Borland
International technical support.
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Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these
product's performance or reliability.
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