Executing TSRs Through MS-DOS Shell with Task Swapper Active (76921)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
This article was previously published under Q76921
When you return to the MS-DOS Shell from a program with Task Swapper
active, the following message may appear:
MS-DOS Task Switcher's Pop-up Program Support
Your pop-up program has been loaded and you may activate
it as you would normally. When you have finished using this
pop-up program, exit it and press Ctrl+C to return to DOS.
This message indicates that a terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR) or
memory resident program/driver was executed and is attempting to
remain in memory when Shell is being swapped from disk back into
Task Swapper, when active, must have control of all programs that are
being loaded into memory when Shell is used. The DOSSWAP program will
not allow programs to stay resident and asks you to remove them to
allow it to manage memory properly.
TSRs can be executed before running Shell because Task Swapper does
not monitor memory usage at the time of their execution.
Pressing ALT+ESC to swap a memory resident program from memory instead
of terminating it will cause Task Swapper to function incorrectly when
other programs in the Task List are being swapped from memory.
Note: Some executable files may have memory resident portions that may
produce the above error message.
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