Bitstream Facelift 1.0 Hangs with MS-DOS Shell Task Swapper (77888)

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

This article was previously published under Q77888


When task swapping Bitstream Facelift version 1.0 through MS-DOS Shell, the screen will blank and the system will hang if the Facelift advanced installation options are not set correctly.

Use the Bitstream Facelift FLSETUP.EXE program to ensure that the advanced options are set correctly.

This information applies to Microsoft MS-DOS version 5.0.


Bitstream Facelift is a screen/printer font package designed to work with WordPerfect versions 5.0 and 5.1.

When Facelift is executed through Shell with the Task Swapper active, it will work properly. When the program is swapped from memory to disk the monitor blanks and the system hangs.

To adjust the Facelift advanced options, do the following:

    Use the FLSETUP.EXE program that comes with the Facelift package. It will be in the Facelift directory or on Facelift Utility Disk 1.
    From the disk or directory containing the file FLSETUP.EXE, type the following command:

    flsetup /a

    This will execute the Advanced Installation Options for Facelift.
    The following is a list of Options/Settings that will work correctly with Shell:
       Field                              Setting
       -----                              -------
       Number of times fonts remade:      0
       Maximum temporary fonts:           32
       Point size for graphics mode:      20
       Use EMS:                           No   (Yes if EMS is used)
       Terminate stay resident:           No
       Hook DOS device drivers:           No

    Exit FLSETUP.
Bitstream technical support has confirmed the above settings will work with MS-DOS 5.0 Shell.

The product included here 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: 9/30/2003
Keywords: KB77888